Coursework for the ADN to BSN covers many topics, including evidence-based practice, ethics, healthcare leadership, quality improvement, and spiritual formation in nursing.


Students must have a minimum of two semesters completed in an ADN program, then complete the following BSN courses:

  • RNRS 321 Health Assessment (5 units)
  • RNRS 327 Nursing Research and Statistics (4 units)
  • RNRS 368 Pathophysiology (5 units)
  • RNRS 396 Professional Practice: Ethics, Issues, and Spirituality in Health Care (6 units)
  • RNRS 458 Writing 3: Evidence-Based Practice, Theory, and Clinical Pathways (5 units)
  • RNRS 469 Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality, Safety, and Risk Management (5 units)
  • RNRS 479 Population Health and Public Health Nursing (4 units)
  • RNRS 480 Community Health and Care Transitions (4 units)
  • RNRS 481P Community Health Practicum (2 units)

Total (40 Units)

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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