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Prerequisite Courses

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  • Humanities electives 6 hrs.
  • Music, art, or theatre 3 hrs.
  • Unrestricted electives 6 hrs.
  • General Psychology 3 hrs.  (CLEP option available)
  • Social science elective 6 hrs.
  • *Biology/Lab 4-5 hours (CLEP option available)
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Lab 4-5 hrs.
  • Chemistry/Lab 4-5 hrs. (CLEP option available)
  • Microbiology/Lab 3-4 hrs.
  • Statistics 3 hrs.
  • Freshman Composition 3 hrs.
  • **College Algebra 3 hrs.  (CLEP option available)

*If Anatomy/Physiology/Lab or Microbiology/Lab has been taken, and passed with a C, Biology will not be required.
**If Statistics has been taken, and passed with a C, College Algebra will not be required.

Transfer Credits

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a bachelor's degree. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 92 credit hours of college-level courses into the program. Credit of 37-hours is earned by NCLEX-RN success and licensure. A total of 32 credit hours will be earned through the online RN to BSN program through Washburn University.

Second Degree Students

Students who have earned an Associate or Diploma degree from a nursing program and have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education may complete the online RN to BSN as a second bachelor's degree at by completing the required 32 credit hours at Washburn University. Second degree students are exempt from general education and prerequisite requirements if the bachelor's degree includes 3 credit hours of statistics.

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  • If you're from Kansas, review the Transfer Guides for Community Colleges for Kansas
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