RN-BSN Program

A student may enroll in the RN-BSN Program on a full-time or part-time basis. The required nursing courses may be completed within four semesters. General Education courses are required in addition to the required nursing courses. Enrollment in the University or Community College courses neither implies nor guarantees a student’s eventual acceptance into the Nursing Program.

NOTE: A grade of “C” or better in theory is required for all nursing courses and a “satisfactory” designation for the clinical experience in nursing courses where this is a requirement.

Admissions Procedures and Requirements of the RN-BSN Program

Complete the required admission procedures and policies for the University of Rio Grande as follows:

New students to the University of Rio Grande must submit:

a). A complete Application Form for admissions.

b). A complete University Medical Record Form (general 
     form required of all students).

 c). Official transcripts from all schools of nursing, colleges,
      or universities attended (a high school transcript is not
      required for RN-BSN applicants).

  d). Identify “BSN Program” as the intended major field of 
       study on the University Application Form.

Licensure, liability insurance, CPR certification, and immunizations must remain current throughout enrollment in the Nursing Program.

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester - Fall

  • NUR 30303:  Concepts of Professional Nursing ..................  3
  • BIO 49303:  Pathophysiology for Healthcare ....................... 3
  • HPE 10101:  Wellness .......................................................... 1
  • NUR 31303:  Healthcare Ethics ........................................... 3
     

Second Semester - Spring

  • NUR 30808:  Clinical Decision Making ............................. 8
  • NUR 31404:  Issues in Nursing I ........................................ 4
  • MTH 21404:  Introduction to Probability & Statistics ....... 4

Third Semester - Fall

  • NUR 40303:  Nursing Research .........................................  3
  • NUR 41404:  Transcultural Nursing ................................... 4
  • ART 10303:  Art Appreciation ........................................... 3
  • HIS 12203:  American History II ....................................... 3
  • HPE Activity course - 1 hour ............................................. 1
  • Three hour Upper Level Nursing Elective ......................... 3

Fourth Semester - Spring

  • NUR 41303:  Issues in Nursing Practice II ....................... 3
  • NUR 40111:  Nursing Leadership & Nursing
                         in the Community ....................................... 11
  • HIS 13203:  World Civilization II .................................... 3