RN-BSN Program

About the RN-BSN Program

This part time degree completion program, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, is designed for the student who has earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing from a hospital program, and holds an unencumbered and unrestricted RN license to practice nursing in North Carolina or a compact state. The RN-BSN program provides the academic knowledge and skills necessary to advance in the nursing field and/or pursue graduate study in nursing. Admission information and transcript evaluations are through the ASU Distance Education program and more information is available at http://distance.appstate.edu/ug-programs/37.

The RN-BSN program at Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The clinical hours for the program are under revision. Students may contact Dr. Kathleen Rayman for more information:

Dr. Kathleen Rayman
828-262-7460
raymankm@appstate.edu

Articulation Plan between Appalachian State University RN to BSN Program and North Carolina Community Colleges

  • Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation: 124
  • Semester Hours Awarded for Lower Division Nursing (3rd semester of RN/BSN Program): 30
  • Semester Hours in RN/BSN Program: 30
  • Required Core/Cognates (listed below)
  • Core: 44 semester hours; Cognates: 18 semester hours*
  • *(Some cognate hours may also satisfy a core requirement)
  • Electives (As needed to meet 124 semester hour graduation requirement)
     

Appalachian State Requirement

Community College Courses

English Composition – 3 semester hours - Core
English Composition – 3 semester hours - Core
  • Select: ENG 111, 112, 113, 114
Humanities: 12 semester hours - Core
  • 1 literature course
  • 1 fine arts course
  • 2 additional courses from art, dance, drama, foreign language, music, literature, interdisciplinary humanities, philosophy, religion
  • Literature: Select 1: ENG 131, 231, 232, 233, 234, 241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, REL 211, 212
  • Fine Arts: Select 1: ART 111, 114, 115, 116, 117, DAN 110, 211, 212 DRA 111, 112, 115, 122, 126, 211, 212 MUS 110, 112, 113, 114, 210, 211, 212, 213
  • Additional Courses: Select 2:ASL 111, 112, 211, 212, FRE 111, 112, 211, 212, GER 111, 112, 211, 212, LAT 11, 112, 211, 212, SPA 111, 112, 211, 212, HUM 110, 115, 120 121, 122, 123, 130, 150, 160, 161, 211, 212, 220, PHI 210, 215, 220, 221, 230, 240, REL 110, 111, 112, 221
Social/Behavioral Sciences - 12 semester Hours - Core
  • 1 history course
  • 1 introductory sociology course
  • 1 introductory psychology course
  • 1 additional course from: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology
  • HIS 111, 112, 114, 115, 121, 122, 131, 132, 211
  • SOC 210
  • PSY 150
  • Choose from: ANT 210, 220, 221, 230, 240, ECO 151, 251, 252, GEO 111, 112, 113, 130, POL 110, 120, 210, 220, PSY 237, 239, 241, 281, or SOC 213, 220, 225, 230, 240
Mathematics - 6 semester hours; 3 hours Core; 3 hours must be a statistics course (Cognate)
  • MAT 140 or higher
  • Statistics requirement: MAT 151 or 155, or other statistics course
Natural Sciences - 8 semester hours
A&P with lab (Core or Cognate)
BIO 165 and BIO 166 or BIO 168 and BIO 169
Microbiology - 4 semester hours (Core or Cognate)BIO 175, 176, 275
Human Growth and Development - 3 semester hours (Core or Cognate)PSY 241
Electives - To meet 124 hours for graduationAny transferable course