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Nursing Completion Program Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science    

The BSN program at UDC offers a rigorous academic and experiential course of study, which prepares competent and compassionate practitioners to help District residents and society at large overcome health care challenges and disparities common to an urban environment. Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, values, meaning, and experience to deliver, manage, and lead nursing care to all age groups in the variety of settings and participate in personal and professional activities of lifelong learning.

The RN-to-BSN program consists of two levels - the junior level and the senior level. Both levels consist of two semesters. Thus, the revised program continues to be two years in length. Students may enter the junior level of the program while completing prerequisite general education courses. The student may also enter the new program of study in the fall or spring semester but must complete all general education and junior level courses before advancement to the senior level.

The level objectives are congruent and learner focused. The level objectives guide course content, scope and placement in the program of study and are incorporated into appropriate course and clinical objectives and assignments. All didactic and clinical courses incorporate some component of Webber's nursing KSVME framework.

RN-BSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing.  Total credit hours of college-level courses required for graduation: 120

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing requires a minimum of 120 semester hours, the final 30 of which must be in residence at the University.

  1. Must complete 60 semester credit hours of associate level courses by enrollment or transfer credit.
  2. Completion of appropriate Interdisciplinary general education requirements (see list below).
  3. Completion of all courses identified on the program of study a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses and maintains a 2.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale cumulative grade point average.
  4. Completion of all pre-requisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher
  5. Provides satisfactory recommendations
  6. Maintain eligibility for professional licensure in the DC metro area.


Course Descriptions

College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Chair
Health Education - John Slack, Chair
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Chair
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Chair
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Ralph Belton, Chair

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Dr. Elgloria Harrison, Interim Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che’ Axum, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord



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