RN to B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN)

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To earn the B.S. in nursing, students complete 131 credits. Students are automatically granted 58 credits for their prior educational preparation as a registered nurse. Other coursework taken during the licensing process or more recently may also be eligible for transfer. Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Salve Regina to earn the bachelor's degree.

Required Courses

In addition to completing the requirements of our Core Curriculum, the courses required specifically for this track of the nursing major are:

  • NUR148A: Transitioning into Professional Nursing
  • NUR216A: Healthcare Informatics
  • NUR332A: Holistic Health Assessment and Health Promotion
  • NUR336A: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR436A: Families in Transition: Aging and End-of-Life Care (has a concurrent experiential learning course)
  • NUR444A: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning
  • NUR446A: Leadership and Management
  • NUR475A: Service Learning

Registered nurses who hold a B.S. in a non-nursing major are admitted to the degree completion track as second degree students and only need to fulfill two religion courses and the required nursing courses.

St. Joseph "2 Plus" Program

Salve Regina and St. Joseph School of Nursing have developed a "2 plus" academic progression model that allows eligible St. Joseph graduates to earn their B.S. in nursing by completing additional coursework at Salve Regina's Center for Adult Education in Warwick.