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RMU’s R.N. to B.S.N. is designed for registered nurses who want to further their education and advance their careers. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the program prepares licensed professional nurses for roles in clinical and community settings and offers courses in quality and safety, evidence-based practice, informatics, leadership, cultural sensitivity, health promotion, and community. Registered nurses earn 42 credits towards the degree for their licensure and previous work experience.

Graduates go on to careers in the healthcare field. Specialties include pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency care, surgical nursing, and more. Jobs include forensic nurse, legal nurse consultant, clinical researcher, and school nurse.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in the School of Nursing and Health Services are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Contact Information

Dr. Ashlee Shields, PhD, RN, CCRN
RN-BSN/MSN Program Coordinator

4-Year Course Plan

Year 1, Fall

  • CORE
  • CORE

Year 1, Spring

  • CORE
  • CORE

Year 1, Summer

  • CORE
  • CORE

Year 2, Fall

  • HSAM 6120 Ethics/Legal Issues
  • NURS 4016 Quality & Safety

Year 2, Spring

  • NURS 4010 Community Health
  • NURS 4036 Genetics & Genomics

Year 2, Summer

  • HSAM 1500 Finance & Healthcare 
  • NURS 4050 Leadership (clinical hours)

Year 3, Fall

  • NURS 3070 Health Promotion & Assessment
  • INFS 6440 Healthcare Informatics 

Year 3, Spring

  • NURS 6150 Applied Statistics
  • NURS 6200 Research
Admission Requirements

Sample Courses:

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

Nursing Leadership for Advanced Practice
Health Promotion & Assessment
Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare
Major Credits
Nursing, Biology
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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More than ever before, today’s complex healthcare environment needs skilled clinicians,  expert communicators, and good people. Our students are about more than a major.

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