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Our Unique BSN Bachelor’s Completion Program

If you are currently a licensed registered nurse seeking a bachelor’s degree to advance, you'll be interested in our unique BSN RN completion program. This program uses an exclusively online curriculum to give you the convenience and flexibility a busy nursing schedule may demand. By earning this degree, you'll be poised for career advancement with important skills to match your clinical experience:

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership and management skills 
  • Applied research
  • Self-directed learning

You also have the option to complete a specialty in medical case management in place of nursing electives as part of your completion program. The completion program is approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.   

Are You Eligible for Advanced Standing?

If you are a nursing major, have an associate’s degree and a current RN license, DU will grant you Advanced Standing status. This means you receive the equivalent 64 credit hours for: 

  • Health related classes
  • All required biology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • All associate degree nursing courses

Are You Eligible for a Special Tuition Discount?

If you are employed by a hospital with Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) membership, you qualify for a 20% tuition discount. 

In-Demand Careers

In February 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) named Registered Nurse as the highest growth occupation through the year 2020. The BLS also reported median registered nursing salaries ranged from $44,410 and $67,720, with higher salaries (up to $95,000) in certain specialties or type of practice. Your BSN degree opens doors to a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Floor Nurse
  • Private Practice Nurse
  • Nursing Informatics 
  • Forensic Nursing 
  • Legal Nursing Practice
  • Acute Care Nursing 
  • Military Nursing 
  • Nursing Education (hospital-based)
  • Nursing Faculty (university-based) 
  • Public Health Nursing

The DU Advantage

  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • One-on-one relationships with faculty
  • Faculty members who are working professionals in the fields they teach
  • High-quality coursework
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Online best practice
  • Online state-of-the-art technology and support

Want More?

You should also know that the DU BSN is the perfect complement to our new Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing. As a BSN student, ask your enrollment advisor early if you are considering going on to the graduate level.

STAR Program® University Certification

Davenport is the first university in the nation to offer the STAR Program University. The online program provides leading-edge comprehensive training in cancer rehabilitation for healthcare professionals including nursing and allied health.

The program enables you, as a current professional, to advance your knowledge and clinical skills in the rapidly expanding areas of survivorship training and cancer rehabilitation that have many unmet needs. You will become STAR Clinician® Certified upon completion of the 10 three-hour online STAR Program University Training Modules and graduation from DU—providing you an important distinction on your resume in the healthcare marketplace.

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Full Curriculum


This program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This program is approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Davenport University is to prepare the graduates to advance in the nursing profession through the use of critical thinking, advanced assessment skills, communication, collaborating practices, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management skills. This program prepares registered nurses for nursing practice of patients and their support systems across the continuum of care and in communities.

Preadmission Requirements:

  • Must possess a current active unencumbered and unrestricted Registered Nurse License.
  • Must have at least a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 from previous nursing program.

**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations of Excellence 34 cr.
Advanced Standing Natural Sciences 15 cr.
BIOL312 Pathophysiology 4 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL311 Professional Writing 3 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
STAT219 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions 17 cr.
Advanced Standing Health Related Courses 6 cr.
HLTH100 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid 1 cr.
HLTH101S Introduction to Health Careers Seminar 1 cr.
HLTH230 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 cr.
HLTH401 Health Care Research 3 cr.
PSYC303/HLTH303 Psychosocial Health Concerns 3 cr.
Major 69-71 cr.
Advanced Standing Associate's degree NURS courses 44 cr.
NURS315 Health Promotion and Education 3 cr.
NURS415 Evidence Based Nursing Practice 2 cr.
NURS421 Nurse Manager and Leader 2 cr.
NURS421C Nurse Manager and Leader Clinical 1 cr.
NURS496 Senior Nursing Seminar 2 cr.
Choose from the following: (4) cr.
NURS420 and NURS420C Community Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing Clinical 4 cr.
NURS420Y Community Health Nursing Lecture/Clinical 4 cr.
Choose 11 credit hours from the following BSN Electives, apply credits from the completed Nursing associate's degree, or choose the Medical Case Management Specialty (13 credits): (11-13) cr.
BSN Electives (11) cr.
COMM315 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
HINT211 Health Care Management Foundations 3 cr.
HLTH202 Death and Dying 3 cr.
HLTH270 Dimensions of Aging 3 cr.
HLTH320 Public Health Perspectives 3 cr.
HSAD301 Cultural Issues in Health Care 3 cr.
HSAD402 Health Care Risk Management 3 cr.
MCMG300 Case Management Fundamentals 3 cr.
NURS302L ACLS Certification Exam Preparation 1 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Medical Case Management Specialty [CMS] (13) cr.
MCMG300 Case Management Fundamentals 3 cr.
MCMG312 Case Management Insurance/Utilization Review 3 cr.
MCMG401 Case Work Reporting Techniques 4 cr.
MCMG403 Case Management Special Populations 3 cr.