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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Registered Nurse BS Completion Program

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Program Requirements

The RN/BS curriculum offers an individualized study option for the registered nurse to obtain a baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Credits may be earned through an accelerated program of study, combining transfer credits for selected courses from accredited institutions of higher learning, credit by examination for previously completed nursing courses, and enrollment in courses at Clemson University. Qualified students may take up to six hours of graduate courses towards the master’s degree in Nursing. Registered nurses interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree should contact the School of Nursing for curriculum requirements. This program is offered at the University Center of Greenville.

Freshman Year

Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year

Senior Year

125 Total Semester Hours

1 STAT 3090  or STAT 3300  may be substituted.

2 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement.

3 NURS 3340 , NURS 3510 , NURS 4160  or NURS 4500  

4 This course is exempt if the student achieves a B or better in NURS 4060  


  1. A minimum grade of C is required in the following courses to progress in the program: BIOL 1030 , BIOL 1040 BIOL 1050 , BIOL 1060 , BIOL 2220 , BIOL 2230 CH 1010 , CH 1020 , NUTR 2030 , NUTR 2050 , STAT 2300 , and all courses with a NURS subject code.
  2. A minimum grade-point average of 2.5 must be achieved in all required nursing (NURS) courses for progression to the next level. The nursing GPA will include all courses with a NURS subject code.
  3. Students may repeat only one nursing course. Further, students may repeat that nursing course one time only. Withdrawing with a W from the course or applying Academic Forgiveness counts as an attempt. Students who are unsuccessful on the second attempt in a nursing course will be counseled to select another major and will not be permitted to continue in the Nursing program.

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