B.S. Nursing - R.N. Completion

Program Admission Requirements

Before applying to the BSN Completion program:

  • Students must either
    • 1) Possess an associate degree in nursing, or
    • 2) Be enrolled in an associate degree in nursing program.
  • Students must have a minimum combined GPA of  "C" (2.0) in their previous nursing-specific courses.
  • Every prospective student must meet with the Nursing advisor to be eligible to apply to the program.

The following courses may be taken either before students begin the BSN Completion program, or as co-requisite courses during the BSN Completion program. 

Students must have a grade of “C" (2.0) or better in the Prerequisite/Corequisite Courses listed below.
BIOL 2229Introduction to Pathobiology3
or BIOL 3306 Advanced Pathobiology
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
or MGT 2216, PSYC 2227, SOC 3309, or a statistics course approved by the College of Nursing
Total Credits6

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Students in the BSN Completion program must fulfill all university General Education requirements in order to earn the BSN degree. Many, if not all, of the General Education requirements will have been met while earning the associate's degree in nursing.
Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 11533
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

Students must maintain a combined GPA of "C" (2.0) in all nursing classes. Failure to do so will result in removal from the program.
NURS 3101Professional Nursing in the 21st Century3
NURS 3102Professional Portfolio Development1
NURS 3140Wellness Across the Lifespan1
NURS 3331Introduction to nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice2-3
or DHS 4426 Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences
NURS 4101Health Equity, Ethics, and Legal Considerations in Nursing2
NURS 4200Population Health Management in Nursing3
NURS 4201CCommunity Health Nursing Practicum2
NURS 4221Nursing Leadership and Management2
NURS 4221CNursing Leadership and Management Practicum1
NURS 4400Experiential Learning Equivalency for BS Completion Students **1-18
Total Credits16-36


NURS 4491Independent Study in Nursing (can be repeated for credit)1-3
NURS 4440Transition to Professional Nursing Practice: Synthesis2
Total Credits0-8

NURS 4220 Leadership and Management - Associate Degree/Licensure prerequisite


NURS 4400 Experiential Learning Equivalency for BS Completion Students - Licensure prerequisite

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements6
General Education 1Varies
Major Requirements16-36
Upper Division Electives 1Varies
Free Electives0
Total Credits 120

All university requirements for a bachelor's degree must be met.

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education 

Major Academic Plan (MAP)