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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. Perform nursing care with transcultural and multicultural competency
  3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to practice situation
  4. Evaluate health care issues from within the context of ethical and legal principles
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of nursing leadership and management
  6. Conduct assessments f individuals, groups, communities and populations as the basis for planning care for health promotion and health maintenance
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nursing research theories, research methods and types, and their relationship to clinical evidenced-based practice
General Education Courses Required: 45 Semester Units or equivalent
Category Minimum Requirement Example of Subject Area
English & Communication 2 courses College English *
Humanities 2 courses History
Critical Thinking
Foreign Languages
Mathematics 2 courses College Algebra
Social Science 2 course Sociology
Political Science
Science & Technology 3 courses Chemistry
General Physics
Computer Science
* Required course    
Nursing Science Course Required: 30 Semester Units
Course No. Course Title Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hour
HC 3010 Healthcare Information
HC 3020 Statistics in Nursing
NS 3060 Cultural Competency in Nursing Care 45 3
NS 3100 Nursing Research 45 3
NS 3110 Pathophysiology in Nursing 45 3
NS 3200 Assessment of Health and Wellness 45 3
NS 4050 Legal Aspect of Nursing 45 3
NS 4200 Client Education 45 3
NS 4400 Gerontology in Nursing Care 45 3
NS 4500 Nursing Leadership and Management 45 3
  TOTAL: 450 30
Graduation Requirement

Students must meet the following academic requirements prior to graduation:

  • completed 30 semester units in General Education
  • completed 30 semester units as prescribed in the curriculum
  • maintained a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 or better

Upon completing the academic requirements for graduation and fulfill financial obligation for the program, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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