Curriculum - Online RN-BSN Program | Briar Cliff University

Online RN-BSN Program Curriculum

The online RN-BSN program is an online degree completion program that requires 30-34 credit hours of coursework through Briar Cliff University, depending on previous academic credit.

All RN-BSN courses are eight-week courses with the exception of the following: NURS 339-Pathophysiology, NURS 303-Pharmacology, and NURS 356-Biological & Health Aspects of Aging.

A sample curriculum is as follows:

Year One: Fall Semester

  • NURS 310 – Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice (RN-BSN only)
  • LIBS 301 – Digital Research for Academic Endeavors
  • NURS 320 – Health Assessment for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN only)

Year One: Spring Semester

  • NURS 305 – Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing (RN-BSN only)
  • PHIL 212 – Ethics in Business and Society

Year One: Summer Semester

  • NURS 339 – Pathophysiology for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN only)

Year Two: Fall Semester

  • NURS 435 – Nursing Leadership in the Health Care Delivery System (RN-BSN only)
  • NURS 405 – Nursing Process in the Community I (RN-BSN only)

Year Two: Spring Semester

  • MATH 150 – Essentials of Statistics
  • Student must also take an additional nursing elective at a course level of 300 or higher. (3-4 credits)

Year Two: Summer Semester

  • NURS 455 – Nursing Process in the Community II (RN-BSN only)

Class Format

Online courses

Next Start Dates

  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021
  • Summer 2021

Tuition Cost

$375/credit for general RN-BSN students

$330/credit for employees at participating healthcare facilities

Fees: $42

Books: $1,340


30-34 credit hours