Curriculum and Course List

The B.S. in nursing requires a minimum of 125 total credits for graduation: 42 credits will be earned through the Digital DWU program and the remaining 83 credits may be brought in from associate-level coursework (71 credits) combined with verified professional/life experience or electives (12 credits).  

Digital DWU RN-BS Coursework
Adult general education credits * 21
RN-B.S. nursing program credits ** 21
Subtotal 42
Previous Coursework/Experience
Credits earned for associate's degree or diploma 71
Credits earned by professional work experience or electives 12
B.S. in nursing total 125


*Required Adult General Education Courses

ADL 000 Orientation for Undergraduate Program 0
ADL 310 Literature and Writing for the Professional 3
ADL 320 Statistics for the Professional 3
ADL 330 Service and Justice in the 21st Century 3
ADL 340 Ethics 3
ADL 350 Community Health and Chronic Disease 3
ADL 360 Entrepreneurial Leadership 3
ADL 370 Exploring History and Culture 3
  Total 21


**Required Core Nursing Courses

NUR 300 Pharmacology 3
NUR 302 Health Assessment and Promotion 3
NUR 303 Nursing Research 3
NUR 307 Pathophysiology 3
NUR 311 Leadership for the Baccalaureate Nurse I 3
NUR 400 Family, Community and Populations 3
NUR 411 Leadership for the Baccalaureate Nurse II 3
  Total 21


The application for 12 credits of professional experience credit occurs at the midpoint in the student's plan of study.  The earned credits will be entered on the transcript by the registrar as CR at the completion of the RN-B.S. nursing program. To earn the credits, the student must complete 1,500 hours of employer verified RN licensed employment and submit a completed Professional Experience Credit Form addressing the experience of professional employment and lifelong learning. (The employer-verified RN work hours will be evaluated near the completion of the RN-B.S. nursing program.) The RN-B.S. adviser will assist the student through the process.

Students must complete RN-B.S. nursing courses with a “C” (82%) or higher in order to progress in the nursing program.

Adult General Education Courses

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