RN-BSN

We are honored that you are interested in learning more about our Baccalaureate Degree Option for registered nurses! We understand that registered nurses have busy lives, and we have tailored our program to be flexible to support your success while maintaining the high-quality education standards for which the UK College of Nursing is nationally known. 

The courses are offered online to provide you with flexibility, but you are not alone. The faculty wants to mentor you and help you reach your education and career goals. 

Our faculty’s philosophy is congruent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's statement that “Nursing is a practice discipline that includes both direct and indirect care activities that impact health outcomes. Baccalaureate programs provide opportunities for practice experiences designed to assist graduates in achieving the goals outlined in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. All baccalaureate programs, including RN-BSN programs, must provide practice experiences for students to bridge to baccalaureate-level professional nursing practice.” (AACN, 2012)

Practice experience in two courses, Population Health and Nursing Practice Capstone for Registered Nurses, provides nurses with opportunities to apply new skills developed while working toward BSN completion. These clinical-practice learning opportunities encompass a variety of experiences including, but not limited to, hospital-based nursing care, collaboration in a community agency, conducting pilot research, quality-improvement projects, leadership and management-focused experiences, and the role of nurses as educators.

Sample Plan of Study for One Year Completion

120 credits are required to complete the RN-BSN program.

FALL COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 350: Concepts in Professional Nursing   16 weeks 5
NUR 351: Health Assessment 8 weeks 2
NUR 450: The Impact of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing  8 weeks 3
STA 210: Statistics 16 weeks 3
SPRING COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 451: Population Health for Registered Nurses 16 weeks 5
NUR 354: Pathophysiology 8 weeks 3
NUR 352: Pharmacology 8 weeks 3
SUMMER COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 452: Leadership & Management for RNs 4 weeks 3
NUR 453: +*Nursing Practice Capstone for RNs 8 weeks 6

Sample Plan of Study for Two Year Completion

1st FALL COURSE DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 350: Concepts in Professional Nursing   16 weeks 5
1st SPRING COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 354: Pathophysiology 8 weeks 3
NUR 352: Pharmacology 8 weeks 3
1st SUMMER COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 452: Leadership & Management for RNs 4 weeks 3
STA 210: Statistics 8 weeks 3
2nd FALL COURSES DURATION CREDIT HOURS
NUR 351: Health Assessment 8 weeks 2
NUR 450: The Impact of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 8 weeks 3
2nd SPRING COURSE DURATION CREDIT HOURS
*NUR 451 Population Health for Registered Nurses 16 weeks 5
2nd SUMMER COURSE DURATION CREDIT HOURS
+*NUR 453 Nursing Practice Capstone for RNs 8 weeks

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS

   

120

 

*Clinical course
+ Capstone graduation course (all other nursing courses must be complete before enrolling)

The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Nursing certifies that the University of Kentucky Baccalaureate Degree Program has met the requirements established by law and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. This full-approval confers the right to operate a nursing program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in accordance with the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 314.