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This program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 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.

Students with an associate’s degree, nursing major and a current RN license will be granted Advanced Standing for health related classes, all required biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and all associate’s degree nursing courses. Advanced Standing is equal to 65 credit hours.

* Students who have current CPR/BLS and First Aid certifications or equivalent will receive credit for HLTH100

** Students who are not proficient in computer usage (internet searching, word processing, keyboarding skills) are encouraged to take BITS101 Computer Essentials, CISP100 Introduction to Computers or CISP112 Applied Information Technology (3 credit hours).

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requirements must be met based on the catalog year of acceptance to the BSN Completion Program.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2017-2018 Recommended Program Sequence for Nursing Completion Program, BSN:

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Foundations of Excellence 34 cr.
Advanced Standing Natural Sciences15 cr.
BIOL312Pathophysiology4 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT219Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions**17 cr.
Advanced StandingHealth Related Courses6 cr.
HLTH100*Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid1 cr.
HLTH101SIntroduction to Health Careers Seminar1 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
HLTH401Health Care Research 3 cr.
PSYC303Psychosocial Health Concerns3 cr.
**Students not proficient in computer usage encouraged to take BITS101 Computer Essentials, CISP100 Intro to Computers, or CISP112 Applied Info Tech.(3) cr.
Major69-71 cr.
Advanced StandingAssociate's degree NURS courses44 cr.
NURS315Health Promotion and Education3 cr.
NURS415Evidence Based Nursing Practice2 cr.
NURS420YCommunity Health Nursing Lecture/Clinical4 cr.
NURS421YNurse Manager and Leader Lecture/Clinical3 cr.
NURS496OSenior Nursing Seminar2 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.
COMM315Intercultural Communication3 cr.
HINT211Health Care Management Foundations3 cr.
HLTH202Death and Dying3 cr.
HLTH320Public Health Perspectives3 cr.
HSAD301Cultural Issues in Health Care3 cr.
HSAD402Health Care Risk Management3 cr.
MCMG300Case Management Fundamentals3 cr.
NURS302LACLS Certification Exam Preparation1 cr.
NURS317Health Assessment in Nursing3 cr.
NURS317LHealth Assessment in Nursing Lab1 cr.
PSYC270Dimensions of Aging3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Medical Case Management Specialty [CMS](13) cr.
MCMG300Case Management Fundamentals3 cr.
MCMG312Case Management Insurance/Utilization Review3 cr.
MCMG401Case Work Reporting Techniques4 cr.
MCMG403Case Management Special Populations3 cr.