The B.S.N. in Nursing helps you to develop strong technical skills as well as the clinical judgment and critical thinking necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare system. Classroom study with experienced practitioners and scholars is combined with practice in a sophisticated simulation facility. You also gain clinical experience in community and hospital settings, and the program’s emphasis on global outreach provides well-established study abroad options.
Simulation learning takes place in the 7,000-square-foot RISE Center, a major regional educational resource and a center of excellence for simulation training and research. RISE senior faculty are recognized experts in simulation research. NCLEX first-time pass rate averages 94.5% for the last three cohorts.
The program offers two different tracks of study: one for high school graduates without a college degree or R.N. licensure, and another for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in other fields, such as science, humanities or business. Either track prepares students for the the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Those seeking their B.S.N. as a second degree can complete the program in 15 months. RMU also offers an R.N. to B.S.N. program for registered nurses.
All nursing degree programs in the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- Admissions Requirements
- 4-Year Course Plan
Freshman Year, Fall
- BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIOL1215 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
- PSYC1010 General Psychology
- BIOL1050 Concepts & Controversies in Nutrition
- CSEN0900 or CSEN1010 or CSEN1020 (Remedial or Communication Skills 1 or 2)
- FYSP1000 First Year Studies Seminar
- MATH0900 or MATH1010 or MATH1050 or Open Elective
Freshman Year, Spring
Sophomore Year, Fall
Sophomore Year, Spring
Junior Year, Fall
Junior Year, Spring
Senior Year, Fall
- NURS4014 Community Health/Health Promotion Theory
- NURS4013 Community Health/Health Promotion Practice Clinical
- NURS4020 Advanced Management of Adult II
- NURS4021 Advanced Management of Adult II Clinical
- NURS4025 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients
- NURS4026 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients Clinical
These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:
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