RN to BSN Curriculum

SUNY Delhi's Online RN to BSN program has been developed to better accommodate working nurses. Our semesters are broken down into two sessions and each session is seven weeks long. With this configuration, the student is still able to complete up to four classes per semester with the added convenience of only having to focus on two classes per session.

All incoming students will be automatically registered for UNIV 300 their first session. This course is a stand-alone course. Most students continue to complete the program on a part-time basis (one course per seven week session). Classes can be intense and require dedication to complete. Please keep this in mind when estimating the length of the program.

Course Descriptions

Typical Order of Completion:

Class Number Course Title Credits
UNIV 300 Orientation to Online BSN 3
ALHT 202 Statistics & Research Methods 3
NURS 300 Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice 3
ALHT 300 Pathophysiology 3
ALHT 301 Ethics in Health Care 3
NURS 301 Health Assessment 4
NURS 302 Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 303 Health Promotion 3
NURS 400* Leadership & Management 4
NURS 402 Teaching & Learning 3
ALHT 400 Epidemiology 3
NURS 401* Population and Community Health Nursing 4
ALHT 401 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 403* Senior Practicum 4
Elective 1 Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective 3
Elective 2 Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective 3
Elective 3 Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective 3
Elective 4 Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective 3
Elective 5 Lower or Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Total Credit Hours 61

*Denotes Practicum Courses - Visit the Practicum Information page to learn more!

The student is responsible for locating a practicum site and preceptor. We must be affiliated with the agency or hospital and the preceptor must also be approved by the Practicum Coordinator. Please make sure this is something you are able to do before becoming a student at SUNY Delhi. There are no agencies that are under any obligation to provide practicum experiences for our BSN students; it is always student driven.

General Education Requirements

  • Students must meet seven of the ten general education categories through their associate's and BSN program
  • General education requirements that have not been met through the associate's degree program must be met through the completion of the upper level elective courses.

Examples of Upper Division Liberal Arts Electives:

Example Liberal Arts Electives
Course Number Course Title
ALHT 304 Death and Dying
ARTS 300 Art and Health
BIOL 330 Infection and Disease
BIOL 350 Special Topic: Bio of AIDS
COMM 300 Organizational Communication
ENGL 310 Technical Writing
GOVT 300 Public Policy
HIST 325 The American Century
LITR 310 Great Writers
PSYC 300 Organizational Psychology

Courses vary based on availability
Elective courses can be taken any time after the completion of UNIV 300