Nursing B.S.N. (Second Degree)
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For students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and now desire a career in nursing, the second degree program can be completed in as little as 15 months. The program builds on natural and behavioral sciences, integrating liberal arts and professional courses with clinical experiences in community and hospital settings. Students to develop strong technical skills, clinical judgment, and critical thinking in preparation for the R.N. licensing exam.

The program has a strong technological component. Students learn to care for patients in RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. They also have the opportunity to travel internationally to better understand global health issues.

Course Plan

Fall Term (1)

  • NURS2010 Introduction to Professional Nursing (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS2020 Nursing Assessment & Health Promotion (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS2021 Lab (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS3015 Foundations of Nursing Practice (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS3016 Lab (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS3030 Pharmacology for Health Professionals (1st 8 weeks)
  • NURS3020 Management of Adult I (2nd 8 weeks) 
  • NURS3021, Clinical (2nd 8 weeks) 

Spring Term (2)

  • NURS4015 Community Health/Health Promotion Theory & Practice
  • NURS4020 Advanced Management of Adult Health II
  • NURS4021 Clinical
  • NURS4025 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients
  • NURS4026 Clinical
  • INFS3440 Health Care Information System

Summer Term (3)

  • NURS3050 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns, & Families
  • NURS3051 Clinical
  • NURS3055 Nursing Care of Children & Families
  • NURS 3056 Clinical
  • NURS3060 Nursing Ethics

Fall Term (4)

  • NURS3040 Nursing Research
  • NURS4032 Transition to Professional Practice
  • NURS4035 NCLEX Licensure Prep for Success 
  • NURS4041 Preparation for Professional Practice
  • NURS2060 Nursing Care of the Aging Adult

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Introduction to Professional Nursing
Nursing Care - Children & Families
NCLEX Licensure Prep Success
Major Credits
Nursing, Biology
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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