Program Requirements

Course work in Davis & Elkins’ online RN to BSN program is designed to enhance your nursing skills and prepare you for career advancement all while maintaining your current career obligations.

Nursing StudentsCourses

  • Number of courses: 14
  • Number of coursework credits required: 40 (36 + 4 practicum hours)

Nursing Courses: 28 credits

  • Transition to Professional Nursing – 3 credits
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing – 4 credits
  • Health Assessment – 4 credits
  • Community Nursing – 4 credits
  • Evidence-based Practice – 3 credits
  • Nursing Leadership - 4 credits
  • Trends and Issues - 3 credits
  • Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice - 3 credits

Gen Ed Courses: 12 credits

  • Health, Healing and the Fine Arts - 3 credits
  • Ethical Perspectives in Health Care - 3 credits
  • Statistics and Data Analysis - 3 credits
  • History of the U.S. Health Care System and Health Care Reform - 3 credits

Professional Experience Credits: 12-24

24 credits awarded to nurses who enter the program with two years of experience working as an RN. Nurses with less experience must document a minimum of 24 professional education credits prior to graduation (the majority of D&E students—who are continuing from D&E’s associate degree program—should not need continuing education beyond what is required for maintaining their license).

Clinical Requirements

No "traditional" clinicals; these are practicums completed within students' work environments.

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NLN CNEA accredited


The Davis & Elkins College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program, delivered via distance education, is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.