College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals

RN to BSN Online

The College of Nursing and Health Professions admits registered nurses who want to earn a baccalaureate degree to enhance their career mobility.

Program Highlights

  • Experience a program specifically designed to meet the needs of working nurses.
  • Obtain individualized assistance identifying prerequisites and applying for the program.
  • Fulfill prerequisites prior to starting at Valpo.
  • Complete this 30-credit program in only 16 months.
  • Enjoy the increased flexibility of online coursework with the support of expert faculty.
18-month Plan of Study
Fall 1  Credits
NUR 275 Transition to Professional Nursing 4 cr
Theology 3 cr
Credits 7 cr
Spring Credits
NUR 415 Introduction to Nursing Research for Evidence Based Practice 4 cr
Healthcare Leadership or Public Health Option 3 cr
Credits 7 cr
Summer Credits
NUR 470  Management and Leadership Strategies for the Professional Nurse 5 cr
IPE 318  Global Health Issues 3 cr
Credits 8 cr
Fall Credits
NUR 460 Public Health Nursing 5 cr
PHS 460  Public Health Advocacy 3 cr
Credits 8 cr
Total Credits 30 cr
The following courses must be completed prior to starting the RN-BSN Completion Program:
Course Name  Credits
General Chemistry with lab 4 cr
Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 4 cr
Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4 cr
Microbiology with lab 4 cr
English Composition 3 cr
Philosophy or History 3 cr
Humanities 3 cr
General Psychology 3 cr
Lifespan Psychology 3 cr
Statistics 3 cr
 Nutrition 3 cr

In addition to the above courses, the student will need elective credits to bring a total number of transfer credits to 48 credits.

To Acknowledge Previously Earned Nursing Credit

On successful completion of NUR-275 with a GPA of 2.5 or above, 47 undergraduate nursing credits will be awarded.