BS Nursing (RN to BSN)
The WGU RN to BSN program is based on best practices for effective learning and national standards. It provides the knowledge and skills that enable graduates to expand their knowledge in areas of research, theory, community concepts, healthcare policy, therapeutic interventions, and current trends.
Domains of Study
Below are the domains of study that make up this degree program aligned with the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education of Professional Nursing Practice of the AACN. Each domain (and subdomain) is made up of specific competencies, or performance descriptions, that correspond to the specific skills or knowledge areas you must master. Click on any of the domains for more information about the competencies.
WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis.
|Advanced Standing for RN License||50|
|Foundations of College Mathematics||3|
|Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory||2|
|Themes in U.S. and World History||1|
|Applications in U.S. and World History||1|
|Language and Communication: Essay||2|
|Language and Communication: Presentation||2|
|Literature, Arts and the Humanities||2|
|Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation||2|
|Clinical Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|Behavioral Science Survey||6|
|Issues in Behavioral Science||3|
|Applied Health Assessment||1|
|Applied Health Care Statistics and Analysis||3|
|Care of the Older Adult||3|
|Nutrition for Contemporary Society||3|
|Professional Roles and Values||2|
|Project in Professional Roles and Values||1|
|Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research||3|
|Community and Population Health||3|
|Information Management and the Application of Technology||3|
|Community Health Nursing Practicum||2|
|Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership||3|
How This Program Works
WGU offers degrees, not classes.
WGU does not rely upon classes in the traditional sense. We don’t base your progress on accumulating credit hours, but rather on completing challenging assessments that measure your knowledge and skills in a subject area. We ask you to "prove you know your stuff." You’ll study. You’ll write papers. You’ll take tests. You’ll complete assignments.
Here’s how it works: