Structure

The curriculum of the 30-credit hour RN to BSN online degree completion program consists of the courses listed below, which are to be taken in the order as shown. While this is the preferred order to complete the courses, UIC understands that life events and other circumstances may interrupt your education. Your advisor will assist you throughout your enrollment and with any schedule changes as you complete the program.

Please note that your UIC transcript will show a total of 63 credit hours earned through the University of Illinois at Chicago as you will receive 33 hours of proficiency credit in recognition for having a current RN license in addition to the 30 hours of nursing coursework.

Order of
Completion
CourseJ
A
N
M
A
R
M
A
Y
J
U
N
A
U
G
O
C
T
Semester Hours
Total Hours Required30
1NURS 212: Health Assessment and CommunicationXX3
2NURS 242: Concepts and Processes in Contemporary NursingXX4
3NURS 316: Introduction to Nursing InformaticsXX3
4NURS 322: Introduction to Research and Statistics for Evidence Based PracticeXX4
5NURS 342: Caring in Professional NursingX2
6NURS 385: Nursing Care of PopulationsXX5
7NURS 390: Nursing Leadership and Management in HealthcareXX6
8NURS 397: Issues in Nursing PracticeXX3
*Students will take either NUEL 310 or NUEL 394 depending on when they start the RN to BSN program.

*Students will take either NUEL 310 or NUEL 394 depending on when they start the RN to BSN program.

Completion Schedule

The typical course load is one course per eight-week term. Each course is eight weeks in length except for one four-week summer course. You can complete your RN to BSN degree in 16 months if you choose to take courses in back-to-back terms.