RN to BSN online completion option

Our nursing philosophy can be described with a word from the Bible, shalom, which means caring for the whole person—body, mind and soul.

Northwestern's online RN to BSN completion option utilizes state-of-the-art technology and ensures excellent student support for our adult learners. We respect what you already know as a practicing nurse, so our BSN completion option doesn't repeat what you've already mastered. Taking just one course at a time, the online RN to BSN can be completed in 2 years. (Most courses are 8 weeks long.)

Nursing courses (240 hours of clinical experience; 21 credits)
NUR 310 - Shalom and Nursing Science (bridge course)
NUR 280 - Lifespan Health Assessment
NUR 350 - Promoting Shalom with Cross Cultural Populations
NUR 420 - Nursing Science and Informatics
NUR 440 - Promoting Shalom with Diverse Populations
NUR 460 - Nursing Leadership and Clinical Scholarship
NUR 490 - Living Shalom
Required cognates (20 credits)
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
MAT 208 - Biostatistics
BIO 360 - Pathophysiology
CHE 102 - College Chemistry
PHI 214 - Contemporary Moral Issues (Ethics)
Liberal arts/electives (16-22 credits)
Biblical and theological studies (4)
History, literature or philosophy (6-8)
Language or cross cultural (3-6)
Fine arts (3-4)
Elective(s) (3-9)
Total credits required: 57 - 63


CCNE
Northwestern College’s BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.