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Course Requirements

 To earn a BSN degree from Saint Anselm College, the RN to BSN student must 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, including 33 nursing credits, must be achieved at Saint Anselm College.

Pre-Requisites

  • English Composition I and II, or equivalent
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with lab
  • Microbiology
  • Elementary Biochemistry or high school chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Human Growth and Development

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, NURN 362 PTSD and Implications for Nursing Practice, NURN 375 Healthcare, Economics, and Policy

Core Requirements

  • PHRN XXX Philosophy Elective (3 credits) - may transfer
  • SORN 212 Social Statistics (3 credits) - may transfer
  • THRN XXX Theology Elective (3 credits) - may transfer
  • HURN 310 Humanities (3 credits) - may transfer from any course in the humanities including language, literature, art (including music), philosophy, religion, and history
  • PHRN 107 Ethics (3 credits) - must be taken at Saint Anselm College
  • THRN 425 Medical Ethics for RN/BSN Students (3 credits) - must be taken at Saint Anselm College