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RN-BSN Curriculum

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RN-BSN Courses = 30 credits

UPNS 112 Information and Technology for Nursing Practice 3 cr.
UPNS 222W Examining Contemporary Nursing and Healthcare Issues 3 cr.
UPNS 223 Population Based Health and Community Health Nursing (3T/3CL) 6 cr.
UPNS 326 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice 3 cr.
UPNS 327 Practice, Advocacy and Policy Issues for the Older Adult 3 cr.
UPNS 339W Genetics in Nursing and Health 3 cr.
UPNS 411 Nursing Ethics Across the Life Span
OR the Graduate* Course:
GPNG 526 Health Care Ethics in Practice and Policy
3 cr.
UPNS 423W Evidence Based Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice
OR the Graduate* Course:
GPNG 524 Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development
3 cr.
UPNS 428 Nursing Leadership: Building Leadership Capacity
OR the Graduate* Course:
GPNG 525 Organizational and Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare
3 cr.
Optional Courses:
Special Topic Seminar

3 cr.

Special Project Seminar

3 cr.

*RN-BSN students in good standing may enroll in a maximum of 3 graduate level courses (9 credits total). Contact your Academic Advisor to see if you qualify.

University Core Courses


The following courses must be taken at Duquesne University or transferred from an accredited college or university, prior to or while enrolled in the RN-BSN program. A transcript evaluation will determine which courses are transferable. Contact Gina Plocki, Nursing Recruiter, for more information at 412-396-6534 or plockir@duq.edu

University Core/Electives

MATH 125 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 cr.
UCOR 101 Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum 3 cr.
UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 3 cr.
UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions 3 cr.
UCOR *** Creative Arts:
ARHY 100 Understanding Art
ARHY 290 Non-Western Art
3 cr.
UCOR *** Theology Core:
UCOR 141 Biblical Historical Perspectives
UCOR 142 Theological Views of Human Person
UCOR 143 Global and Cultural Perspectives
3 cr.
UCOR*** Faith and Reason:
PHIL 219 Christian Philosophy
THEO 283 Faith and Reason
3 cr.