Courses

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

The RN to BSN program offers 8 nursing courses entirely online. Each course lasts 8 weeks and students take one course at a time in the order below. 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 16 months.

Required Non-nursing Courses

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
6

Chemistry
4–5

Human Anatomy
4

Human Physiology
4

Microbiology*
4

Nutrition
3

Life Span Human Growth
and Development
3

*Courses not currently available online through UIC

 

General Education Requirements
Semester Hours

Understanding the Individual & Society
3

Understanding the Past
3

Understanding the Creative Arts
3

Exploring World Cultures
3

Understanding U.S. Society
3

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives
13–14

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