RN-BSN Completion Track is a program in the Department of Nursing
Our Mission: The Department of Nursing reflects the mission of Muskingum University by providing quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking, positive action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth within the context of a caring community where individual fulfillment is encouraged and human dignity is respected. Liberally educated nursing graduates are able to integrate knowledge, skills and values from the arts and sciences to provide safe quality nursing care, to act as advocates for families, groups and communities and to manage twenty-first centrury changes in the health care system.
If you are a RN with a desire to improve your qualifications, the RN-to-BSN program is the answer. Click to apply for admission.
RNs must have completed an accredited ADN or diploma nursing program and hold an Ohio active unrestricted nursing license. (Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required).
Nursing Courses (23 credit hours)
NURS 330 Transitions In Professional Practice (3)
NURS 335 Health Assessment (3)
NURS 340 Nursing Research (3)
NURS 430 Perspectives in Global Nursing and Health (3)
NURS 460 Community Health Nursing (4) Course Fee $105
NURS 470 Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Healthcare (3)
NURS 480 Nursing Leadership/Management (4) Course Fee $105
Non-nursing Courses Required for the Major (18 credit hours)
BIOL 305 Human Genetics (3)
BIOL 346 Pathophysiology (3)
PHIL 305 Biomedical Ethics (3)
PSYC 232 Behavioral Statistics (3) or HSLC 304 Statistics for the Health Sciences
PSYC 309 Adulthood and Aging (3) (NOT required if a college course in Lifespan Development has been successfully completed.)
SOCI 345 Sociology of the Family (3)
*This is intended as a sample showing how courses transfer into the RN/BSN program. Evaluation of each student’s transfer credit is completed on an individual basis.
All students enrolled in nursing will be held to the policies and procedures contained in the Nursing Department BSN Student Handbook as well as the University's student related policies and procedures. The BSN Student Handbook contains additional policies and procedures required of these professional students. The Nursing Department’s purpose, mission, philosophy, organizational framework, and curriculum outcomes are the same for each Nursing Program and are located on the home page for the Department.
Audit Worksheet for RN-BSN Degree
Clinical Course Requirements
|The Muskingum University Department of Nursing faculty met in May of 2016. At that meeting, it was unanimously decided that the clinical requirements for the RN-BSN program should be updated. Therefore, effective fall semester 2016, RN-BSN students are no longer required to submit a health assessment, drug screen, CPR card or BCI & I/FBI background checks as those are generally required by students' employers.
Participation in clinical experience is NOT permitted until photo requirement is met. Photo must be submitted no later than 10 days (two weeks) before your theory/clinical course begins.
Name/Photo ID Badges need to be worn at all times during clinical experiences. These are a specialty item provided by the MU Department of Nursing at the beginning of the clincial course.
"Students must provide a valid picture of themselves on a plain background for the purpose of making a Muskingum University identification badge. The picture may be dropped off or mailed to Jennifer McCarty in the Nursing Department office in room # 416 Boyd Science Center at Muskingum University. If you are unable to deliver the picture in person, you can mail to the Nursing Department along with a copy of your drivers' license. The picture on your drivers' license will be used to provide proper ID verification. Please "black out" any information on the copy of your drivers' license that you would prefer we not receive." Please contact the nursing department to make arrangements for your photo badge or if you have any questions at (740-826-6160) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.