Nurses with a BSN typically have broader advancement opportunities, according to theU.S. Department of Labor. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor's degree. It's
often a requirement for administrative positions and a prerequisite for admission
to graduate nursing programs in research, consulting, teaching. You'll also need a
BSN for all four advanced practice nursing specialties:
Clinical nurse specialists
Training in RN to BSN Online Programs
As nursing care becomes more complex, individuals with a bachelor's degree receive
Clinical experiences in non-hospital settings
RN to BSN Online Courses
NURS 326. Evidence-Based Practice. 2 Credits.
The course focuses on evidence-based practice in nursing with the emphasis on the philosophy, models, and application of evidence to practice. Students will apply research findings, clinical expertise, and patient preferences to a clinical problem. Corequisite: Approved Statistics course and NURS 350. S.
NURS 310. Health & Illness I. 2 Credits.
This course introduces the student to the role of the generalist nurse in providing evidence-based interventions for patients in a variety of health care settings across the life span. The student will learn to recognize altered health states and understand interventions that will promote health, prevent disease/injury and restore a state of optimal health for individuals. Clinical reasoning skills will be developed, with a goal of achieving safe, quality outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.
NURS 304. Nursing Pharmacology I. 3 Credits.
This is the first in a two part series of courses that reinforces the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and introduces safe medication preparation, administration and documentation. Using a concept-based approach, examples of medications as they relate to major nursing concepts and human body systems across the lifespan will be discussed. This course will include classroom and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program and PPT 315. Corequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.
This course focuses on compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that respects patient and family preferences across the lifespan to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisite: NURS 330, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. F,S,SS.
NURS 441. Population Based Health. 3 Credits.
The course emphasizes population-based health and the role of the public health nurse. Concepts and theories related to providing health care to complex systems and aggregates in community, state, nation and world are explored. Concepts of evidence-informed practice and nursing research are explored with the use of population health data. Emphasis is placed on prevention, promotion and protection of health, utilizing epidemiological data to identify health risks of populations. Social determinants of health, as a basis for population health, are emphasized. Prerequisite: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisite: NURS 450, NURS 442, NURS 443, and NURS 453. F,S.
NURS 350. Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.
This introductory course explores concepts preparing the Registered Nurse student for entry into the baccalaureate nursing practice role. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: NURS 326. F.
UND's RN to BSN is fully online. You are never required to come to campus for classes.
With asynchronous classes, you do not attend class at a set time. If you need to balance
work, family, and other commitments, this flexible format allows you to learn anywhere
at any time.
Depending on your instructor, you’ll learn online through:
Streaming video content
There will be times when you interact with your instructor and classmates through
online discussion boards, polls, and chat rooms.
Your learning revolves around materials that can be accessed on your own time within
a set time frame. However, this is not a self-paced course. You’ll have structure
Top-Tier RN to BSN Online
No matter how you customize your online experience, you’ll get the same top-quality
education as any other on-campus student.
Same degree. All online programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Your transcript and diploma are exactly the same as our on-campus students.
Same classes. You’ll take courses from UND professors, start and end the semesters at the same time
and take the same classes as a student on campus.
Real interaction. You can ask questions, get feedback and regularly connect with your professors, peers
and professionals in the field.
Your own academic advisor. As an invaluable go-to, they’re focused on you, your personal success and your future
Free online tutoring. We're here to help you one-on-one at no cost. Plus, get access to a variety of self-help
online study resources.
Unlimited academic coaching. Need support to achieve your academic goals or feeling stumped by a tough course?
We'll help with everything from stress and time management to improving your memory
to achieve higher test scores.
Full online access. Dig into virtual research from the Chester Fritz Library. Improve your writing skills
with online help from the UND Writing Center. Get online access to career services,
veteran and military services, financial services and more.
24/7 technical support. UND provides free computer, email and other technical support for all online students.
Best Online College
Reportedly high alumni salaries and job placement rates, coupled with affordable online
tuition rates make UND a best-value university for online education. UND's breadth
of online programs rivals all other non-profit universities in the upper Midwest making
UND one of the best online schools in the region.
UND ranks among the best online colleges in the nation for:
Student satisfaction (retention rate)
Academic quality (4-year graduate rate)
Student outcomes (20-year return on investment per Paysacle.com)
Leaders in Nursing
Amy Joshua found strength in personal challenges while pursuing her RN to BSN.