University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Nursing (for Registered Nurses) (Bachelor of Science)


The program for registered nurses has been designed in light of changes in the health care delivery system and to better serve the registered nurse returning to school.

In this program, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 121 credits in part-time study. The major components of the curriculum are: required non-nursing courses, elective courses, and major nursing courses. The curriculum plan may vary for each student depending on the type and number of credits transferred to UVM.

The focus of the baccalaureate program component is on health and health promotion for individuals, families, groups, and communities; and the factors that influence delivery of health care services. The program is an RN-BS-MS accelerated program, with an option for students to “step out” after completion of the baccalaureate requirements with a B.S. degree. Separate application is required for the graduate program.

General Requirements


The Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum

PRNU 060 - Trans to Cntmp Prof Nursing (3 credits)
PRNU 111 - Research in Nursing (3 credits)
PRNU 113 - Assess of Hlth: Indiv & Fam/Comm (3 credits)
PRNU 241 - Cmty/Public Health Nursing (6 credits)
PRNU 263 - Professional Nursing Practice (3 credits)
(two out of three of the following GRNU courses)
   GRNU 301 - Adv Prac Nursing: Prof Dev and Soc (3 credits)
   GRNU 310 - Theoretical Foundation: Nursing (3 credits)
   GRNU 315 - Pol, Org and Fin Health Care (3 credits)
PRNU/NURS/HLTH Electives (6-7 credits)

The Baccalaureate Non-nursing Curriculum

Quantitative Sciences Electives (18 credits)
Environmental Studies or Environmental Science Elective (3-4 credits)
STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics or STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods (3 credits)
HDFS 005 - Human Development (3 credits)
Philosophy, Religion or Ethics Elective (3 credits)
English Elective (3 credits)
Psychology Elective (3 credits)
Sociology Elective (3 credits)
General Education Electives (18-19 credits)
Race Relations courses (6 credits)

Graduate Studies: Students interested in master’s preparation in nursing may obtain information on admission and curricula in the Graduate Catalogue, available in the offices of the Graduate College or online.



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