Nursing (RN-to-BSN) B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: Minimum of 120

  • 60 SH credits (minimum) awarded for completion of nursing degree leading to RN licensure from a regionally accredited college/university.
    • Transfer credit given for completion of Essential Studies (general education) courses, must meet 36 SH credits Essential Studies university requirement.
    • Credit hours can be transferred from earned RN nursing degree.
    • Other credits may transfer from prior degrees or additional approved course work.
    • Total number of transfer credits will be applied to minimum 120 SH credit degree requirement.
    • Note MSU residency requirement including 30 SH credits and a minimum of two enrolled semesters.
  • 36 SH credits of 300-400 level courses.
    • 28 SH credits nursing RN-to-BSN course courses.
    • 8 additional SH credits 300/400 level courses (includes required statistics course)
      • Transfer credit substitution of equivalent statistics course upon approval, however, must still meet 36 SH 300/400 level credit requirement.
Additional credits may be necessary to meet minimum 120 SH credit degree requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Provide leadership within the complex health care system that integrates an understanding of organizational systems and the internal and external forces that impact them.
  • SLO 2: Engage in evidence-based practice as a means of enhancing the quality of patient care.
  • SLO 3: Use information technologies to improve patient care outcomes and the environments in which patient care occurs.
  • SLO 4: Engage in culturally-appropriate approaches that promote health and prevent disease and injury in diverse populations.
  • SLO 5: Develop collaborative relationships both inter- and intra-professionally that enable the nurse to effectively advocate for patients, the nursing profession, and the health care system.
  • SLO 6: Model professionalism based on a foundation of personal values, ethical principles, and the nursing profession’s values and standards.

Nursing Core Courses:

  • 28 nursing core credits and other required 300/400 level courses can be completed in 12 months assuming a full time course load or 24 months assuming a consistent part time course load described below. The courses required for the nursing major meet Mayville State University’s graduation requirements for upper division and residence credits.
  • Two plans of study are offered: Full-time and Part-time. Students will select one plan of study prior to beginning the RN-to-BSN nursing core curriculum.
  • Requests to change a plan of study from full-time to part-time or part-time to full-time requires written request by the student and Nursing Division Chair approval.
  • The curriculum is designed to offer regular rotation of all nursing courses to allow the student flexibility when creating, in collaboration with the assigned program advisor, a formal plan of study.
  • Nursing core courses are offered in 5 week blocks, with the exception of one 10 week clinical course, to allow the student to focus on one to two courses at a time.
  • Upper division courses (Non-nursing 300/400 level and required statistics course) are scheduled across the entire semester. Additional Essential Studies (general education) courses may need to be taken each semester to meet baccalaureate degree requirements.
    • Maximum allowed credits for enrollment each semester for nursing students is limited to 19 SH credits.
  • Students are encouraged to work with the financial aid department to ensure that they are registered for the appropriate number of credits per semester for their individual financial aid and/or scholarship award.

Click here for full-time and part-time course rotation plans of study.

For additional information about the RN-to-BSN program, please visit http://www.mayvillestate.edu/nursing

Requirements

Core Requirements

NURS 310Nursing Informatics and Heath Care Technologies

2

NURS 350Baccalaureate Role Development: Provider of Care, Mgr of Care, Member of a Profession

3

NURS 360Holistic Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

4

NURS 370Evidence-based Practice

3

NURS 441Population-focused and Community-based Nursing Care I

4

NURS 442Population-focused and Community-based Nursing Care II

2

NURS 450Issues in the Health Care System: Focus on Rural Health

3

NURS 460Ethical Dilemmas in Health Care: A Focus on Vulnerable Populations and End-of-Life

3

NURS 470Nursing Leadership

4

Statistics Requirement (Select one from the following)

Pre-requisite: MATH 103 - College Algebra
BUSN 416Business Statistics & Research

3

MATH 323Probability & Statistics

3

PSYC 310Statistics for the Social Sciences

3