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                                             RN to BSN Program

The School of Nursing at Wichita              Arrangements must be negotiated           Graduation Requirements
State University offers advanced              with individual agencies and
placement to registered nurses                                                          Of the 124 hours required for
                                              qualified preceptors.                     the degree, 60 hours must be
seeking a Bachelor of Science in             2 credit-hour clinical capstone
Nursing degree. The curriculum is                                                       completed at a 4-year
                                              course for RNs comprised of 96            college/university
designed so that the RN who has               clinical hours. Half of the course
received an Associate Degree in                                                         45 hours at the 300+ course
                                              focuses on nursing in the                 level must be completed
Nursing (ADN) from a nationally               community, while the focus for the
accredited program and who meets                                                        Of the 124 hours required for
                                              other half is designed by RN              the degree, 30 hours must be
the work experience criteria may              students in consultation with the
achieve advanced standing in the                                                        completed at WSU
                                              School of Nursing.
basic nursing program though                 The Care Manager course addresses
retroactive credit. Retroactive credit                                                   Other Nursing Options
                                              the needs of nurses in the managed             and Programs
(25 hours) will be awarded during the         care environment.
final semester of course work upon           Individual plans of study are          Options offered by the WSU
written notification. RN-Diploma              developed with an advisor.
students may achieve the 25 nursing                                                  School of Nursing include:
                                             Most students complete the                Bachelor of Science in Nursing
credits through credit by examination         professional coursework in two
(CrE) and portfolio review where                                                        degree
                                              years.                                    Accelerated BSN
                                                                                        LPN to BSN
                                             Admission Requirements for the             MICT to BSN
The baccalaureate nursing program is                  RN to BSN
accredited by the Commission on                                                         RN to MSN Program
                                                                                        Master of Science in Nursing
Collegiate Nursing Education             To qualify as a candidate for admission,
(CCNE). Wichita State University’s                                                      Program
                                         a student must:                                    Clinical Nurse Specialist
RN to BSN program follows the
Kansas Nursing Articulation Plan.                                                           Nurse Practitioner
                                              Be admitted to Wichita State                  Nurse Midwifery (in
Graduates are prepared for                    University
professional nursing positions in a                                                         collaboration with KU)
                                              Have proof of RN licensure in the         Doctorate of Nursing Practice
variety of health care settings. The          state where nursing is practiced
baccalaureate program also provides                                                         Post Baccalaureate entry
                                              Have completed all prerequisite               Post Masters entry
a foundation for graduate study in            courses
nursing.                                                                                Graduate (post-master’s)
                                              Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50             certificate
                                              and a grade of C (2.0) or better in
The RN to BSN Plan provides                   required prerequisite courses
educational and career advancement            Meet work experience criteria: 1,000
opportunities through:                        hours in the last three years if
   A distance learning program                graduated from a nursing program
   featuring on-line courses and a            five or more years ago; no
   preceptored clinical experience            experience necessary if graduated
   which can be arranged in most              within the last five years
   geographical locations.
                                         Application deadline for fall semester
                                         admission is August 1; for the spring
                                         semester it is January 1.
Curriculum Outline – RN to BSN Plan                                                              Full-Time Faculty
                                                                                   Heather Baker, RN, MSN, ARNP-CNS, PNP
Preprofessional Courses                                Semester Hours              Mary L. Burnett, MS, RN, C. Critical Care
English I and II                                               6                   Theresa Cooper, RN, MSN/MBA, Medical/Surgical
Public Speaking                                                3                   Terri Core, ARNP, MSN, Adult nursing
College Algebra                                                3                   Betty Elder, MS, MSN, PhD, RN. Informatics and
Fine Arts appreciation course                                  3                    Genetics
Introductory Humanities                                        3                   Phyllis Fletcher, RN, MN, CCRN. Critical Care
Introduction to Philosophy                                     3
                                                                                   Jeanie Harris, ARNP, MSN, PN P-C Pediatrics
Introduction to Sociology                                      3
General Psychology                                             3                   Shirley Hazen, RN, MN, CNOR.
Developmental Psychology                                       3                    Management/Perioperative
Chemistry with Lab                                             5                   Alicia Huckstadt, PhD, FNP, ARNP
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab                                5                   Brandy Jackson, RN, MSN/MBA, Critical Care,
Microbiology with Lab                                          4                    Infection Control
Statistics                                                     3                   Phyllis Jacobs, RN, MSN. Psych Mental Health
General Elective                                               16                   Nursing
Total                                                          63                  Mary Koehn, PhD, RN, FACCE, ARNP. Maternal
                                                                                   Pamela Martin, RN, MSN, ARNP, Maternal
Additional Courses Required for a BSN Degree                                        Newborn
General Education Issues and Perspectives course                 3                 Jacque McClendon, RN, PhD, Diabetes Care
Upper-division ethics course (Bioethics)                         3
                                                                                   Victoria Mosack, PhD, RN, ARNP, Psychiatric-
Upper-division elective                                          3
                                                                                    Mental Health nursing
Total                                                            9
                                                                                   Stephanie Nicks, RN, MSN, FNP, Medical/Surgical
Professional Courses                                   Semester Hours              Susan Parsons, PhD, RN, Critical Care,
HS 301 Clinical Pharmacology**                                 3                    Medical/Surgical
NURS 334 RN Bridge Course**                                    4                   Debra Pile, RN, DNP, PCNS-BC. Pediatrics
NURS 325 Intro to Evidence Based Practice**                    2                   Betty Smith-Campbell, RN, PhD. Community
NURS 345 Health Assessment**                                   4                    health/public policy
NURS 456 Primary Prevention**                                  2                   Elaine Steinke, PhD, RN. Adult nursing
NURS 461 Care Manager**                                        4                   Virginia Teel, RN, DHS. Adult Medical/surgical
NURS 495 Clinical Capstone Course-RN*                          2                   Jane Washburn, RN, MSN. Psychiatric-mental
Career Enhancement Electives                                   6                    Health nursing
Total                                                          27
                                                                                   Debra Klecker, RN, FNP-BC. Adult nursing,
Upper-Division Retroactive Credits                                                 Carol Bett, RN, MN. Adult nursing
Awarded retroactively on the basis of associate degree in
nursing or credit by exam                                        25
                                                                        To receive more information, or to schedule a campus
Total Hours Required for BSN                                     124    visit, contact:
                                                                        Office of Admissions
                                                                        Wichita State University
*Check with the School of Nursing in regards to requirements for        1845 Fairmount
participation in clinical course.                                       Wichita, KS 67260-0124
**Courses offered on the Internet or through distance learning.         (316) 978-3085
Electives are available through telecourses, online courses, summer     Toll-free (800) 362-2594
workshops and on-campus courses that meet once per week.                www.wichita.edu/admissions
                                                                        Notice of Nondiscrimination
Sequence of Courses                                                     Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
Offered every semester:                                                 color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as
Nurs 334– 4 hrs. Bridge-First course                                    a Vietnam-era veteran, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning
                                                                        this may contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity., Wichita
Nurs 495– 2 hrs. Clinical-Last course                                   State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0145; telephone
                                                                        (316) 978-3001
Fall Only
Nurs 325—2 hrs                                                          Wichita State University reserves the right to revise or change rules, charges,
                                                                        fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and any other regulations
                                                                        affecting students whenever considered necessary or desirable.


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