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Online RN to Bachelor of Science Degree Program

Bachelor of Science students at the College of Nursing may choose a full-time or part-time program of study to complete their degree. All courses are offered entirely online. The program includes a total of 61 credits in the upper-division levels. Thirty-one credits are specifically in Nursing courses, while 30 are Arts and Science. Combined with the 60 credits from a basic nursing program, the total number of credits required to award the Bachelor’s Degree is 121. * Note: Residency Requirement refers to the minimum number of credits that must be completed at SUNY Upstate  

For individual course descriptions, please visit the Academic Catalog

Degree Completion

61 Credits
Total for BS Program

31 Credits
In Nursing

30 Credits
In Liberal Arts

Full Time - 2 Year Program

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 327: Professional Nursing Transitions 3
ENGL 325: Professional Writing 3
PATH 360: Pathology 3
NURS 330: Health Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 4
TOTAL 13

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 387: Health Care Policy & Politics 3
NURS 481: Research in Nursing 3
BIOL 310: Biostatistics 3
NURS 465: Nurse as Educator for the BS 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
HUMA 420: Ethics and the Health Professional 3
NPHM 390: Applied Pharmacology 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 444: Community Health Nursing 4
BIOL 420: Epidemiology 3
NURS 456: Information, Quality & Safety 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 13

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 415: Leadership and Management 3
NURS 490: Trends in Practice and Healthcare 5
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 14

Part Time - 3 Year Program

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 327: Professional Nursing Transitions 3
NURS 330: Health Assessment and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 4
ENGL 325: Professional Writing 3
TOTAL 10

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 387: Health Care Policy & Politics 3
NURS 481: Research in Nursing 3
BIOL 310: Biostatistics 3
TOTAL 9

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
HUMA 420: Ethics and the Health Professionalnd Safety 3
TOTAL 3

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 444: Community Health Nursing 4
BIOL 420: Epidemiology 3
PATH 360: Pathology 3
TOTAL 10

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 415: Leadership and Management 3
NURS 465: Nurse as Educator 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 9

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NPHM 390: Applied Pharmacology 3
TOTAL 3

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 456: Informatics, Quality, and Safety 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 9

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 490: Trends in Practice & Healthcare 5
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 8
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