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Admission Requirements

To obtain a BSN degree at Saint Anselm College, RN to BSN students complete 120 credits through transfer credits, challenge exams (CLEP), and Saint Anselm courses.  Students must receive a "C" or higher in all transferred courses or the equivalent in challenge exams (CLEP).  A minimum of 42 credits, 33 of which are for nursing courses, must be taken at Saint Anselm College.

The following courses are pre-requisites to the program and must come in as transfer or CLEP

  • English Composition I and II, or equivalent (6 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with lab (8 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)

Core Requirements

  • Philosophy Elective (3 credits) - may transfer
  • Social Statistics - SO 212 (3 credits) - may transfer
  • Theology Elective (3 credits) - may transfer
  • Humanities (3 credits) - may transfer from any course in the humanities including language, literature, art (including music), philosophy, religion, and history
  • Ethics (3 credits) - must be taken at Saint Anselm College
  • Medical Ethics for RN/BSN Students (3 credits) - must be taken at Saint Anselm College

Major Requirements (may be taken in any order)

  • NURN 451 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (4 credits)
  • NURN 452 Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • NURN 453 Pharmacology for the RN (4 credits)
  • NURN 454 Community Health (4 credits)
  • NURN 455 Evidence-Based Nursing Research (4 credits)
  • NURN 456 Nursing Informatics (4 credits)
  • NURN 457 Nursing Capstone Practicum  (6 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits) NURN 360 Understanding Suffering or NURN 361 Holistic Nursing Practice