Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing (Online Bachelor's Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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The program helps registered nurses (RNs) provide evidence-based generalist nursing care to diverse individuals, families and populations in a variety of healthcare environments. The program focuses on the development of care knowledge and skills, ethical values and critical reasoning skills used by nurses and can provide a foundation for nursing leadership roles.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may pursue opportunities to provide generalist nursing care to patients, families, groups and communities across the continuum of healthcare settings. The program helps RNs prepare for a broader scope of nursing practice and may provide a foundation for career mobility into leadership positions.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of the catalog for information relating to admission requirements and procedures for this program.


The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems. Refer to the Online Course Information section of the catalog for information relating to the online courses, including, without limitation, the student equipment requirements and specifications and the online student preparation.

Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional requirements.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 15-30 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate degree (Grand total) 180.0
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 36.0
EN3220 Written Analysis+ 4.5
HU4640 Ethics+ 4.5
MA3110 Statistics+ 4.5
SP3450 Social Psychology+ 4.5
Subtotal 54.0
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses+** 60.0
BU1110 Introduction to Business+ 4.5
NU3110 Dimensions of Professional Nursing+ 4.5
NU3120 Health Assessment+ 4.5
NU3250 Nursing Research for Quality Outcomes+ 4.5
NU3260 Economics of Health and Health Care+ 4.5
NU3340 Community Health and Epidemiology+ 4.5
NU3360 Essentials of Accounting and Budgeting in Health Care Organizations+ 4.5
NU3450 Nursing Leadership and Management+ 4.5
NU3456 Organizational Behavior in Health Care+ 4.5
NU4540 Introduction to Case Management Theory+ 4.5
NU4545 Managed Health Care+ 4.5
NU4640 Transcultural Nursing+ 2.0
NU4698 Nursing Capstone+*** 6.5
Subtotal 118.0
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses+ 8.0

+ In this program, this(these) distance education course(s) is(are) taught completely online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses, including the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: nursing roles; clinical nursing concepts and techniques; and generalist nursing practice. Courses offered at this school that may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are NU1210, NU1220, NU1320, NU1420, NU1425, NU2530, NU2630, NU2740, NU2745, NU2810, NU2840 and NU2999. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

***This course includes a preceptor clinical component that must be successfully completed by the student at one or more health care facilities. It is the student's responsibility to identify and arrange for both the preceptor and the heath care facility for the preceptor clinical component that is acceptable to the school.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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