Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN) Online

Special Academic Requirements

Health Clearance, CPR Certification, and RN license must be up-to-date in order to register for NUR courses. Advanced Standing Credit (ASC) is awarded on completion of NUR 3010 and acceptance of Nursing Professional Portfolio. At least 140 quarter hours must be completed before entering upper level nursing courses.

Foundation Courses (15 q.h.)

Complete the following course:

ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2160 Bioethics 3 q.h.

Complete two of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
POL 2230 Civil Liberties 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635  Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.
SOC 2440 Gender and Work Roles in Society 3 q.h.
ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 q.h.

Complete any Information Technology Course:

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.

Introductory-Level Required Courses (18 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Complete four courses from the following Humanities elective prefixes: 

ASL, CMN, ENG, HSC, PHL, PSY, SOC, or a modern foreign language 12 q.h.

Intermediate-Level Required Courses (12 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

NUR 3010 Professional Transitions in Nursing* 4 q.h.
NUR 3210 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan* 4 q.h.
NUR 3310 Introduction to Nursing Research* 4 q.h.

Upper-Level Required Courses (14 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

NUR 4110 Caregiving: Nurses with Vulnerable Populations in the Community/Clinical* 7 q.h.
NUR 4420 Managing and Leading in Healthcare* 6 q.h.
NUR 4600 Innovations in Nursing Practice** (Capstone) 1 q.h.

Open Electives (6 q.h.)


Total Quarter Hours: 65

*Major Specialization Course
**Must have completed all NUR courses to register. For RN-to-BSN students who enter the program with credit for 96 q.h. of work and need 161 q.h. to graduate, the minimum number of credits earned at Northeastern University is 65 q.h.