The STEP (Strategic Teaching for Enhanced Professional Preparation) RN-BSN program is an online baccalaureate completion program for students currently licensed as Registered Nurses.
Written Composition (6 SH Required)
EH 101 English Composition 3 SH
EH 102 English Composition 3 SH
Humanities and Fine Arts (12 SH Required)
EH Literature I 3 SH
Fine Arts Elective 3 SH
Literature II, Humanities, or Fine Arts 3 SH
Humanities or Fine Arts 3 SH
Students must complete one course (3 SH) in literature and must have a 6 SH sequence (2 courses) either in literature or history.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 SH Required)
BY 101/103 Introductory Biology I/Lab 4 SH
CY 105/107 General Chemistry I/Lab 4 SH
MS 112 Pre-calculus Algebra 3 SH
History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 SH Required)
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3 SH
HY History I 3 SH
History II, Social Science, or Behavioral Science 3 SH
Social Science or Behavioral Science 3 SH
Students must complete one course (3 SH) in history and must have a 6 SH sequence (2 courses) either in history or literature.
Preprofessional, Major, and Elective Courses (21 SH Required)
BY 263 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 SH
BY 264 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 SH
BY 283 Microbiology 4 SH
Preprofessional, Major, and Elective Courses 9 SH
The Alabama General Studies Articulation Agreement provides for alternatives in some prerequisite courses.
STEP RN-BSN program recognizes the past academic and experiential knowledge of the Registered Nurse. RNs are awarded 35 hours of STEP RN-BSN Nursing Credit after completion of first semester course work.
NU 313 STEP Nursing Orientation 0 SH
NU 345 Communication of Ethical Issues 4 SH
NU 352 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 SH
NU 365 Pharmacology for Practicing Nurses 2 SH
NU 350 Professional Roles and Issues 5 SH
NU 401M Research Outcomes Management for the Practicing Nurse 3 SH
NU 423 Nursing Management and Leadership 3 SH
NU elective (Elective NU 344 or NU 442) 3 SH
NU 343 Concepts of Emergency/Disaster Nursing 3 SH
NU 456 Population Based Health Care 6 SH