RN to BSN (Post-licensure or Concurrent Enrollment) Sample Online Curriculum

The sample course of study below is based on the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. This is not an official advising document. It can serve as a guide for how your existing college credits may transfer to ODU. All efforts have been made to provide accurate program information. However, this information is subject to change by the department.

This is a degree completion program, which means you should already have college credits for the lower division coursework. You may also be able to take advantage of ODU's partnerships to complete your AAS and BSN with concurrent enrollment.

Our online enrollment coordinators can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation before you apply to ODU. Official review of your student records happens when you apply to and are admitted to ODU.

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Lower Division Departmental Requirements

These courses are specifically required for the BSN degree. Additional lower division general education courses are required to earn a bachelor's degree from ODU.

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
ENGL 110C English Composition3Satisfies GEN ED Written Communication
GEN ED. (DEPT) Written Communication II3
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Mathematical Skills3STAT 130M
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Human Behavior3PSYC 203S
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Human Behavior3SOC 201S
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Nature of Science4CHEM 105+106N
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Nature of Science 4BIOL 103
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Nature of Science 4BIOL 240 or 250
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Nature of Science 4BIOL 241 or 251
Free electives0-5Sufficient elective hours to reach 120 total credit hours.

Major Requirements

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
NURS 363 Principles of Practice: Research as Foundation for Practice3
NURS 401 Intro to Professional Development for Baccalaureate Nursing Practice4
NURS 402 Role Development for the Baccalaureate Nurse as Educator3
NURS 398 Clinical Nursing Concepts I (or NURS 380 & 381)17Advanced Placement credits awarded with RN license
NURS 498 Clinical Nursing Concepts II (or NURS 382 & 383)16Advanced Placement credits awarded with RN license
NURS 305 Health Assessment3
NURS 306 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing3
NURS 412 Ethics, Law, Economics, and Health Policy3
NURS 417 Nursing Informatics1
NURS 490W Nursing Leadership3
NURS 492 Community Health Nursing3
Nursing elective3Choose one: NURS 455, 456, 457, 458 or HLSC 405
NURS 403 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice4


Upper-Division General Education Requirements

Take two 300-400 level upper division general education courses, including one "T" course. The "T" course also fulfills the lower division general education technology course requirement.

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This bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours total.

To complete this degree at ODU as a transfer, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at ODU.


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