Curriculum Planning Guide — RN-BS Completion Program

Admissions requirements

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing and current unencumbered NH license as an RN. All RN-BS completion candidates must be admitted to the university and to the nursing major.
  • Prerequisite courses for RNs wishing to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing are available.

Courses for the completion will be taken in a 4 semester sequence with a two credit introductory course. Six to nine credits of coursework are required for each of the 4 semesters plus any remaining general education and/or elective requirements.  Clinical courses will be taught in communities utilizing hospitals, health departments, home health agencies, private physician offices, schools, nursing homes and other agencies in the final two semesters.

Graduation Requirements

  • Credits in the major: 56 credit hours. The last 10 courses must be taken at PSU (30 credits).
  • Graduation: 120 credit hours are required to complete the BS in Nursing and a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the major and grade of “C” or better is required in all nursing courses.
Plymouth Requirements Credits Gen ed Transfer course title Credits
Nursing Prerequisites
Completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing and current R.N. license
BI 2110 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BI 2120 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BI 2140 Microbiology for Nurses 4
BI 2130 Genetics for Nurses 3
HE 3220 Applied Nutrition (TECO) or Biochemistry 3
PS 2010 Intro to General Psychology 3
PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psych 3
MA 2300 Statistics 3 27 prereqs
Required Nursing courses
NR 3010 Intro to Professional Nursing 2
NR 3020 Intro to Patient-Centered Care 3 DICO Diversity Connection
NR 3040 Professional Issues 3
NR 3070 Health and Wellness of Older Adults 3 WECO Wellness
NR 3080: Legal, Ethical and Organizational Foundations for Nursing 3
NR 3110 Informatics 3 TECO Technology Connection
NR 4020 Global Health and Population-based Health Care 3 GACO Global
NR 4030 Specialty Nursing Practice 3
NR 4040 Clinical Applications in Specialty Settings 2
NR 4050 Nursing Leadership 3
NR 4060 Research Process and Evidence-Based Practice 3 WRCO QRCO Writing Connection & Quantitative Reasoning
NR 4080 Leadership and Quality Improvement in Clinical Settings 3 INCO Integration Connection 34 nursing requirements
General Education
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar Transfers entering 24+ credits excused
MA Math Foundation (Statistics Required see above)
CTDI Creative Thought Direction 3 CTDI
CTDI Creative Thought Direction 3 CTDI
PPDI Past and Present Direction 3 PPDI
PPDI Past and Present Direction 3 PPDI
SSDI Self and Society Direction 3 SSDI
SSDI Self and Society Direction 3 SSDI 21 gen eds
Electives 38 38 electives