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.


    • Complete prerequisites prior to starting Valpo RN-BSN Cohort.


    • Move through the 18-month, 30- credit program with the support of peers in your cohort.


    • Enjoy the increased flexibility of the hybrid format – a mixture of traditional face to face classes and online coursework.


18-month Plan of Study

Fall 1  Credits
NUR 275 Transition to Professional Nursing 4 cr
Theology 3 cr
7 cr
Spring Credits
NUR 418 Global Health Issues 3 cr
NUR 470 Management & Leadership Strategies for Prof Nurse 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
9 cr
Summer Credits
NUR 415 Intro Nursing Research for EBP 3 cr
Elective course 3 cr
6 cr
Fall Credits
NUR 460 Public Health Nursing 5 cr
NUR 490 Senior topics course 3 cr
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 course 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.


Previously Earned Nursing Credit

After successful completion of 6 nursing credits at Valpo with a GPA of 2.5 or above, the following 47 undergraduate nursing credits will be awarded.

Nursing credit awarded:

Course Name  Credits
Health Assessment 3 cr
Therapeutic Interventions 4 cr
Intro Com-Based Nursing 3 cr
Nursing Care of Childbearing 5 cr
Psychiatric Mental Health 5 cr
Gerontological Nursing 3 cr
Nursing Care of Adults I 5 cr
Nursing Care of Adults II 5 cr
Nursing Care of Childrearing Family 5 cr
Complex Health Care Adults 4 cr
Prof Role Practicum 5 cr

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