Curriculum

Emory & Henry College takes great pride in the liberal arts foundation. BSN nurses who graduate will have this knowledge base to enhance the perspective of healthcare on a local, national and global level.

Students accepted into the RN to BSN Program will be allowed to transfer in 39 credits achieved through their nursing courses. General education which meets the CORE requirements will be determined according to the courses accepted from previous institutions, (i.e., Anatomy & Physiology, English, etc.). 

The RN to BSN program can be completed both in a 1-year accelerated program or in a part-time program.

BSN Course Sequencing (1-year)

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 200
(7 weeks)

Global Issues in Healthcare
(Core 300)
2*

NURS 300
(7 weeks)

Nursing Ethics

3*

NURS 201
(7 weeks)

Cultural Competency in Healthcare
(Core 200) 
2*
NURS 400
(full semester)
Pathophysiology 3*
  Total  10 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical


Spring Semester 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 402
(7 weeks)

Informatics & Technology 3*

NURS 403
(7 weeks)

Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research

3*

NURS 406
(7 weeks)

Population & Community Nursing 5^

NURS 401
(full semester)

Health Assessment for the RN 3^
  Total  14 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Summer 1 & 2
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 404
(term 1)

Leadership & Management in Nursing

5^

NURS 405
(term 2)

Healthcare Policy & Finance

3*
NURS 408
(term 2)
Role Transition to the Nursing Profession 3*
NURS 407
(full semester)
RN to BSN Practicum   4^
  Total  15 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical


BSN Course Sequencing (part-time)

Year 1

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 400

Pathophysiology 3*
NURS 200

Global Issues in Healthcare
(Core 300)

2*
NURS 201 Cultural Competency in Healthcare
(Core 200) 
2*
  Core Arts or Humanities  3
  Total  10 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 000

Substance Abuse Issues (Nursing elective) 3*
NURS 300

Nursing Ethics

3*
NURS 401 Health Assessment for the RN 3^
ETLA 103OL Lifetime Wellness 1*
  Total  10 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

STAT 163OL

Intro to Stats for Behavioral Health 4*
NURS 403

Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research

3*
  Core Religion, Humanities, or Arts 3
HHP 1XX Activity/Recreation Course 0.5
  Total 10.5 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Year Two

Fall SEMESTER 2
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 404

Leadership & Management in Nursing

5^
SPAN 105

Medical & Healthcare Spanish

3^
RELG 111 World Religion (if needed)  3*
  Total 11 Credit Hours

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Spring SEMESTER 2
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 402

Informatics & Technology

3*
NURS 406

Population & Community Nursing

5^
SPAN 106 Medical & Healthcare Spanish II 3^
 HHP 1XX  Activity/Recreation Course 0.5
  Total 11.5  Credit Hours

 *Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Summer SEMESTER 2
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

NURS 407

RN-BSN Practicum

4^
NURS 406

Role Transition to the Nursing Profession

3*
NURS 405 Healthcare Policy & Finance 3*
  Total

10  Credit Hours 

*Online     ^Hybrid with clinical

Total Credit Hours 39


**Information is current for cohorts beginning in 2019. Courses & sequencing may change for future cohorts.

***Some of the BSN Major Completion courses do have clinical and lab requirements. Clinical may take place in the hospital or healthcare facility where the student is employed, community agencies throughout the region, and the lab components will be offered at the School of Health Sciences Clinical Simulation Lab.