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Professional Program inNursing

Degree Requirements

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The program is built upon the foundation of the Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and includes general education courses, courses supportive of Nursing, and the upper-level Nursing Major.

The program consists of 120 credits for the BSN degree. The RN typically transfers 60 credits through articulation agreements. Additional credits completed at other universities, colleges, or community colleges may also transfer. The remaining UW-Green Bay requirements for graduation include 30 credits of general education and support courses for the Nursing Major and 30 credits of upper level Nursing courses.

For students matriculating September 2007 or later, a college level chemistry course is required, if not previously taken. High school chemistry does not fulfill the program requirement.

Coursework Required for BSN

Transfer Credits for ADN and Diploma Graduates
Credits
Includes: Natural Science credits, Social Science credits, Speech, English Composition 100, and Lower Level Nursing Credit
60

Credits
Fine Arts
3
Humanities
9
World Culture
3
Ethnic Studies
3
Written Communication (Expository Writing
3
Therapeutic Nursing Intervention Electives
6
Statistics
3
Critical Thinking Elective
*
Chemistry
**
Total of General Ed and Nursing Support
30*

Credits
317 Health Assessment
4
341 Theoretical Foundations
4
434 Nursing Research
3
437 Nursing Management
4
444 Community Health Nursing
3
445 Community Health Nursing Practicum
3
451 Synthesis for Nursing practice
3
492 Nursing Special Topics
6
Total of Upper Level Nursing
30

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS FOR BSN
120

* Usually can double count one course between the General Education requirements and Nursing Support courses. For example, an appropriate course for Humanities (e.g., Philosophy) may also be directed to one Critical Thinking Elective reducing the total general ed and support courses to 30 credits.

** A college level Chemistry course will be required of students matriculating fall of 2007 or after. A high school Chemistry course will not meet the requirement. This may increase the needed number of General Ed and Nursing Support credits to beyond 30.

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