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About the RN-BSN Program
A total of 128 credit hours are required to graduate with a baccalaureate in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. Seventy (70) of these hours must be nursing and health profession courses. A maximum of 36 credit hours of nursing courses from a diploma program or an associate’s degree can be transferred to the University. Twenty-eight (28) credit hours of non-nursing courses may also be transferred to meet degree requirements. A maximum of 64 credit hours may be transferred from a community or junior college.
Upon acceptance to the program the student will receive an individualized Academic Worksheet. The academic worksheet includes the completion of non-nursing courses. A grade of a B or better in all nursing courses is required.
Registered Nurses who have three or more years of full-time (or equivalent) experience in a clinical area may validate partial or complete achievement of outcomes in selected nursing courses through current certification in a specialty area and/or through the development of a clinical portfolio and testing. (NURS 247, NURS 455, NURS 488, NURS 492 and NUTR 376 qualify for the validation process.)
You may find the RN-BSN Academic Worksheet here. This worksheet outlines the courses necessary for the RN-BSN program.