Degree Plan

RN to BSN students are required to complete the same general education courses as other Howard Payne University programs. Program length is dependent on the number of prerequisites completed and load status during the program. The following details the general education and nursing concentration courses for the RN to BSN students.

RN to BSN Program Calendar Sequence

Total Prerequisite Hours
BIB 1303 Intro to the Old Testament – 3 hours
BIB 1304 Introduction to the New Testament – 3 hours
BIO 2371 Nutrition – 3 hours
*BIO 2409 Fundamentals of Microbiology – 4 hours

*BIO 2489 Human Anatomy and Physiology I – 4 hours
*BIO 2499 Human Anatomy and Physiology II – 4 hours

**BIO 3399 Pathophysiology – 3 hours
*CHE 1430 Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry – 4 hours
COM 1310 Fundamentals of Human Communication – 3 hours
ENG 1311 English Composition I – 3 hours
ENG 1312 English Composition II – 3 hours
English Literature (ENG 2351, 2353, or 2373) – 3 hours
ESS 1100 Personal Fitness and Wellness – 1 hour
Exercise and Sports Science Activity (Class A) – 1 hour
Exercise and Sports Science Activity (Class A, B, C or MUS) – 1 hours
Fine Art Appreciation course chosen from the approved list – 3 hours

GENERAL EDUCATION 1311 Fine Arts Appreciation
ART 1361 Art Appreciation
MUSIC 1353 Music Appreciation
THEATER 1311 Introduction to Theater

HIS 1310 U.S. History to 1877 OR HIS 1320 U.S. History since 1877 – 3 hours
*MAT 1351 College Algebra – 3 hours
*MAT 2342 Introduction to Probability and Statistics – 3 hours
*PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology – 3 hours
*PSY 3355 Life Span Development – 3 hours
POS 2311 American Government – 3 hours
SCI 1200 Medical Terminology – 2 hours

* Foundation courses requiring a grade of “C” or better
**Nursing Core courses requiring a grade of “B” or better

Nursing Concentration
NUR 4360 Transition to Professional Nursing – 3 hours
Basic nursing skills validated upon successful completion of Transitions course – 35 hours
NUR 4335 Community Focused Nursing – 3 hours
NUR 4343 Theory Development and Research in Nursing – 3 hours
NUR 4352 Foundations of Nursing Leadership and Management – 3 hours
NUR 4366 Faith-based Community Nursing – 3 hours
NUR 4368 Advocacy and Vulnerable Populations – 3 hours
NUR 4372 Directed Study – Nursing – 3 hours
NUR Elective choice of one elective from list below:

NUR 4370 Human Disability Experiences – OR 3 hours
NUR 4371 Introduction to Global Health Care – OR
NUR 4373 Palliative Care and the Terminally Ill
GEN 4101 Senior Seminar 1 hours

Each RN to BSN course offers both direct and indirect clinical experiences.

Total Hours in Degree Program ……………………………..……………………………….126 hours
The above nursing courses must be completed with a letter grade of “B” or better to be accepted toward the BSN degree. The above course sequence is a suggestion and may be subject to minor changes.