Saint Louis University

RN to BSN Curriculum

Pre-Nursing Courses (55 Credit Hours)

  • Communication - 6 Credit Hours 
    • Any English 1900 or above, Literature, Speech, or Communication course
  • Managing Information - 3 Credit Hours 
    • Any Informatics, Computer Technology, Computer or Computer Information Systems course
  • Values - 3 Credit Hours 
    • Any Diversity, Ethics, Bio-or Medical Ethics course
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credit Hours 
    • Any Psychology, Social Science, History, Public Policy, Government, Anthropology, Education, Organizational Studies, Economics, Social Work, or Growth and Development course
  • Humanities and Fine/ Performing Arts - 6 Credit Hours 
    • Theology 1000 or any Theology above 1000; plus any Theology, Religion, Fine or Performing Arts, Philosophy, Foreign Language, or Women's Studies course
  • Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours 
    • Any College Algebra, Mathematics, or Data Analysis/Statistics level 1000 or above course
  • Life and Physical Sciences - 6 Credit Hours 
    • Any Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Microbiology, or other life/ physical science 1000 level or above course
  • Other Arts and Sciences - 22 Credit Hours 
    • Courses from any category

Nursing Major Courses (65 Credit Hours)

Credit by Examination (U.S. Licensure; Passed NCLEX)

  • 38 Credit Hours

Nursing Courses

  • NURS 3807: Conceptual Framework for Practice (3)
  • NURS 4147: Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing (3) 
  • NURS 3447: Public and Community Health Nursing (4)
  • NURS 4107: Leadership and Management in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 3207: Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse (3)
  • NURS 3107: Health Policy, Finance and Regulation for the Registered Nurse (3)
  • NURS 3457: Community Health Project (2)
  • NURS 48XX: Elective (3)

Credit by Examination - Test

  • NURS 3377 Essentials of Therapeutic Nutrition (3)

Total 120 Credits
*A minimum of 120 semester hours are required for the baccalaureate degree. Graduation requirements are subject to change related to ongoing curriculum development.

Curriculum Plan Options
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Transfer Courses
In addition to 38 credits for previous nursing education, all previous college course work will be considered in meeting the degree requirements.

Academic Plan Worksheet
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Course Descriptions
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