Online RN to BSN Courses & Curriculum Guides

Unlimited credits may transfer to AU.   Residency requirements to complete 120 credit hours for the Bachelor’s degree from AU include:

  • At least 50 semester hours of credit earned at a four-year accredited, degree-granting college or university;
  • At least 30 semester hours of credit at AU;
  • Last 12 semester hours earned before graduation at AU;
  • 30-59 transferred hours require at least two Core liberal arts courses at AU;
  • 60 transferred hours require at least one Core liberal arts course at AU; and
  • 2 required Ashland University nursing courses may transfer from a nationally accredited program.

Required Nursing Courses (27 credit hours)

  • NURCH 309 International/Transcultural Perspectives in Healthcare 
  • NUR 303 Individual Assessment
  • NUR 335 Genetics
  • NUR 362 Theory, Research & Evidence Based Practice
  • HSCGH 202 Global Strategies in Public Health
  • NURCH 414 Community & Public Health
  • HSCH 322 Physical Aging
  • NUR 405 Health Systems
  • NUR 408 Legal, Ethical & Political Perspectives

 Required Non-Nursing Courses (21 credit hours) 

  • Philosophy Elective
  • MATH 208 Statistics
  • Anatomy & Physiology I* and II*
  • Microbiology*
  • Chemistry*
  • General or Developmental Psychology*

Remaining Required University Core Liberal Arts Courses (24 credit hours)

  • Communications*
  • Composition I* and  II *
  • Historical Reasoning
  • Religion
  • 2 Aesthetics
  • Humanities

Nursing Specialty Track (courses as needed to complete 120 degree requirement hours)

  • Business Administration Track
  • Design Your Own Focus Track (most common)
  • School Nurse Licensure Prep Track (9 credit hours – graduate level by petition)

*The 8 most common courses transferred in by students.

Sample Curriculum Guides for RN to BSN Students

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