RN to B.S. Nursing/M.S. Nursing - Curriculum

program summaryThe RN to BSN portion of this program is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model. Nursing students will be awarded 60 credit hours for their U.S. RN license and original nursing curriculum, including foundational courses, from an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. View more information on RN to BSN/MSN practice experiences.

Nurses educated outside of the United States will be required to take ENG105 Beginning Writing as their first course.

American Sentinel has partnered with Sophia Pathways to offer undergraduate general education alternatives making it more convenient to achieve your degree.

Students residing in the state of Arkansas should refer to their General Education requirements.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS*
UNDERGRADUATE NURSING COURSES (21 credit hours)
BSN405 Reflective Practice, Issues and Trends 3
BSN410 Heath Care Delivery and Quality Outcomes 3
BSN421PE Leadership and Strategic Planning 3
BSN432PE Community Health 3
BSN436 Developing Nursing Practice 3
BSN437PE Health Assessment 3
BSN440 Case Management 3
COURSES CREDIT HOURS*
GRADUATE NURSING COURSES (36 credit hours)
Core Courses (18 credit hours)
N501PE Advanced Practice Role Development 3
N505PE Theoretical Foundations 3
N515PE Research Design 3
AWARDED BSN DEGREE (30 Nursing Credits)
N521 Advanced Pharmacology 3
N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment 3
N512 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership Specialization (18 credit hours)
N525PE Human Resources Management 3
N530PE Leadership in Health Care Organizations 3
N535PE Health Care Informatics 3
N540PE Health Care Finance and Economics 3
N545PE Health Care Strategic Management and Planning 3
N555PE MSN Capstone 3
Case Management Specialization (18 credit hours)
N508PE Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
N541 Concepts of Case Management 3
N542 Process of Case Management 3
N543PE Case Management and Evidence Based Practice 3
N544PE Introduction to Life Care Planning 3
N555PE MSN Capstone 3
Nursing Education Specialization (18 credit hours)
N531PE Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes 3
N532PE Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles 3
N533PE Assessment of Learning 3
N534PE Distance Education 3
N537PE Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education 3
N555PE MSN Capstone 3
Nursing Informatics Specialization (18 credit hours)
N508PE Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
N535PE Health Care Informatics
N526 Healthcare Data Analytics 3
N527PE Healthcare Project Management 3
IS555 Information Security and Privacy in Health care Environments 3
N555PE MSN Capstone 3
Infection Prevention and Control Specialization (18 credit hours)
EPI500 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIO501 Identification of the Infectious Disease Process 3
N570PE Infection Prevention and Control 3
N571PE Design of a Surveillance System 3
N572PE Collection and Interpretation of Surveillance Data 3
N555PE MSN Capstone 3

COURSES CREDIT HOURS*
GENERAL EDUCATION (30 credit hours)
OR100 Orientation 0
Communication Competency (choose 6 credit hours)
COM200 Intercultural Communications 3
COM215 Public Speaking 3
ENG105 Beginning Writing 3
ENG110 English Composition I 3
ENG210 English Composition II 3
Humanities (choose 9 credit hours)
GHIS200 Global History of Nursing 3
GHIS201 History of Global Health 3
HIS125 Western Civilization I 3
HIS225 Western Civilization II 3
HUM200 Nursing: A Critical Voice in Health Care Transformation 3
HUM201 Media and Nursing 3
PHI215 Philosophy of Religions 3
PHI320 Computer Ethics 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 9 credit hours)
GA200 The Comparative Study of Health Care Systems 3
GEO200 Global Geography 3
NUTRI101 Global Nutrition 3
POLS101 American Government 3
SOC220 Globalization 3
SOC250 Technology and Society 3
Science, Mathematics and Information Technology (6 credit hours required)
BIO130 Introduction to Biology 3
BIO130L Introduction to Biology Lab 3
CHEM101 General Chemistry 3
CHEM101L General Chemistry Lab 3
IS101 Introduction to Computer Science 3
MA101 College Mathematics 3
MA120 College Algebra 3
MA201 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA215 Statistics (required for RN to BSN/MSN students) 3
* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours