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Gain the knowledge and skills that will take your nursing career to the next level.

Our curriculum consists of courses that give you an in-depth understanding of advanced concepts and techniques with real-world application.

Required Nursing Courses Heading link

The RN to BSN program offers 10 nursing courses entirely online. Each course lasts 8 weeks and students take one or two courses at a time in an order provided by their academic advisor. These courses are available only to individuals in the online RN to BSN program, so students will be surrounded by RNs with a variety of experiences. Each person moves through the program in a cohort, providing the environment needed to build lasting relationships with classmates. With continuous enrollment, a student can complete this program in 12 months taking two courses per 8 weeks or 24 months taking one course per 8 weeks.

Required Non-nursing Courses Heading link

Students must complete the following requirements (57 transferable credit hours) prior to or after enrollment in the RN to BSN online degree completion program. These can be completed online at UIC or through an accredited community college. Many students have already completed these courses during their ADN program and can transfer these credits to UIC.

In order to be awarded the bachelor’s degree, you must complete an upper division liberal arts course prior to finishing the program. This course must transfer to UIC as a 200-level or above. Typically it is satisfied by either Microbiology or Life Span Human Growth and Development. Microbiology is not currently offered online through UIC.

Specific Course Requirements
Semester Hours

English Composition I & II


Human Anatomy

Human Physiology



Life Span Human Growth
and Development

*Courses not currently available online through UIC

General Education Requirements
Semester Hours

Understanding the Individual & Society

Understanding the Past

Understanding the Creative Arts

Exploring World Cultures

Understanding U.S. Society

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives

The general education requirements may be completed online at UIC through Online PathwaysSee which subject areas we recommend to fulfill our general education requirements.

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UIC’s RN to BSN program offers the most forward-thinking and advanced curriculum designed to shape you into the nursing leader you want to be!

Angeline Brooker  |  UIC BSN Class of 2015

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