RN-BSN/MSN Articulation Option C
  • Must have at least 12 hours of college credit.
  • May have graduated from a program in any state.

Escrow/validation of credit for graduates of basic nursing programs from any state, which are not validated for participation in Iowa Articulation Plan.

42 semester hours granted from validated program include:

  • Nursing Courses (42 hours)
    (42 hours of nursing credit held in escrow until NU301, Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing is successfully completed.)

52 semester hours of general education required include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (6 hours)
  • Microbiology (3 hours)
  • Growth & Development (3 hours) 
  • Humanities electives (9 hours)
  • Social Science electives (6 hours)
  • Cultural Diversity course (3 hours)
  • Sociology (3 hours)
  • Psychology (3 hours)
  • Written Communication (6 hours)
  • Nutrition (3 hours)
  • Statistics (3 hours)
  • General Electives (4 hours)
    (Credit granted for transferable college courses is determined on an individual basis.)

30 semester hours of nursing courses required include:

  • NU301 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)
  • NU380 *Intro to Nursing Research (3 hours)
  • NU445 Nursing Electives (9 hours)
  • NU430 *Loss, Grief, End of Life (3 hours)
  • NU450 *Nursing Care Community as Client (3 hours)
  • NU455 *Nursing Care Client at Home (3 hours)
  • NU460 *Nursing Leadership (3 hours)
  • NU496 Nursing Capstone (3 hours)

*Up to six credit hours may be challenged through proof of proficiency testing.