2021-2022 Catalog

RN to BSN

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is to educate and prepare nurse generalists who will promote and provide healthcare and wellness services to individuals, families, and communities across the life span, through curriculum emphasizing knowledge and experiences that promote critical thinking, integrity, and life-long learning.

Cumberland University's Online RN-BSN program is designed for the working nurse. Nurses with an Associate's Degree or Diploma in nursing, meeting the admissions requirements, will have the opportunity to continue working their current work schedule while finishing their BSN Degree. The RN-BSN program will prepare the RN with an education focused on: a) the future of the nursing profession, b) addressing current trends in healthcare, and c) providing a foundation for graduate education. There are no traditional hospital clinicals for this program. Students will, however, complete course projects using their work environments and communities.

Entry Requirements:

  • $50 Application fee.
  • Current valid registered nurse license without restriction in student's resident state.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with associate degree or diploma with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Acceptance into the University.

Documentation Needed:

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Proof of current unrestricted RN license
  • Students must have taken BIO 203, BIO 203L, BIO 213, and BIO 214.

Degree Requirements

Validation Credit (38 hours)

NUR 301Dosage Calculation

1

NUR 314Pharmacology in Nursing I

2

NUR 315Pharmacology in Nursing II

2

NUR 371Adult Health Nursing I

6

NUR 372Adult Health Nursing II

6

NUR 376Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

NUR 406Nursing in Child and Family Care

4

NUR 407Nursing in Women's Health and Newborn Care

4

Foundation Skills - 2 hours

ONL 212Foundations of Online Learning

2

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Students must ear a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one of the following:

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one:

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

or

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

BIO 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses. BIO 213 is a required prerequisite course.

AND Choose one from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Prerequisite courses - 8 hours

BIO 203Microbiology

3

BIO 203LMicrobiology Lab

1

BIO 214Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

RN to BSN Core - 37 hours

NUR 316Community Health Nursing

4

NUR 323Pathophysiology

4

NUR 325Introduction to Nursing Research

2

NUR 327Health Assessment

4

NUR 342Transcultural Nursing and Global Health

2

NUR 346Nursing Case Management of Vulnerable Populations

2

NUR 378Concepts of Professional Nursing

2

NUR 400Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing

2

NUR 421Applied Nursing Research

2

NUR 426Leadership and Management in Nursing

4

NUR 433Informatics in Nursing

2

NUR 492Professional Nursing Capstone

2

PSY 205/MATH 205Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Total GEC courses (42-44 hours)
Total Validation credit (38 hours)
Total prerequisite courses (8 hours)
Total RN to BSN core courses (37 hours)

125 minimum hours required for graduation

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.