Registered Nurses (R.N.) holding a diploma or an associate degree in nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited nursing school and licensed to practice nursing where clinical courses will be completed are eligible to apply to the RN/BSN completion program to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. All nursing courses are delivered via the Internet. Nursing clinical courses are coordinated with faculty. Advanced placement credit may be earned by credit-by-exam evaluation. Earning advanced placement credit-by-exam is available only to nurses who have graduated from NLNAC accredited schools.
R.N. students must complete the UNR Core Curriculum, the nursing prerequisites, and the selected nursing major courses below. Consultation with a RN/BSN faculty advisor is strongly encouraged before beginning course work. Evaluation of transfer credits may meet some lower-division requirements. Students must have a 3.00 GPA in required nursing prerequisite courses for acceptance into the program. For RNs with a GPA below 3.0, conditional admission may be granted. Full admission will be granted if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA in the first 8 credits earned in the nursing curriculum. For RN/BSN students, matriculation into the program occurs in the fall.
A. Nursing Major Requirements for RN/BSN (29 units)