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Prerequisites

For nursing students who have successfully completed an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program and are licensed as a Registered Nurse, 35 hours of Advanced Standing Credit may be awarded for completion of nursing courses taken in the Associates Program. The Advanced Standing Credits will be awarded upon completion of the required UCO R.N. to B.S. nursing courses.

Nursing students graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree in Nursing may have met the University of Central Oklahoma Core Requirements totaling 42-44 hours. Students with an A.A.S. degree will be required to complete the University Core Requirements.

In addition, students interested in the R.N. to B.S. option must complete the following Nursing Major Requirements (or equivalent courses as determined by the Department of Nursing) prior to admission to the R.N. to B.S. track:

  • CHEM 1014: Introductory Chemistry and Lab
  • BIO 1114: General Biology OR BIO 1204 Biology 1 for Majors
  • NTRN 1513: Introduction to Nutrition
  • PSY 1103: General Psychology
  • SOC 2103: Sociology
  • BIO2314: Intro to Microbiology and Lab
  • BIO 2504: Human Anatomy and Lab OR FNRL 2214: Elementary Human Anatomy and Dissection
  • BIO 2604: Human Physiology and Lab
  • ECON 2173: Principles of Business Statistics OR PSY 2753: Psychological Statistics OR SOC 4043: Sociological Statistics OR STAT 2113: Statistical Methods OR ECON 2303: Statistics for Healthcare OR STAT 2103: Intro to Statistics for Sciences
  • PHIL 1103: Logic and Critical Thinking OR PHIL 1113: Intro to Philosophy OR PHIL 1123: Contemporary Moral Problems OR PHIL 2073: Social & Political Philosophy
  • NURS 2113: Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan 

Nursing Courses

Upon completion of all prerequisites, acceptance to the University of Central Oklahoma and the Department of Nursing RN to BS track, students will take the following Required Nursing Courses. Twenty-four hours of nursing courses are required in the RN to BS track. A plan of study must be developed and agreed upon with the UCO Nursing Career Advancement Coordinator prior to enrollment.

  • Role Development (3 hrs.)
  • Civic Engagement (3 hrs.)
  • Research & Evidence Based Practice (3 hrs.)
  • Community & Systems Health Nursing (3 hrs.)
  • Leadership for Career Advancement (3 hrs.)
  • Alterations in Health (3 hrs.)
  • Advanced Clinical Response (3 hrs.)
  • Capstone for Career Advancement (3 hrs.) 

Plan of Study Options

Full- and part-time options are available and each block is eight weeks in length.

Full-time (Complete in two semesters)

  • Fall Block 1: Role Development (3 hrs.), Civic Engagement (3 hrs.)
  • Fall Block 2: Research & EBP (3 hrs.), Community & Systems Health (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 1: Alterations in Health (3 hrs.), Leadership for Career Adv (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 2: Adv. Clinical Response (3 hrs.), Capstone for Career Adv (3 hrs.)
  • Summer: 2 Nursing Electives (if necessary to meet 30 hrs. at UCO requirement)

 Part-time (Complete in four semesters)

  • Fall Block 1: Role Development (3 hrs.)
  • Fall Block 2: Research (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 1: Alterations in Health (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 2: Adv. Clinical Response (3 hrs.)
  • Summer: 1 Nursing Elective (if necessary) (3 hrs.)
  • Fall Block 1: Civic Engagement (3 hrs.)
  • Fall Block 2: Community & Systems Health (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 1: Leadership for Career Adv (3 hrs.)
  • Spring Block 2: Capstone for Career Adv (3 hrs.)
  • Summer: 1 Nursing Elective (if necessary) (3 hrs.)