Jan 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Nursing (RN to BSN), BSN


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Program Code: 563A Department Chair: Dr. Kathleen Rayman
CIP Code: 51.3801 828-262-8039   raymankm@appstate.edu
  www.nursing.appstate.edu
  Program Director: Dr. Jean Bernard
Non-Teaching 828-262-8468   bernardjs@appstate.edu

 

Required Core (44 Hours)


The RN/BSN Degree is a program designed to provide the opportunity for RNs to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Students must meet the general requirements for admission to Appalachian State as a transfer student; provision of evidence of an earned Associate Degree in Applied Science or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution; possession of a current unrestricted and unencumbered license to practice nursing in North Carolina and/or compact state. Prior to acceptance and enrollment in the RN/BSN program, students must complete the following course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.

  • English Composition (6 Hours) Two English composition courses
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (12 Hours) One literature course required, One fine arts course required, Two additional courses from: art, dance, drama, foreign language, music, literature, interdisciplinary humanities, philosophy, and religion.
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours) One history course, An introductory course in sociology, An introductory course in psychology, An additional course from: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology*
  • Mathematics (6 Hours) Introductory mathematics course (survey, college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, etc.) Introductory statistics course (does not have to be math prefix)*
  • Natural Sciences (8 Hours) Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab*

Cognate Courses (18 Hours)


  • Human Anatomy & Physiology  (8 Hours) if not taken as part of the Required Core
  • Microbiology with lab  (4 Hours)
  • Developmental Psychology or Human Growth and Development  (3 Hours) if not taken as part of the Required Core
  • College level Statistics   (3 Hours) if not taken as part of the Required Core

*Courses in the Cognate may also counts as part of the Required Core, and additional hours needed are made up in General Electives to total the 120 degree requirements.

Note:


A minimum grade of “C” or higher is required in each nursing course before proceeding to the next nursing course; however, an overall GPA of 2.50 is required in the nursing courses at the end of the second semester to progress in the program.

Only one course may be repeated (one time) during progression through the nursing curriculum. *UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE SECOND SEMESTER OF THE PROGRAM, THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE 30 HOURS OF VALIDATED CREDIT FOR PRIOR NURSING COURSES AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES (30 Hours).

Electives (0-12 Hours)


As needed to meet the 120 hours requirement.

Total Required (120 Hours)


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