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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kingston University is an advanced standing program designed for registered nurses. This RN to BSN program builds upon prior knowledge students obtained during previous nursing education and through professional experience to allow practicing registered nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and to prepare them for new career opportunities. The emphasis of this RN to BSN program is placed on assisting students to develop a professional practice that highlights collaborative approaches and evidence-based practice. Students will explore the application of

concepts from the management field to professional nursing practice roles. The purpose of this advanced standing program is to give formal educational credit for knowledge and/or ability gained through previous training or experience and enable registered nurses to become successful leaders, managers and deliverers of care to patients in health care environments.



Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team
  2. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to practice situation
  3. Evaluate health care issues from within the context of ethical and legal principles
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of nursing leadership and management
  5. Conduct assessments of individuals, groups, communities and populations as the basis for planning care for health promotion and health maintenance
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nursing research theories, research methods and types, and their relationship to clinical evidenced-based practice
Students may be admitted to the RN to BSN program after they have completed General Education courses or be enrolled, concurrently, in General Education courses, which must be completed prior to completion of the BSN program, and with a minimum G.P.A. attained must be of 2.0 or better. GE courses are offered at community/city colleges.
The courses that cover 9 units in Business Foundation and Core Courses and 33 units in Scheme courses are listed below:
General Education Courses Required: 18 Semester Units
Students must complete at least the following General Education categories:
Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses or 6 semester units College English *
Humanities 1 courses or 3 semester units History
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 1 course or 3 semester units Statistics or related
Social Science 1 course or 3 semester units Sociology
Political Science
Science & Technology 1 course or 3 semester units Biology
General Physics
Computer Science
* Required course    
Business Foundation and Core Course Required: 9 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
EC 2420 Principles of Macroeconomics
BU 3600 Organizational Behavior
BU 3020 Human Resources Management 45 3
  TOTAL 135 9
Scheme Course: 33 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
HC 2000 Introduction to Healthcare Management
HC 2050 Healthcare Law and Ethics
HC 3001 Cultural Competent Nursing Care
HC 3010 Healthcare Informatics 45 3
HC 3100 Nursing Theory and Healthcare Delivery Practices 45 3
HC 3110 Research and Evidence-based Practice 45 3
HC 3300 Client Education 45 3
HC 4100 Health Care Policy and Current Trends 45 3
HC 4200 Assessment of Health and Wellness 45 3
HC 4300 Professional Nursing Practice 45 3
HC 4400 Nursing Leadership and Management 45 3
Graduation Requirement

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, students must meet the following academic requirements:

  • completed 18 units in General Education Courses
  • completed 9 units in Business Foundation and Core Courses
  • completed 33 units in Scheme courses
  • maintained a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or better
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