Kentucky State University
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Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN completion program is designed to allow associate degree registered nurses to continue their education to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. To allow the maximum flexibility to students, the nursing courses are divided into eight week blocks allowing students to take fewer classes at one time, yet taking a full load for the semester.
The curriculum is divided into liberal studies courses and nursing courses. The liberal studies requirement may be met through the traditional liberal studies core or through the WYS Honors Nursing Core. The liberal studies courses make up 29 credit hours of the program. Nursing courses comprise 30 credit hours of the RN-BSN curriculum. The total credit hours in the RN-BSN completion program (59 credit hours) will be added to the total credit hours transferred from the student’s associate degree nursing program. The student must have a minimum of 128 degree hours in order to graduate with a BSN degree from Kentucky State University.
The courses required in the RN-BSN program are:
Liberal studies courses: ART 130 or MUS 130, ENG 211, HIS 103, foreign language (6 credit hours of the same language), IGS 200, HED 221 or PHE (2 credit hours), POS 101 or ECO 200, SPE 103, and a free elective (3 credit hours); or the “WYS Honors Nursing Core” designed for nursing students who would fulfill their general education requirement through an honors track, offers a package of integrated interdisciplinary courses that requires fewer credit hours (24) than the regular general education core (29). The curriculum consists of liberal studies seminars (HON 101, 102, 201) and language courses (HON 141, 142, and either 211/213 or 212/214) and HED 221 or PHE (2 hours).
Nursing courses: NUR 301, 313, 315, 306, 307, 310, 401, 412, 413, 404, 407, 408, and 410. Students must achieve a letter grade of “C” or better in all courses in order to remain in the program.
RN-BSN students may enroll either part-time or full-time and begin the program any semester. The liberal studies courses may be taken at any time during the program. The nursing courses offered in eight week sessions do not have to be taken in sequence, with the exception of NUR 301 and NUR 410. NUR 310 is offered very semester ONLY in the first eight weeks and the student must take this course when they take the first nursing course. NUR 410 is offered very semester ONLY in the last eight weeks and the student will be required to take this class with the last nursing course. Students are expected to graduate from the RN-BSN Completion program within a 5-year period.