Nursing, RN/BSN (820002BS)
The RN to BSN program is designed for the registered nurse with a diploma or associate degree of nursing from an accredited program. It is especially designed for those who are interested in obtaining a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program also offers a pathway for continuing on to a master’s degree in nursing.
The RN program consists of 31 hours of upper-division baccalaureate coursework (one calendar year full time; part time options available). Students may opt to take up to 3 graduate courses for a total of 8 credits towards their MSN. Continuation in the graduate program is predicated on meeting graduate program requirements and acceptance into the graduate nursing program.
School of Nursing
Mary Gladwin Hall
Student Success Center, Room 313
- Valid state license as a registered nurse. Must pass NCLEX prior to beginning Nursing of Communities course.
- Admission to the University of Akron and School of Nursing.
- Grade of a “C" or above in all prerequisite courses. Courses taken at other colleges may be used to receive credit towards prerequisite requirements.
- A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.75. Grades of transfer work are combined with those earned at The University of Akron in the computation of the admission GPA.
All RN students are admitted directly to the School of Nursing as undergraduates. School of Nursing advisors will guide the student as to the pre and co-requisite courses needed and develop a plan of study that will best meet the student's needs.
Distance Learning Option: Attend classes in at one of four locations:
- Akron (Main Campus)
- Medina (Medina County University Center)
- Kirtland (The Holden University Center at Lakeland Community College)
- Orrville (Wayne College)
Separately, we also offer the same program 100% online.
|Prerequisite courses for entry into the RN-to-BSN sequence|
|3100:130||Principles of Microbiology||3|
|3100:200||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|3100:201||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I||1|
|3100:202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|3100:203||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II||1|
|Any Chemistry course with a lab||4|
|Corequisite courses for the RN-to-BSN sequence|
|3300:111||English Composition I||3|
|3300:112||English Composition II||3|
|3470:250||Statistics for Everyday Life||4|
|or 3470:260||Basic Statistics|
|3750:100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|7600:105||Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|or 7600:106||Effective Oral Communication|
|or 3850:100||Introduction to Sociology|
|3600:120||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|Global Diversity Requirement||3|
|Arts or Humanities Requirement||3|
|*CLEP options available (Credit by Examination)|
|Nursing Courses for RN-to-BSN|
|8200:336||Concepts of Professional Nursing - RN Only||3|
|8200:337||Health Assessment/RN - RN Only||3|
|8200:405||Nursing Care of Healthy Individuals/Families - RN Only||3|
|8200:406||Palliative Nursing Care - RN Only||3|
|8200:415||Complex Care of Aging Families/RN only||3|
|8200:436||Nursing Research/RN Only||3|
|8200:445||Nursing of Communities - RN Only||3|
|8200:446||Professional Nursing Leadership - RN Only||3|
|8200:448||Professional Nursing Capstone - RN Only||3|