Recently national attention has again focused on educational mobility within nursing. The constantly changing health care environment and globalization necessitate higher educational levels to care for complex patient populations. A baccalaureate education in nursing opens up broader career options and a stepping stone to graduate education. The Newman RN to BSN programs provides seamless transition and program flexibility.
Students graduating from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing school in Kansas may articulate into Newman University's RN to BSN program having met their general education requirements with the exception of 6 hours of philosophy and 6 hours of theology.
The BSN Programs at Newman University are in compliance with the Kansas Nursing Articulation Plan. Associate degree nursing graduates and diploma graduates may receive up to 33 hours of credit for nursing courses completed in their basic program. Refer to the Articulation Plan for specific information.
Graduates of a nationally accredited associate degree nursing program will need to complete the RN to BSN prerequisites and meet University core requirements. For more information or an advising appointment please contact Assistant Professor of Nursing and RN to BSN Online Program Coordinator Nancy Lugo-Baez, MSN,RN.
Online Delivery Method
Students enrolled in the RN to BSN Online program will complete coursework using technology that includes media-rich features that enhance faculty presentations, student interactions and learning opportunities. Web-based group interactions will also be utilized. The program is also structured to prevent the repetition of foundation nursing courses, and to allow students to move through the program at their own pace.
The applicant for the RN BSN Program shall have an associate degree in nursing, a Kansas RN license and work experience as an RN. After acceptance to the Program, graduates of an NLN or CCNE accredited school in Kansas will receive 33 hours of college credit for the nursing courses in the AD program. Pre-requisite courses and general education courses may be transferred in upon approval of the Newman University Registrar.
- Anatomy and Physiology (5 credit hours)
- College Algebra (3)
- College Writing 1 (3)
- College Writing 2 (3)
- General Psychology (3)
- Developmental Psychology ( 3)
- Microbiology (3)
- Oral Communication (3)
Graduation Course Requirements:
- Newman Studies Core Courses (6) Must be taken at Newman
- Ethics ( from Philosophy ) (3)
- Theology (3) Intro to Scripture /Old/New Testament
Nursing Major: RN to BSN Program
- BIOL 3054 Pathophysiology
- NSG 3303 Dimensions of Professional Nursing
- NSG 3313 Health Assessment
- NSG 3323 Applied Pharmacology
- NSG 4303 Current Issues in Healthcare Organizations
- NSG 4304 Public Health and Community Nursing
- NSG 4313 Research and Evidence Based Practice
- NSG 4314 Nursing Leadership
- NSG 4323 Contemporary Issues of Aging and End of life Care
- NSG 4392 RN BSN Capstone
- PSY/SOC/CRJ 3063 Applied Statistics
Baccalaureate Degree General Requirements
A total of 124 credit hours, including 40 credit hours of upper division courses (minimum) and 30 credit hours completed at Newman University (minimum) are required to earn the BSN. A total of 6 credit hours of upper division nursing courses may be transferred from a nationally accredited baccalaureate nursing program. You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Pathophysiology and Statistics: These courses may be taken at the community college for lower division credit. They will meet the requirement for the major but does not add to the 40 hours of upper division credit needed for graduation. Additional upper division hours will need to be taken
Application to the RN-BSN program