Coursework

Sample Schedule | RN-BSN Completion | Completion Schedule

Sample Schedule

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program consists of a minimum of two years of intensive study in a set curriculum. Course work is a blend of didactic and clinical experiences. Below is a sample full-time traditional BSN schedule. The sequence of 300-level clinical courses will vary depending on the degree plan you develop with a College of Nursing advisor.

1st TERM - FALL year 1
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 204 Professional Nursing 1 4
NURS 212 Health Assessment and Communication 3
NURS 221 Foundations of Nursing 6
NURS 223 Concepts in Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1 4
Total 17
2nd Term - SPRING year 1
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 254 Professional Nursing 2 3
NURS 233 Concepts in Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 2 3
NURS 321 Nursing Care of Adults across the Life Span 7
NURS 351 Nursing Care in Mental and Behavioral Health 4
Total 17
3rd Term - FALL year 2
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 304 Clinical Concepts and Processes in Children's and Family Health 4
NURS 377 Clinical Concepts and Processes in Mental Health 2
NURS 341
And/or
NURS 331
Nursing Care of Children and Families
And/or
Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families  
4
NURS 361
And/or
NURS 371
Nursing Care of Populations (BSN)
And/or
Acute Care Nursing and Care Management
4
Total 14
4th Term Spring year 2
Course # Course Name Semester Hours
NURS 354 Professional Nursing 4 4
NURS 387 Senior Nursing Seminar 3
NURS 341
And/or
NURS 331
Nursing Care of Children and Families
And/or
Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families
4
NURS 361
And/or
NURS 371
Nursing Care of Populations (BSN)
And/or
Acute Care Nursing and Care Management
4
Total 15
GRAND TOTAL 63

Consult the UIC Catalog for course descriptions.

Sample Schedule | RN-BSN Completion | Completion Schedule

RN-BSN Completion

The curriculum of the 30-credit hour RN to BSN online degree completion program consists of the courses listed below, which are to be taken in the order as shown. While this is the preferred order to complete the courses, UIC understands that life events and other circumstances may interrupt your education. You will be assigned an advisor who will assist you throughout your enrollment and with any schedule changes as you complete the program.

Please note that your UIC transcript will show a total of 63 credit hours earned through the University of Illinois at Chicago as you will receive 33 hours of proficiency credit in recognition for having a current RN license in addition to the 30 hours of nursing coursework.

 

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Semester
Hours

1

NURS 210: Health Assessment

X

 

 

 

X

 

3

2

NURS 242: Concepts/Processes for Contemporary Nursing

 

X

 

 

 

X

4

3

NURS 385: Clinical Concepts/Processes in Population-Focused Nursing

X

 

 

X

 

 

5

4*

NUEL 310: Exploring Complementary/Alternative Practices

OR NUEL 394: Special Topics

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

5

NURS 322: Introduction to Nursing Research/Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

 

X

 

 

X

 

4

6

NUEL 316: Nursing Informatics

 

 

 

 

X

X

3

7

NURS 390: Nursing Leadership and Management in Healthcare

X

 

 

X

 

 

6

8

NURS 397: Issues in Nursing Practice

 

X

 

 

 

X

3

Total Hours Required

30

*Students will take either NUEL 310 or NUEL 394 depending on when they start the RN to BSN program. 

Sample Schedule | RN-BSN Completion | Completion Schedule

Completion Schedule

The typical course load is one course per eight-week term. Each course is eight weeks in length except for one four-week summer course. You can complete your RN to BSN degree in 16 months if you choose to take courses in back-to-back terms.

For more information regarding the RN-BSN completion program, visit the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online Degree Program  website.