CON Advanced Placement Policy version May 2015

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Advanced Placement Policy Subsection: 5.2.7
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: November 1994
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee
Revised: September 1995
Revised: April 2000
Revised: October 2000
Revised: May 2008
Reviewed: November 2012
Revised: May 2015


  1. Advanced placement is designed for the student who will fit into the nursing curriculum at some point other than the beginning. Students who desire advanced placement include RNs and transfer students from another nursing program.

    The BSN program includes 58 hours of non-nursing course work. See Policy 5.2.3 for a complete list of prerequisite course requirements.
  2. All students must complete the admission requirements and the prerequisite non-nursing coursework prior to matriculation.
  3. There are 62 credits of nursing coursework in the UNMC College of Nursing BSN program. A course of study will be individualized with the advice of the faculty and Student Service Coordinators within the listed parameters for advanced placement.
    1. RN-BSN students must take a minimum of 20 nursing credit hours as established by the College of Nursing and the Board of Regents in order to be granted a degree from UNMC College of Nursing. Only courses in the nursing major may be applied to the residency requirement.

      RNs must take at least one course (NRSG 443W-Population-Centered Care) with a clinical component. Twenty (20) nursing credit hours must be completed at UNMC including one clinical course.
    2. RNs who possess a valid license to practice professional nursing will be granted credit for 27 credit hours for previous nursing education, recorded on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree.

      Licensed RNs who have practiced in the role for a minimum of one month full-time or its equivalent will be granted an additional 4 credit hours corresponding to NRSG 419-Transition to Professional Nursing. These credit hours also will be recorded on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree.
    3. The following courses are required for the RN-BSN program: Total credits = 20 hours
      NRSG 351W   Health Promotion 3 cr (theory)
      NRSG 386W   Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Research 2 cr (theory)
      NRSG 426W   Nursing Interventions and Healthcare Outcomes 4 cr (theory)
      NRSG 443W   Population-Centered Care 4 cr (theory 2, clinical 2)
      NRSG 451W   Leadership in Healthcare Delivery I 4 cr (theory)
      NRSG 452W   Leadership in Healthcare Delivery II 3 cr (theory)
    4. Eleven (11) credits will be validated through the portfolios completed in the NRSG 451W and NRSG 452W courses. These additional eleven credits will be posted on the student’s transcript after the successful completion of each course, with five credits posted after NRSG 451W and six credits posted after NRSG 452W.