Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog

RN to BSN Completion Program (online program)

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Nursing

USU’s RN to BSN program is an entirely online program that admits up to 45 students twice each year. Applications are available on the Nursing department website and will be submitted online. Application dates are as follows:

  • Fall semester admission: January 1 - March 31
  • Spring semester admission: June 1 - August 31

Required qualifications for admission include:

  • Current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • Minimum GPA of 2.67
  • Graduation from an accredited associate degree RN program (ACEN or other U.S. Department of Education approved nursing program)
    • Minimum of 63 earned credits.
    • AAS graduates may need to take additional bachelor’s degree breadth and depth courses to meet graduation requirements. Meet with your advisor.
    • Newly admitted RN to BSN students are required to meet with the USU RN to BSN Nursing advisor.
    • Current students (USU AAS candidates) are required to meet with their RN to BSN advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.
  • Submission of all required application materials by the due date listed for the preferred semester.
  • Submission of all official transcripts of previous education to USU (Logan) Office of the Registrar.

After acceptance to the USU RN to BSN program, students will be given instructions on how to submit results of a clean criminal background check, a negative drug screen, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and proof of required immunizations per program policy.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements  see link University Studies Depth Requirements  see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) .

After admission to the RN to BSN program, the following map outlines Nursing courses to be taken. The program may be completed in 2, 3, or 4 semesters. Students should contact the nursing advisor for information and assistance in mapping their sequence. Additional breadth and depth requirements may need to be completed for the BSN degree. A grade of B- or better is required in all RN to BSN Nursing major courses.

 BSN Semester 1


General Education Info and Notes:


BSN Semester 2


General Education Info and Notes:

NURS 3000: Professional Nursing Practice   2     NURS 3210: Population Health and Prevention (CI)   3    
NURS 3230: Evidence-Based Health Care (QI)   3     NURS 3215: Population Health and Prevention Practicum   2    
NURS 3240: Health Information Management and Technology   2     NURS 4210: Nursing Capstone   2    
NURS 3300: Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion   2     NURS 4215: Nursing Capstone Practicum   4    
NURS 4010: Leadership, Management, and Policy in Health Care   4     NURS 4300: Issues and Trends in Health Care   2    
NURS 4100: Nursing Care of Aging Adults   2          
Total 15   Total 13  

Licensure Notification

This program typically leads to licensure and was designed to meet licensing qualifications in Utah and other Nurse License Compact (NLC) states. If students license in any of these states, they are considered licensed and can work in any of the other NLC states. 

The Department of Nursing has not determined if this program meets licensure requirements in the non-NCL states, although it is possible as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) requirements across the United States are the same.