Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Nursing BSN

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(This program is not accepting new students for 2023-24)

Upper Iowa University offers an RN to BSN program Online. Prior to admission to the nursing program, students must show evidence of the following:

  1. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in state of attendance or a compact state if applicable.
  2. GPA of 2.5 or higher and maintained.
  3. Evidence of current CPR certification.
  4. Evidence of meeting current health and immunization requirements.
  5. Completed Criminal Background Check.

The UIU nursing program requires the successful completion of 35 credit hours. The BSN degree requires the successful completion of a total of 120 semester hours, including transfer credit, and credit for coursework completed at UIU. All courses required for the nursing major must be completed with a grade of C- or above. If a grade below a C- is received, the course must be repeated. A course may only be repeated once.

The Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) requires approved programs to document student achievement of all program goals and outcomes in a summative evaluation (IAC 655 ch. 2, § 2.12(5)).

Total Credits: 35

*Course includes a practicum component.

NUR 450  and NUR 455  need to be completed consecutively.

The RN-BSN nursing program at Upper Iowa University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). The RN-BSN nursing program at Upper Iowa University is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Nursing - Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) is a partnership between Upper Iowa University and select Associate Degree prelicensure programs that allows qualifying students to enroll in both programs concurrently. The CEP allows students to enroll in specific BSN courses while concurrently enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing program, decreasing both time and cost to completion of the BSN. Applicants must complete the combined admission requirements and be accepted by the partnering Associate Degree program before applying to the Upper Iowa University CEP. NUR 301 - Logic and Reasoning in Nursing  is a requirement for all concurrent enrollment program (CEP) nursing students unless they have earned a prior bachelor’s degree or have successfully completed an approved equivalent course. While enrolled in the CEP, students must follow the designated plan of progression and remain in good standing with both institutions at all times. For more information about the CEP program, students can contact a partnering institution or the Upper Iowa University Department of Nursing.

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