Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Twenty-eight semester credit hours of credit will be awarded to those individuals who have an unencumbered license to practice in the US as a registered nurse and who have met the established criteria for admission to upper-division nursing courses . Credit is awarded for:

NURS 3025Women's Health and Family Role Competencies5
NURS 3035Adult Health Competencies I5
NURS 3813Pharmacology3
NURS 4615Mental Health Competencies5
NURS 4045Adult Health Competencies II5
NURS 4055Child Health Competencies5
Total Semester Credit Hours28

These upper-division course requirements for RN students are taken at TWU:

BIOL 4344Pathophysiology4
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 3612Introduction to Nursing Research2
NURS 3614Nursing Assessment across the Life Span4
NURS 3804RN with Families and Groups4
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family2
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS 4813RN High Acuity Nursing3
NURS 4823Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing3
Total Semester Credit Hours32

Students in the RN to BS Program may have the opportunity to earn credit for some of the upper-division nursing courses by successfully passing challenge exams. Please contact the RN to BS Coordinator for more information.

At the time of enrollment in nursing courses, the registered nurse must provide proof of:

  1. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States.
  2. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
  3. Current required immunizations as specified by TWU Student Health Services.
  4. Negative drug testing and criminal background screening by a company designated by the College of Nursing.
  5. Health insurance as required.

Professional liability insurance (covered by course fees) is provided for each student through the TWU student professional liability group policy.