2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (RN to BSN), BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Normal Time to Completion: Two Years for Full-Time Students

This program is offered online.
This program is not currently eligible for Title IV for new enrollments.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) completion program is an online program designed to provide registered nurses who possess an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a community college or hospital-based school of nursing, the opportunity to continue their education to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The nursing program prepares nurses to provide evidence-based, quality care to meet the health care needs of a diverse and aging population, to practice in an increasingly complex health care system, and to serve as a foundation for advanced education in nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Information on the CCNE can be found at http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.


To prepare students as professional registered nurses who have the twenty-first century nursing skills necessary to deliver innovative, evidence-based, patient-centered, and collaborative care to improve the well-being of diverse populations in local and global healthcare environments.


The goal of the undergraduate nursing program is to develop the following role dimensions of the professional nurse:

  1. Provider of Patient-Centered Care.
  2. Leader of Care
  3. Member of a Profession

B.S. in Nursing Program Outcomes

  1. Students will synthesize theories and concepts from nursing and liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience and improve quality of care.
  2. Students will apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care.
  3. Students will critically analyze evidence and research findings for use in clinical practice.
  4. Students will apply technology to the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge to support evidence-based nursing practice.
  5. Students will analyze personal, social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, local, and global influences on health and health care delivery.
  6. Students will demonstrate effective communication, teambuilding, and collaborative strategies when organizing the health care needs of clients.
  7. Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning when assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health care.
  8. Students will promote the professional image of nursing by applying standards of practice within an ethical decision making framework and articulating a philosophy of self-care and professional development.
  9. Students will plan holistic care that recognizes differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs of clients.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

General Education: 63 Required Credits

Liberal Arts: 26 Required Credits

Math: 6 Required Credits

Science: 4 Required Credits

Open Electives: 15 Required Credits

Additional credit for pre-licensure nursing designated courses may be awarded on a case by case basis.

  • Elective (300-400 Level) 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits

Major, Core, & Concentrations: 54 Required Credits

Designated Writing Course: 3 Required Credits

Please note that NUR 315  must be taken through Post University.

Major Core (Transferred): 30 Required Credits

CWLEP Credit for Registered Nursing licensure awarded after verification of an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse (RN).

College to Career Core: 3 Required Credits

Total Program Credits: 120 Required Credits