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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 330FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE2
NSG 376COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE4
NSG 377PRACTICUM: THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH4
NSG 380UNDERGRADUATE NURSING SYNTHESIS (Capstone required for major requirements)4

Courses Counting toward BS and MS

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 400THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING4
NSG 401NURSING RESEARCH I4
NSG 428PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 446ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING4
NSG 464HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE6
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4

​Transfer Credit

This program builds on the strong theoretical and skills preparation in both nursing and general education that the associate degree prepared RN has completed. The learning outcomes achieved at the associate degree level are validated by the National Council Licensing Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), a nationally standardized exam considered to be a highly valid and reliable test of basic competence. Students will receive at a minimum 79 quarter hours of transfer credit for the associate degree. Students who have earned more than 79 quarter hours of transfer credit will receive credit based on the transferrable coursework successfully completed. Please note that some liberal studies credit has been accounted for as part of the nursing program's 79 transferrable hours. Only courses in excess of the required nursing program - and still within the restriction on the maximum number of allowable transfer credit hours - can be considered to fulfill the remaining requirements. In addition, students must meet the DePaul residency requirement. View the Undergraduate Student Handbook to learn of the restriction on the maximum number of allowable transfer credit hours and how to meet the residency requirement.

Professional Nursing Portfolio Credit

The student entering the RN to MS program will be taking more advanced coursework at DePaul; coursework that relies on a knowledge base established by the nursing courses taken at the community college and assessed by the NCLEX-RN® examination. By successfully completing the first quarter of the RN to MS program, students will have demonstrated their success in the RN to BS bridge course and a graduate level course. The 45 quarter hour portfolio credit will be applied to their degree at DePaul upon successful completion of NSG 330 (bridge course) and NSG 464 (graduate course) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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