Curriculum: RN-BSN Fast Track

Program Requirements

The following are required for admission to the RN-BSN Fast Track Program:

  • Completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing or diploma program with a minimum of 60-64 semester hours of transferable credit. A minimum grade of “C” is required for transfer. Advanced Placement credit for Nursing courses for a maximum of 34 hours will be awarded.
  • A minimum of 15 semester hours of transfer coursework in the following lower division general education areas:
    • Communications
    • Social/Behavioral Science
    • Math/Science
    • Humanities/Fine Arts


All students are required to take the following Liberal Education courses at USF.
Writing for Professionals (3)
Christianity in the Modern World (3)
All students must also meet the following course requirements. Students with more than 64 transfer hours may have transfer hours evaluated by the Academic Advising Center as approved by the academic departments to determine if any of the requirements have already been met.
Founders of the Modern World (3)
Understand Literature & the Arts (3)
Intro to Statistics* (3)
Nutrition (2)
*Prerequisite to NURS 412


Major Program (32 semester hours)

The following nursing courses are required for all R.N. students:
Nursing Informatics for RNs (3)
ncepts of Professional Nursing (3)
Physical Assessment (3)
Nursing Research (3)
Ministry of Nursing (3)
Professional Nursing Seminar (3)
Community Health (4)
Leadership and Management (4)
Electives (300-400 level) (6)

NURS Electives (6 semester hours from the following)
Spiritual and Ethnocultural Aspects of Nursing++ (3)
Client Education++ (3)
Pain-Concept Management++ (3)
Health Care and Aging++ (3)
++ Eligible for Credit by Challenge Examinations
Nursing Challenge Exams are available online.
Additional elective coursework may be required to meet the total semester hours required for the degree. Students may choose electives from related fields such as Psychology, Philosophy, Education, History and Fine Arts.


USF Catalog

For more curriculum information, see the University Catalog