Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Pre-Licensure, BS
Achieve Success in Nursing with a DU BSN
The growing demand for highly qualified nurses led to the creation of our Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing (Basic RN, Pre-licensure) degree which provides you with a broader skill set than a technically-trained nurse. Our BSN curriculum teaches the professional and clinical skills you’ll need to be a preferred candidate, including:
- Critical thinking
- Collaborative practices
- Clinical excellence
- Patient electronic medical records
- Quality and safety
- Systems thinking
In 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported registered nursing salaries ranged from $44,410 and $67,720, with higher salaries (up to $95,000) in certain specialties or type of practice.
Are You Eligible for Advanced Standing?
You're eligible if you:
- Are a nursing major
- Have an associate’s degree
- Have a current RN license
Eligible students receive the equivalent 64 credit hours for:
- Health related classes
- All required biology
- Anatomy and physiology
- 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 25% tuition discount.
In February 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) named Registered Nurse as the highest growth occupation through the year 2020. Davenport's comprehensive, relevant curriculum will qualify you for 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
- Online state-of-the-art technology and support
We know you have many choices. But we also know that nobody works harder to get you where the world is going. When you choose Davenport, you’ll get:
- The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
- A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the nation that regularly hire DU graduates
- Credit may be available for eligible previous health services training and experience
- Previous credits for coursework (not exact equivalents of DU courses) may be awarded
- 120 hours of hands-on experience in the health care field before graduation
Already an RN?
Consider Our Bachelor’s Completion Program
If you are currently a licensed registered nurse seeking a bachelor’s degree to advance, we offer a unique BSN RN completion program.
Similar to the BSN pre-licensure program, the BSN completion program is an exclusively online program. We understand the convenience and flexibility a busy nursing schedule may demand. The BSN completion program prepares you to advance with essential skills to complement your clinical skills, such as:
- 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.
The DU BSN is the perfect complement to our new Master of Science degree(MSN) in Nursing. 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.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING • 120-133 CREDITS • P-LIC RN BSN
This program is designed for students who have chosen to pursue a career as a professional nurse. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Davenport University is to prepare the graduate with the skill and knowledge necessary to function in the role of the professional nurse through the use of critical thinking, advanced assessment skills, communication, collaborating practices, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management skills, systems thinking, and professional development. This program prepares graduates for nursing practice across the continuum of care and in communities.
Program seats are limited and entry is competitive. Students are admitted to the program based on their cumulative GPA, TEAS score, science and math GPA, professional recommendations, and a personal essay. Students who meet admissions criteria will be provisionally admitted to the program pending completion of the Criminal Background Check (CBC) and Drug Screen (DS).
**Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for a recommended program sequence.
|Foundations of Excellence||34 cr.|
|BIOL110||Foundations of Cell Biology||3 cr.|
|BIOL110L||Foundations of Cell Biology Lab||1 cr.|
|BIOL121||Anatomy and Physiology I||3 cr.|
|BIOL121L||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1 cr.|
|BIOL122||Anatomy and Physiology II||3 cr.|
|BIOL122L||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1 cr.|
|CHEM150||Foundations in Chemistry||3 cr.|
|CHEM150L||Foundations in Chemistry Lab||1 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|MATH125||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|PSYC101||Introductory Psychology||3 cr.|
|STAT219||Introduction to Biostatistics||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Health Professions||20 cr.|
|BIOL211L||Microbiology Lab||1 cr.|
|HLTH101||Introduction to Health Careers||3 cr.|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3 cr.|
|PSYC303/HLTH303||Psychosocial Health Concerns||3 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|NURS101||Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking||3 cr.|
|NURS101C||Foundations of Nursing and Critical Thinking Clinical||2 cr.|
|NURS125||Pharmacology I||2 cr.|
|NURS126||Pharmacology II||2 cr.|
|NURS135||Nutrition in Nursing||2 cr.|
|NURS250||Nursing Care of Adults I||4 cr.|
|NURS250L||Nursing Care of Adults I Lab||1 cr.|
|NURS250C||Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical||3 cr.|
|NURS315||Health Promotion and Education||3 cr.|
|NURS317||Health Assessment in Nursing||3 cr.|
|NURS317L||Health Assessment in Nursing Lab||1 cr.|
|NURS325||Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan||3 cr.|
|NURS325C||Mental Health Nursing Clinical||1 cr.|
|NURS334||Nursing Care of Adults II||4 cr.|
|NURS334L||Nursing Care of Adults II Lab||1 cr.|
|NURS334C||Nursing of Adults II Clinical||4 cr.|
|NURS355||Nursing of Childbearing Family||4 cr.|
|NURS355C||Nursing Childbearing Family Clinical||2 cr.|
|NURS370||Nursing Care of Children||4 cr.|
|NURS370L||Nursing Care of Children Lab||1 cr.|
|NURS370C||Nursing of Children Clinical||2 cr.|
|NURS415||Evidence Based Nursing Practice||2 cr.|
|NURS427||Community Health Nursing (PL)||3 cr.|
|NURS427C||Community Health Nursing Clinical (PL)||2 cr.|
|NURS433||Nurse Manager and Leader (PL)||2 cr.|
|NURS433C||Nurse Manager and Leader Clinical (PL)||3 cr.|
|NURS496||Senior Nursing Seminar||2 cr.|
|Optional - Complete the 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.|