2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online Program

RN to BSN Online Option

The RN/BSN option is designed for students who hold an associate (diploma) degree or diploma in nursing and are seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Students in the RN/BSN option program may attend classes either full or part-time. Thirty one semester credits of UND nursing coursework are required (see below). In addition, students must complete all UND Essential Studies requirements, RN/BSN program pre-requisites and UND graduation requirements. A minimum of 120 credits and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 are required for graduation. Online tuition/fees and the nursing program fee apply.

RN to BSN Admission Process

Completed online applications received by July 1 will be considered for the following fall admission. Applications will be accepted once per calendar year. Applications are accepted from licensed RNs, from either an accredited Diploma program or an accredited Associate Degree Program. The application process is online and may be accessed at https://app.cnpd.und.edu/rnbsn_application.

RN to BSN Curriculum

  1. Total 31 credits
  2. Two options:
    1. Full-time (completion in 12 months)
    2. Part-time (completion in 24 months)

Courses are offered online through distance delivery. NURS 374 Public Health Nursing Clinical course requires daytime clinical hours and can be conducted in a community near the student based on agency availability and UND nursing program approval. UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. For additional information, contact the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines or visit the RN/BSN area on the College website.

Full-time Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
SummerCredits
NURS 324 Public Health Nursing Theory 2
NURS 374 Public Health Nursing Clinical 2
NURS 474 Professional Development II 5
 Credits9
Fall
NURS 282 Health Promotion 2
NURS 302 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 350 Nursing in Transition 3
NURS 410 Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes 3
 Credits11
Spring
NURS 326 Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 405 Informatics in Nursing 3
NURS 415 lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes 3
NURS 490 Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits31

Part-time Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredits
NURS 324 Public Health Nursing Theory 2
NURS 374 Public Health Nursing Clinical 2
 Credits4
Fall
NURS 282 Health Promotion 2
NURS 350 Nursing in Transition 3
 Credits5
Spring
NURS 326 Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 490 Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice 3
 Credits5
Second Year
Summer
NURS 474 Professional Development II 5
 Credits5
Fall
NURS 302 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 410 Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes 3
 Credits6
Spring
NURS 405 Informatics in Nursing 3
NURS 415 lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits31

RN/BSN Progression and Graduation Requirements

Students should note that nursing courses are sequenced to build on one another. Careful attention should be paid to pre- and co-requisites. Enrollment may be either full- or part-time.

  1. A 2.75 overall GPA is required for progression at the end of each semester.
  2. A student must attain a letter grade of at least a “C” in each of the courses required in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, including all the nursing and support courses, to progress to the next semester of nursing courses and for graduation from the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.
  3. A student earning a “D” or an “F” in any required nursing course may repeat that course only once.
  4. A student may only repeat one required nursing course. Students who do not meet the academic progression criteria will be placed on probation. The nursing program also reserves the right to place students on probation, to suspend, or to dismiss any student in nursing who does not uphold professional standards of conduct or whose performance in relation to client care is unsatisfactory. Additional details and any modifications in policies may be obtained from the Dean of the College, and are available in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines undergraduate student handbook.

RN/BSN students must meet all UND Essential Studies Requirements in order to graduate with a BSN. CNPD has professional advisors who will work with RN/BSN students to assist them in meeting graduation requirements.

120 credits are required for graduation.
36 credits must be upper division (300 level or above).
30 credits must be UND credits.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
1.800.CALL.UND
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382