Program Requirements for the Online RN-to-BS in Nursing

The RN-to-BS Program builds on the study of nursing in Associate Degree and Nursing Diploma programs. Coursework focuses on advancement and refinement of knowledge and skills in such areas as leadership, ethics, physical assessment, theoretical foundations of practice, informatics, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professional portfolio development, and caring for populations.

RN-to-BS Degree Requirements

The fully-accredited R.N. to B.S. curriculum is a modular program delivered in an online learning format, designed to respond to the needs of working professionals in terms of scheduling and flexibility. Courses are taught in seven-week modules. Your plan of study will be individually designed based on previously completed coursework. The program can be completed in as little as 12-18 months.


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current RN-to-BS program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


Nursing Credits: 56-60

The 56-60 credits in the Nursing major include 30 credits in Nursing at St. John Fisher and the minimum of 26 credits for nursing coursework transferred from an associate’s degree or hospital-based diploma nursing program.

Required Nursing Courses

Credits

NURS 331

Nursing as a Profession

(3)

NURS 332

Caring for Populations

(4)

NURS 333

Evidence-Based Practice

(3)

NURS 451

Leadership in Systems Care

(3)

NURS 452

Holistic Health Assessment

(4)

NURS 456

Nursing Informatics

(3)

NURS 457

Patient-Centered Care and Quality

(3)

NURS 458

Contemporary Professional Issues

(4)

NURS 459

Capstone Professional Portfolio

(3)

 

Nursing Credits at Fisher:

(30)

Liberal Arts Credits: 60-64

A total of 64 credits in liberal arts are required. Potentially 40 liberal arts credits can be transferred from the associate's degree program. Additional liberal arts credits may be transferred from bachelor's level courses at other schools that meet St. John Fisher College core or elective requirements. The Registrar will provide an individualized evaluation of transfer courses and credits to determine the additional liberal arts courses required for the B.S. degree to total 64 credits.

  • St. John Fisher College Core requirements.
  • A college-level course in introductory statistics as a prerequisite course for NURS 333.
  • A college-level course in introductory ethics or bioethics.
  • Additional liberal arts, sciences, general elective courses

Total degree requirement: 120 credits


RN-to-BS to M.S. Fast-Track Degree Requirements

Nursing Credits: 56

The 56 credits in the nursing major include 30 credits in nursing at St. John Fisher College and the 26 or more credits for nursing coursework transferred from an associate's degree or hospital-based diploma nursing program.

Required Nursing Courses

Credits

NURS 331

Nursing as a Profession

(3)

NURS 332

Caring for Populations

(4)

NURS 333

Evidence-Based Practice

(3)

NURS 451

Leadership in Systems of Care

(3)

NURS 452

Holistic Health Assessment

(4)

NURS 456

Nursing Informatics

(3)

NURS 457

Patient-Centered Care and Quality

(3)

GNUR 512

Health Care, Economics, and Policy

(4)

GNUR 543

Advanced Pathophysiology

(3)

 

Nursing Credits at Fisher:

(30)

If additional elective credit is needed, this course may be taken.

NURS 459

Capstone Professional Portfolio

(3)

Liberal Arts Credits: 64

A total of 64 credits in liberal arts are required. Potentially 40 liberal arts credits can be transferred from the associate's degree program. Additional liberal arts credits may be transferred from bachelor's level courses at other schools that meet St. John Fisher College core or elective requirements. The Registrar will provide an individualized evaluation of transfer courses and credits to determine the additional liberal arts courses required for the B.S. degree to total 64 credits.

  • St. John Fisher College Core requirements.
  • A college-level course in introductory statistics as a prerequisite course for NURS 333.
  • A college-level course in introductory ethics or bioethics.
  • Additional liberal arts, sciences, general elective courses

Total degree requirement: 120 credits


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