If you are a registered nurse who’s ready for the next step to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, you are eligible for the RN-BSN program at Upper Iowa University. A BSN can prepare you for leadership in the rapidly changing health care environment. If you are licensed as a Registered Nurse, you can complete your bachelor’s degree at UIU through a combination of in-class and online classes. Some courses include clinical components.
UIU also has articulation agreements with many U.S. colleges and universities, which simplifies your transition into this program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the North Central Association, and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
The demand for skilled nurses continues to increase. If you are interested in working with people and improving society, then you will find a career in nursing satisfying. A bachelor’s degree in nursing can take you in many directions: clinical practice in a hospital or physician setting, community health, health management, consulting, traveling nurse, military service, or home care.
LOCATION: Main residential campus in Fayette, Iowa, Cedar Rapids Center, Des Moines Center, Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, Mesa Center, and Online Program
MAJOR IN RN-BSN (NURSING)
The UIU nursing program requires the successful completion of 11 courses (35 credit hours). (The BSN degree requires the successful completion of a total of 120 semester hours, including transfer credit, and credit for coursework completed at UIU).
- (3) MATH 220 Elementary Statistics
- (3) BA 474 Organizational Behavior
- (3) NUR 300 Health Assessment*
- (3) NUR 310 Nursing Informatics
- (3) NUR 320 Pathophysiology
- (3) NUR 330 Education Concepts for Nurses
- (4) NUR 340 Community Health Nursing*
- (3) NUR 360 Professional Seminar
- (4) NUR 370 Nursing Leadership and Management*
- (3) NUR 400 Nursing Research
- (4) NUR 410 Preceptorship*
*Course includes a clinical component.
Total: 36 credits