RN to BSN Online Curriculum

THE RN-BSN PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST AND WOULD LIKE INFORMATION REGARDING THE RN-BSN PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT DR. CATHIE COLLINS. THANK YOU!


Description of Major

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires completion of specific general education requirements that all students who graduate from UVa-Wise must meet, as well as completion of upper division nursing major requirements.

Admission

Applicants who met the following criteria are eligible for admission into the nursing major with

junior status:

• Graduation from a state-approved nursing program from a regionally accredited community

college or hospital school of nursing
• Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above for all prior academic (non-
nursing) work and a 2.3 (C+) or above for all prior nursing course work
• Licensure as a registered nurse in one or more states (Must be licensed in states where clinical

experiences are conducted)
• Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination prior to enrolling in upper division clinical

nursing courses
• Characteristics consistent with acceptable academic study and professional practice

Applicants to the program follow regular College admission procedures. In
addition, as transfer students, they must submit the following:

• Official transcripts of all academic work completed at other academic institutions they attended

including hospital schools of nursing
• Registration number and expiration date of license to practice nursing 

Lower division courses in nursing by transfer from a community college or validation of diploma program course work

30 credit hours

General education requirements (Thirty-four of these credits may be transferred from a community college)

51 credit hours

Nursing major (Includes upper division electives)

39 credit hours

TOTAL

120 credit hours

Required Courses

Additional information

BACCALAUREATE RN to BSN NURSING ONLINE PROGRAM SUMMARY 

 

First Semester          

Second                                       Semester

First 7 Weeks
of Semester
 

Issues in Professional
Nursing

Nursing Theory

Applied Pharmacology for the RN

Leadership/
Management II
All Semester
Evidence-Based Practice Rural/Public Health
Second 7 Weeks 
of Semester

Leadership/
Management I

Appalachian Culture and Health Health Promotion
in Rural Appalachia
Transition to Professional
Nursing Practice

Total Hours:  120