RN-BSN: The 1-Year Path
The 1-Year Path is an accelerated option is available only by departmental review for students who:
- Meet EKU’s criteria for General Education Certification
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Can begin taking Nursing classes at EKU in the Summer Term/May
Contact your enrollment advisor to find out if you are eligible for review. Click here to read about the Traditional Path.
Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.
*To be eligible for the full-time option, you must meet all EKU qualifications to be General Education Certified and have completed a beginning statistics course with a grade of “C” or better in preparation for NSC 390W.
NSC 340 Health Assessment for the RN
(2 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): RN status and admission to the RN-BSN option. Enhancement of physical assessment skills for RNs with application to clients throughout the lifespan.
NSC 381 Perspectives in Professional Nursing I
(3 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): RN status and admission to the RN-BSN option. Transition to the professional nursing role for the RN student emphasizing foundational concepts of professional nursing practice.
NSC 383 Perspective in Professional Nursing II
(3 hours) Prerequisite(s): NSC 381.Transition to the professional nursing role for the RN student emphasizing the knowledge development of concepts and theories essential for professional practice.
NSC 385 Perspectives in Professional Nursing II
(4 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): NSC 381 and 383.Advanced concepts and skill for professional nursing practice.
NSC 390W Nursing Research
(2 hours) I, II, A. Prerequisite(s): STA 215 or 270 with a grade of “C” or better. Uses the research process to guide nursing practice in the delivery of quality, cost effective health care.
NSC 440 Leadership and Management
(3 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): RN status and admission to the RN-BSN option. An overview of leadership and management theory in health care explores the leadership role of nursing. Strategies for facing challenges, promoting cost-effective health care, and promoting leadership success in the dynamic health care system.
NSC 442/442C Complex Health Systems
(5 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): NSC 440 and NSC 486 or department approval. Synthesis of professional nursing competencies and concepts to address human diversity and manage care in today’s complex health. (NSC 442C is the clinical component, which comprises 2 hours.)
NSC 445 RN Professional Role Transitions
(2 hours) A. Prerequisite(s): RN status and admission to the RN-BSN option. Role development seminar for RNs. Critical analysis of trends which shape professional nursing practice. Analysis of strategies for instituting change in various health care delivery systems.
NSC 486/486C Public Health Nursing
(5 hours) I, II. Prerequisite(s): NSC 385 or NSC 392 and 396 or departmental approval. Synthesizes nursing concepts and applies the nursing process to develop practice partnerships with communities and their subsystems. (NSC 486C is the clinical component, which comprises 2 hours.)