Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Major, Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Advanced Placement Option, BSN

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Registered Nurses who are graduates of Associate of Science in Nursing and Diploma Programs with a current unencumbered license are eligible for advanced placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program when they have satisfactorily completed all but 12 hours of the prerequisite courses. NU 360 , NU 361 , NU 362 , and NU 363 , the professional transition sequence, is offered in the fall semester. Upon completion of the full sequence, the RN will have validated 24 hours of credit in nursing and would then enter the senior year.

The BSN Program offers a Dual Enrollment Option for RN to BSN students enrolled in ADN programs.

The Dual Enrollment RN to BSN Track is designed for students currently enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing Program who would like to work on their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree while studying to obtain their Registered Nurse License.
In order to participate the Students MUST:

  • Meet MUW and BSN Program admission requirements
  • Have an overal GPA of 2.5 or higher (all required prenursing and nursing courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C).  GPA of 3.0 is required if ACT is less than 21
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of prerequisites for the MUW BSN program
  • Have successfully completed one semester of ADN coursework
  • Have a documented ACT; if less than 21, students required to have GPA of 3.0
  • Have a letter of support from the Associate Degree Program Director

Students must take the courses in the following sequence:
First semester Dual Enrollment: - spring - NU 360  Introduction to Scholarly Activity for the Professional Nurse*
Second semester Dual Enrollment: - summer - NU 361  Comprehensive Health Assessment Across the Lifespan*
Third semester Dual Enrollment: - fall - NU 362  Introduction to Health Promotion
Fourth semester Dual Enrollment: - spring - NU 363  Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts in Leadership and Management
Progression from one course to another is based on completion of the previous course(s) with a minimum grade of C AND continued enrollment in an accredited Associate Degree Nursing Program. A letter of good standing (must include validation of successful completion of previous semester and ability to progress) from the ADN program director is required at the beginning of each semester along with an official transcript that can validate completion of the required ADN coursework.
* If summer scheduling permits, students might be considered to take NU 360  and NU 361  with ADN program recommendation.
If a student is unsuccessful in any of the MUW dual enrollment courses, he/she is ineligible for dual enrollment but may apply for regular admission to the RN to BSN APO program if qualified. There is a 3 year limit in regard to the dual enrollment coursework that would apply toward the MUW
BSN degree.

For Dual Enrollment Students to be admitted to the RN to BSN Advanced Placement Option and thus the Senior year, they must:

  1. Have successfully completed NU 360 , NU 361 , NU 362 , and NU 363  with a minimum grade of C
  2. Obtained a unencumbered Registered Nurse License
  3. Met all MUW and general program admission requirements (admission is not guaranteed unless both general admission requirements are met)

General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

Total Hours Required for a B.S.N. Degree: 128 Semester Hours


It is recommended that students wishing to continue to graduate school take MA 123

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