Bachelor of Science in Nursing

(RN-Completion)

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Associate Degree – in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Maine RN License (Must be completed before the second semester in the program)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50

If transfer students have not completed the courses listed below at their former college, they need to complete UMA’s core education requirements before receiving a degree from UMA. The following disciplines are required in UMA’s academic core:

  • Any 100-level communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • Any Fine Arts or Humanities elective (3)
  • MAT 100 Mathematics and Its Applications or higher (3)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PSY 308 Human Development (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Biology or equivalent (4)
  • BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent (4)
  • BIO 321 Microbiology or equivalent (4)
  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.50
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.50

All courses must be passed with a C, not C minus (C-), or higher for successful completion.

  • NUR/CIS 225 Introduction to Health Informatics (3) (Prerequisite: CIS 100 or permission of instructor)
  • NUR 301 Health Assessment Through the Lifespan (4) (Prerequisite: NUR 304 or permission from the instructor)
  • NUR 304 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (3) (Prerequisite: ENG 103W) This course is required to be the first NUR course to be taken in the RN-BSN program and must be taken at UMA unless awarded course transfer equivalency upon admission.
  • NUR 326 Caring for Aging Adults (3) (Prerequisite: NUR 304 or permission of the instructor)
  • NUR 352 Nursing Research (3) (Prerequisite: NUR 304 & MAT 115 or concurrent enrollment)
  • NUR 355 Community and Global Health Didactic (3) (Prerequisite: NUR 301, 304, & 352 or by permission; concurrent enrollment in NUR 352 permitted)
  • NUR 356 Community and Global Health Clinical (2) (Prerequisite: NUR 301, 304, 352, and 355 or by permission; concurrent enrollment in NUR 352 and 355 permitted. Immunization compliance required prior to clinical work)
  • NUR 410 Leadership and Management in Nursing (3) (Prerequisite: NUR 352 and 355 – or concurrent enrollment)
  • NUR 499W Senior Seminar (3) (Prerequisite: NUR 304, 352, 355, 356 and 410 and ENG 101)
  • Complete any two 300 or 400-level Nursing electives (6)

All MAT and BIO courses must be passed with a C, not C minus (C-), or higher for successful completion.

  • ENG 103W Writing for Allied Health (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete one of the following Humanities electives (3):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics I (3)
  • BIO 104 Human Nutrition (3)
  • BIO 345 Pathophysiology (3)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • Students admitted to the RN-BSN Program may be given credit for comparable baccalaureate level nursing courses that have been completed within the previous 10 years. For course work completed over 10 years, students may elect to request a course substitution/waiver or complete a portfolio assessment per UMA guidelines.

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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