Available in Classroom or Online

This program is available fully online, providing an opportunity for those whose schedule and/or distance from FDU campuses would otherwise limit their options. Use the AVAILABLE ONLINE button to request information specifically about pursuing the RN to BSN online program.

Admission Requirements

Upon the completion of a diploma and passing the NCLEX-RN, Fairleigh Dickinson University will award a minimum of thirty (30) credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.  These credits will satisfy the lower division requirements of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s BSN degree.  The remaining Courses needed to complete the degree requirement are listed below.

Degree Plan

Liberal Arts Requirements (32 credits)

ART____       Art Elective
CSCI1105      Computers and Software
WRIT1002     Composition I: Rhetoric & Inquiry
WRIT1003     Composition II: Research & Argument
LITS_____     Literature Elective
HIST____      History Elective
PHED____     Physical Education
PHED____     Physical Education
PSYC1201     General Psychology
PSYC2201    Psychological Statistics
SOCI1101      Intro to Sociology
SPCH____    Speech

Sciences (16 credits)

BIOL2203/23     Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab
BIOL2204/24    Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab
BIOL2125/26     Microbio Health Sci. & Lab
CHEM1107/17     Chem for Health Sci. & Lab

University Requirements (6 credits)

UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life

Major Requirements

NURS2007     Pharmacotherapeutics
NURS2550     Comprehensive Health Assessment
NURS2551     Lab: Comprehensive Health Assessment
NURS3208     Healthcare Economics
NURS3209     Bioethics
NURS3371    The Professional Nurse in the 21st Century
NURS4410     Community Health Nursing
NURS4420     Health Care Management
NURS4430     Critique and Utilization of Nursing Research

Course Descriptions