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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Completion specialization

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6782, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

General Education Requirements

45 Quarter Credits. Choose a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each of the following categories. In addition, choose 21 quarter credits of undergraduate courses to fulfill the 45 quarter credit requirement.

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Communication

ENG100012
English Composition (6 quarter credits)
ENG2000
Research Writing (6 quarter credits)
ENG3300
Business and Technical Writing (6 quarter credits)
COM1000
Public Speaking (3 quarter credits)†
COM1001
Professional Communication and Development (3 quarter credits)
COM2000
Intercultural Communication (6 quarter credits)†
COM2050
Visual Design in Communications (3 quarter credits)
COM3200
Leadership, Gender, and Communication (6 quarter credits)
COM3700
Conflict Resolution (6 quarter credits)
COM4100
Media and Culture (3 quarter credits)

Humanities

ART2000
Art History Survey (6 quarter credits)
HUM1000
Introduction to the Humanities (6 quarter credits)
HUM1055
Approaches to Studying Religions (3 quarter credits)
HUM3300
Global Multiculturalism and World Religions (6 quarter credits)
LIT2001
Introduction to Literature: Short Stories (3 quarter credits)
LIT2100
Women's Literature (3 quarter credits)
PHI1000
Introduction to Philosophy (6 quarter credits)
PHI20001
Ethics (6 quarter credits)
PHI2050
Human Nature and Ethics (3 quarter credits)
PHI2100
Introduction to Logic (6 quarter credits)
PHI3200
Ethics in Health Care (6 quarter credits)

Natural Science and Mathematics

BIO10001
Human Biology (6 quarter credits)
BIO1050
Biology and Society (3 quarter credits)
BIO2000
Environmental Health (6 quarter credits)
CHM1000
Chemistry for Changing Times (6 quarter credits)
CHM1050
Chemistry and the Environment (3 quarter credits)
PHY1000
Introduction to Astronomy (6 quarter credits)
MAT1050
College Algebra (6 quarter credits)
MAT1051
Pre-Calculus (6 quarter credits)
MAT2001 3
Statistical Reasoning (6 quarter credits)
MAT2050 4
Statistical Literacy (3 quarter credits)
MAT2051 5*
Discrete Mathematics (6 quarter credits)

Social Science

ECO1050
Microeconomics (6 quarter credits)
ECO1051
Macroeconomics (6 quarter credits)
HIS1000
Immigrants in the American City (3 quarter credits
HIS3200
History of Health Care in America (3 quarter credits)
HIS4100
Critical Aspects of American History (3 quarter credits)
PSYC10001
Introduction to Psychology (6 quarter credits)
PSYC2200
Educational Psychology (3 quarter credits)
PSYC2700
Child Development (3 quarter credits)
PSYC2800
Introduction to Human Sexuality (3 quarter credits)
POL1000
The Politics of American Government (6 quarter credits)
POL2000
Globalization (6 quarter credits)
SOC1000
Introduction to Human Society (6 quarter credits)
SOC2000
Cultural Diversity (6 quarter credits)
SOC3400
Social Deviance (6 quarter credits)

Additional Program Requirements

30 quarter credits

Credits taken in foundation nursing courses and undergraduate nursing skills course work totaling 30 quarter credits.

Core Courses

42 course quarter credits

BSN4001
Orientation to Baccalaureate Nursing (6 quarter credits)
BSN4002
Assessment, Communication, and Collaboration* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4004
Nursing Research and Informatics* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4006
Policy, Law, Ethics, and Regulations* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4008
Organizational and Systems Management for Quality Outcomes* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4010
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Vulnerable and Diverse Populations* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4012
Nursing Leadership and Management* (6 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

18 course quarter credits

BSN4014
Global Perspectives of Community and Public Service* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4016
Pharmacology for Patient Safety* (6 quarter credits)
BSN4017
Collaborative Group Process for Nursing Professionals* (6 quarter credits)

Elective Courses

Choose 39 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

BSN4020
Nursing Capstone Project (6 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.

Washington residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program.

RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option

Finish both your BSN and MSN in just over three years — while saving thousands in tuition costs. Learn more about our RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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To learn more, call 1.877.295.6782, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.