RN to BSN Completion Program

RN to BSN and DA ADN + BSN Course Requirements: Non-Nursing Studies

See the BS in Nursing page for requirements pertaining to the four-year degree program.

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
BIOS 350General Microbiology a3
CHEM 122Matter and Energy b,f3
CHEM 123Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I b,f2
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
NUEL 250Human Development Across the Life Span3
HN 196Nutrition3
Exploring World Cultures course c3
Understanding the Creative Arts course c3
Understanding the Individual and Society course c,d3
Understanding the Past course c3
Understanding U.S. Society course c,d3
One 3-semester-hour, 200-level, upper-division course in the arts and sciences e3
LAS Electives to reach 57 hours (hours vary, minimum of 9) g9
Total Hours57

Course Requirements in the College of Nursing: RN to BSN and DA ADN + BSN

Required Courses
NURS 212Health Assessment and Communication3
NURS 232Concepts in Professional Nursing (Concepts in Professional Nursing)3
NURS 312Nursing Research and Statistical Methods for EBP (Nursing Research and Statistical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice)3
NURS 316Nursing Informatics3
NURS 332Caring Theory in Professional Nursing Practice3
NURS 352Population Focused Nursing Care3
NURS 362Nursing Health Promotion3
NURS 372Leadership and Management in Nursing3
NURS 382Nursing Role in Healthcare Quality and Safety3
NURS 397Issues in Nursing Practice3
Total Hours30

Sample Curriculum:  RN to BSN

Note: RN to BSN Courses are eight weeks in length.

Courses
NURS 212Health Assessment and Communication3
NURS 242Concepts and Processes in Contemporary Nursing4
NURS 316Nursing Informatics3
NURS 322Introduction to Nursing Research and Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice4
NURS 342Caring in Professional Nursing2
NURS 385Nursing Care of Populations (RN to BSN)5
NURS 390Nursing Leadership and Management in Healthcare6
NURS 397Issues in Nursing Practice3
Total Hours30

Sample Curriculum:  DA ADN + BSN

Progression of courses varies with specific community college partnership, but generally follows a pattern of:

  • Months 1 to 12: Non-nursing, general education courses
  • Months 13 to 36: ADN nursing courses, remaining non-nursing courses, 1 to 3 BSN courses
  • Months 37 to 48: Remaining BSN completion courses

Months above are approximations.

Enrollment Residence Requirement

Per the UIC Enrollment Residence Requirement Policy, the College of Nursing affirms that for students enrolled in the RN to BSN Completion Program concurrent attendance at the University of Illinois Chicago and another collegiate institution, or enrollment at another institution, does not interrupt the UIC enrollment residence requirement for graduation.