Nursing RN / BSN Track Bachelor of Science

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 23

The RN/BSN track is designed to meet the unique needs of the professional nurse licensed to practice who, having graduated from a diploma school of nursing, associate degree nursing program, or foreign-based program, seeks to earn a bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Lewis articulates with NLNAC accredited hospital-based schools of nursing and associate degree nursing programs. RN/BSN students are awarded 12 semester hours of credit on the basis of demonstrating fulfillment of basic nursing competencies measured through passing the NCLEX exam and receiving licensure as a professional nurse in the state of Illinois. These hours are held in escrow until the student successfully completes L5-432, Promoting Healthy Communities. Credit for six clinical nursing courses may be awarded via challenge exam if additional college elective credit is needed for graduation. National accredited professional nursing certification may also be accepted in lieu of challenge exams.


Non-Nursing Support Courses: 12

General Education Courses: 45

Electives: 33

Credit for Licensure: 12

Nursing Courses: 26

Required Nursing Courses:

Junior Level (10)

L5-301Evidence Based Practice


L5-306Concepts of Professional Nursing


L5-312Health Assessment/Health Promotion


L5-340Pharmacotherapeutics for the Registered Nurse


Senior Level (11)

L5-402Professional Development and Leadership


L5-432Promoting Healthy Communities


L5-435Leadership Practicum


-Two credit hours of CONHP Workshops