Nov 29, 2023
The R.N. to B.S.N. online program is designed for R.N.s who hold an associate degree in nursing to complete a baccalaureate degree. The R.N. to B.S.N. program incorporates service and leadership into the curriculum to provide a strong, ethically sound education that equips graduates to reach the next level of nursing excellence in community and corporate settings.
The program is presented in an asynchronous online educational format that is student-centered and facilitated by media, online discussion boards, blogs, and postings. Not only is the on1ine environment more conducive to individual learning styles, the format allows for a high degree of flexibility to and gives participants the ability to combine education with work, family and other responsibilities. In addition to the asynchronous format, students will be expected to have face-to-face time with faculty throughout the curriculum. This may be done in-person, through videoconferencing, webcasts, interactive learning models, and telephone conferences.
Students who complete the undergraduate program in nursing will:
- Value the dignity and worth of humans acknowledging biopsychosocial and cultural stimuli that influence adaptation.
- Utilize adaptation theory in decision-making and assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve their maximum level of adaption.
- Use problem-solving skills, critical thinking, independent judgment and continual evaluation to improve nursing care.
- Evaluate and utilize research and theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities and physical and behavioral sciences in nursing practice.
- Utilize leadership skills, accepting responsibility and being accountable for choices of nursing interventions to promote adaptation.
- Collaborate with colleagues on the interdisciplinary health team and serve as an advocate to promote health and welfare of patients through the political and professional process.
- Critically reflect on local, state and national health needs and effective changes to improve health care.
- Demonstrate development of self and the profession in order to promote quality health care.
The following requirements must be met for admission to this program:
- Associate degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program*
- An active, unencumbered RN Nursing license
- Any additional information that might be required from affiliated healthcare agencies
*Individual transcript review required for admission to program.
Students will complete a minimum of 35 hours of TU credits to earn the BSN degree.
TU will accept up to 72 hours of transfer credit from the nursing Associate’s degree. Specific general education courses will comprise 50 hours of transfer credit; 22 credits will be given for core nursing courses. Students may earn up to 18 additional hours of transfer credit by submitting a professional portfolio for review. This portfolio would contain documentation of advanced certifications, continuing education units, work experience, professional presentations, etc. For more information about the specific general education courses and requirements for the professional portfolio, see the Nursing website (healthsciences.utulsa.edu/nursing). Students who do not have the 90 hours of transfer credit will be required to take additional upper-level course work at TU to complete their degree.
RN-BSN Option Required TU Courses (35 hours)
These classes are required to be earned at The University of Tulsa for possible degree completion. Additional courses may be required after an evaluation of possible transfer credit and professional portfolio review.
Below is a breakdown of the full set of course requirements to be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing using the R.N. to B.S.N. track option. Courses listed as part of the required 35 hours above have been incorporated below to their respective curriculum requirement area.
Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (40 hours)
Core Curriculum and First Year Experience (14 hours)
General Curriculum (26 hours)
Nursing Foundation Courses (17 hours)
Consists of biological, behavioral, and statistical sciences courses that serve as prerequisites for courses in the nursing major. The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher:
Nursing Major Requirements (68 hours)
Required Courses (43 hours)
Nursing Electives/Core Nursing Transfer Coursework (25 hours)
Can be fulfilled using elective hours in the field of Nursing from TU or as part of the core nursing coursework evaluated during the initial admission transfer review.
Total: 125 hours
Nursing Foundation and Major Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.