Mar 20, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalogue 
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RN to BSN Program

Major requirements include:

Program Requirements

To obtain a BSN degree at Saint Anselm College, RN-to-BSN students complete 120 credits through transfer credits, challenge exams (CLEP), and Saint Anselm courses. Students must receive a “C” or higher in all transferred courses or the equivalent in challenge exams (CLEP). A minimum of 42 credits, 33 of which are nursing courses, must be taken at Saint Anselm College.

The following are prerequisites to the program and must come in as transfer or CLEP exam

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II, with lab (8 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)
  • Microbiology (4 credits)


Core Requirements

  • Philosophy Elective (3 credits) - may transfer with approval
  • Social Statistics - (3 credits) - may transfer
  • Theology Elective (3 credits) - may transfer
  • Humanities (3 credits) - may transfer from any course in the humanities including language, literature, art (including music), philosophy, religion, and history
  • English Composition I and II, or equivalent (6 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits) - PHRN 107   (must be taken at Saint Anselm College)
  • Medical Ethics (3 credits) - THRN 425  (must be taken at Saint Anselm College)


(These courses must be taken at Saint Anselm College. They may be taken in any order except for NURN 456   which is the first nursing course and NURN 457 , which is the final course).