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The first cohort of students will be accepted in the spring semester, January 2020 in the totally online program.  The program is part-time enabling the RN to work full-time while obtaining the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. 

The BSN in Nursing is an upper level 30 credit hour program which must be completed at Virginia State University. The RN student enrolled in the completion program will transfer in up to 90 credit hours from previous academic work. This will total 120 credits for completion of the BSN in Nursing. A practicum will be required.  The program requirements are:

General Education Coursework – 33 credit hours

RN students will satisfy the general education credits as follows:

English Composition – 6 credits

History – 3 credits

Humanities – 3 credits

Global Studies – 3 credits

Literature – 3 credits

Wellness/Health – 2 credits

Mathematics – 6 credits

Social Science – 3 credits

Natural Science and Lab. – 4 credits

Pre-Requisite Core Curriculum - 21 credit hours

Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology - 12 credits

Information Systems – 3 credits

Statistics – 3 credits

Growth and Development – 3 credits

Pre-Licensure Nursing Education – 36 credit Hours 

Associate degree or hospital diploma RN preparation.

VSU Nursing Required Courses – 30 credit hours

NURS 320      Transition to Professional Practice – 3 credits

NURS 321      Integrated Health Assessment – 3 credits

NURS 322      Theoretical Foundations – 3 credits

NURS 323      Healthcare Trends and Policy – 3 credits

NURS 324      Evidence Based Practice – 3 credits

NURS 420      Alterations in Health – 3 credits

NURS 421      Nursing Informatics – 3 credits

NURS 422      Population and Global Health – 3 credits

NURS 423      Leadership and Healthcare Management – 3 credits

NURS 424      Financial Management and the Healthcare Delivery System – 3 credits

Total Credits – 120

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