RN-to-BSN Curriculum

Loyola University New Orleans is proud to offer a robust RN-to-BSN curriculum full of comprehensive and challenging courses that are expressly designed to expand your knowledge, skills, and career horizons. Our entire BSN curriculum is delivered completely online and in an asynchronous format so you can begin courses when it is the right time for you.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the BSN degree. Upper division nursing courses are taught online at Loyola and there is a generous transfer credit policy. You may be able to transfer up to 90 credits, including 64 credits from your associate’s or diploma in nursing coursework.

Our curriculum is built on the CCNE Essentials of Baccalaureate Education. The BSN courses enhance your critical thinking and communication skills while covering various aspects of contemporary nursing—from appraising the health of individuals to becoming an informed consumer of research. This approach to curriculum development has been instrumental in contributing to the success of our graduates and prepares our students with the specific knowledge required to take their nursing careers to the next level.

Lower Level Nursing Courses – 24 credit hours

Credit for lower division nursing (i.e., adult health, parent-child health, mental health) is awarded by validation of transfer credit for associate degree graduates or validation of advanced placement credit for diploma nursing school graduates.

Introductory Requirements – 18 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Critical Reading/Writing

3

Global History

3

Finite Math

3

Introduction to Philosophy/Reasoning

3

Christian Theology

3

Investigating Nature (can substitute A&P I)

3

Advanced Requirements – 12 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Creative Arts & Culture

3

World Religions

3

Social Science

3

Writing About Literature

3

Nursing Adjunct Courses – 20 credit hours

Course

Credit Hours

Anatomy & Physiology I (only required if substituting for Investigating Nature)

0

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

General Chemistry I

3

Microbiology

3

Nutrition

3

Introduction to Psychology

3

Developmental Psychology

3

Upper-Level Nursing Courses – 27 credit hours