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RN to BSN Program of Study

Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing implemented a revised curriculum in fall of 2011. Since our last curriculum update, health care, nursing practice, and educational theory have changed significantly. In addition, the new AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice have placed an increased emphasis on quality, safety, technology, and health care reform which required careful examination of our current program.

Students who are admitted to the RN to BSN Program, and have completed the prerequisites and most of the Linfield Curriculum courses may begin the nursing courses in September for fall semester, in February for spring semester, or in June for summer term.

Part-Time Curriculum plan

Semester 1: Foundations for Community Based Nursing Practice Credits
NURS 309: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice  6
NURS 315: Professional Communication in Diverse Communities 2
Semester 2: Stewardship of Health  
NURS 320: Scholarship of Nursing 3
NURS 460: Population-based Nursing in a Multicultural and Global Society 2
NURS 470: Leading and Managing in Nursing  3
Semester 3: Stewardship of Health Experiential Learning  
NURS 475: Integrated Experiential Learning IV  8


Four Semester Curriculum plan

Semester 1: Foundations for Community Based Nursing Practice Credits
NURS 309: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 6
Semester 2: Stewardship of Health  
NURS 315: Professional Communication in Diverse Communities 2
NURS 320: Scholarship of Nursing  3
Semester 3: Stewardship of Health  
NURS 460: Population-based Nursing in a Multicultural and Global Society  2
NURS 470: Leading and Managing in Nursing 3
Semester 4: Stewardship of Health Experimental Learning  
NURS 475: Integrated Experiential Learning IV 8


Notes

1.

Prior learning credits will be 32 nursing credits awarded after the completion of NURS 309.

2.

To meet BSN graduation requirements for one’s first bachelor’s degree, a total of 125 semester credits are required, including a minimum of 30 credits from Linfield. For a second bachelor’s degree, the Linfield Curriculum is waived and a total of 35 credits from Linfield are required. Prior Learning Credits awarded after NURS 309 do not constitute Linfield residential credits.

3.

Prerequisites completed at Linfield count as Linfield College credits.

4.

NURS 475 includes clinical components that may be arranged where you are licensed and Linfield College can secure a clinical site.

5.

Nursing curriculum plans may be completed at a slower pace than the two plans outlined above. Contact your advisor to discuss.