RN-BSN Program

SUMMARY OF B.S.N. PROGRAM OF STUDY

AT KEAN UNIVERSITY

 On admission, all nursing students are awarded 30 credits for nursing education completed at the AS, AAS or diploma level as well as additional credits for courses taken in an approved college.

 

KEAN UNIVERSITY PROGRAM OF STUDY:


General Education Requirements

30 to 32 credits in general education courses are required for graduation. General education courses are divided into Foundation Requirements (12 S.H.) and Disciplinary & Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 S.H.), Social Science (6 S.H.), Science & Math (8 S.H.) and additional required courses (15-17 S.H.).

 

Nursing Major Requirements

There are four support courses and nine nursing required courses for the B.S.N.  These courses constitute the major in nursing at Kean and can be completed by most full time students in four semesters. Part time students may elect from a variety of patterns to complete degree requirements.  Most part-time students complete the program in three to four years.


Support Courses

There are four required support courses totaling twelve credits offered by other academic disciplines.  Like the nursing courses, these are scheduled to enable students to attend during the Friday schedule or during the summer. They are as follows:

Sociology of the Family

Life-Span Developmental Psychology

Moral Problems in Health Care

Introduction to Public Health


Nursing Courses

A total of nine nursing courses (31 credits) make up the upper division nursing core.  Five have a clinical component, and four are lecture/seminar courses.  Kean University Nursing courses at RVCC are offered on Friday during the day and clinical sections are offered on Wednesdays during the day.


Electives

Additional 3-7 credits of courses selected by the student are required for graduation.