RN to B.S. Curriculum

RN to B.S. Curriculum

Penn State’s 120*-credit RN to B.S. nursing program focuses on current topics in the field of nursing, including data management, ethics, and nursing research. Because you are already an RN, you may receive 33 of those credits by portfolio. In addition to program-specific General Education courses, you must complete the following 28 nursing credits to satisfy requirements for the degree:

Required (22 credits)

NURS 200W Understanding and Applying Nursing Research (3 credits)
NURS 251 Health Assessment (3 credits)
NURS 357 Introduction to Computing and Nursing Informatics (3 credits)
NURS 390 Transition and the Professional Nursing Role (3 credits)
NURS 417 Family and Community Health Concepts (4 credits)
NURS 465 Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs (3 credits)
NURS 475 Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

Information Emphasis
NURS 458 Ethical Challenges in Health Care Informatics (3 credits)


NURS 401 Concepts of Health (3 credits)
NURS 402 Holistic Health (3 credits)

*Please note: 36 of the last 60 credits must be from Penn State