All RN to BSN Option students must earn 128 credits to graduate with the BSN. All RN to BSN option students must complete 30 institutional credits. Credits earned by CLEP and transfer credits are NOT qualified as institutional credits. Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) may qualify to obtain the BSN through the next-step program. Next-Step Program BSN Option for Graduates of Two Year Colleges (ADN) includes GOLD Program (BSN-RNBS-NS-OL) I. Acceptance of transfer credits from the accredited ADN program, which includes a maximum of 32 nursing articulation credits. II. The student must take 19 credits of the Liberal Studies Core after completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing degree.
(Numerals in front of courses indicate credits)
3 Foundations of Theology/LTHE 101 3 Introduction to Philosophy/LPHI 131 3 Literature Series/LENG 3 Fine Art Series/LFIN 3 LPHI 237 or any LTHE 300 course 1 Leadership Seminar/NURS 320 3 Capstone Seminar: Nurse Power Politics/NURS 404* 19 * NURS 404 as the approved Liberal Core capstone course for the nursing major. If achieved through portfolio, the student must attend a scheduled seminar to fulfill the LBST 383 requirements. Students may transfer course equivalents to Foundations of Theology, Introduction to Philosophy, the Literature Series and/or the Fine Arts Series. Students must take the Leadership Seminar, the Theology/Philosophy III Series, and NURS 404 (Nurse Power Politics) at Gannon. III. Completion or transfer equivalent of 25 credits of nursing pre-requisites: 8 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II/ BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 4 Physiologic Chemistry and lab/CHEM 105 and 108 4 Microbiology/BIOL 106 & 107 3 Human Growth and Development/PSYC 222 3 Nutrition/DIET 202 3 Statistics/PSYC 211 or SOCI 351 or MATH 213 25 IV. Nursing Credits required: 5 Transition to Professional Nursing/NURS 203 (required) 3 Nursing Research/NURS 308 (required) 3 Nurse Power Politics/*NURS 404 (validation by Portfolio available) 5 Promoting Healthy Communities/NURS 414 (validation by Portfolio available) 3 Management and Leadership in Nursing/NURS 408 (validation by Portfolio available) 19 * If achieved through portfolio, the student must attend a scheduled seminar to fulfill the LBST 383 requirements.