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Our Unique BSN Bachelor’s Completion Program

If you are currently a licensed registered nurse seeking a bachelor’s degree to advance, you'll be interested in our unique BSN RN completion program. This program uses an exclusively online curriculum to give you the convenience and flexibility a busy nursing schedule may demand. By earning this degree, you'll be poised for career advancement with important skills to match your clinical experience:

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership and management skills 
  • Applied research
  • Self-directed learning

You also have the option to complete a specialty in medical case management in place of nursing electives as part of your completion program. The completion program is approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.   

Are You Eligible for Advanced Standing?

If you are a nursing major, have an associate’s degree and a current RN license, DU will grant you Advanced Standing status. This means you receive the equivalent 64 credit hours for: 

  • Health related classes
  • All required biology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • All associate degree nursing courses

Are You Eligible for a Special Tuition Discount?

If you are employed by a hospital with Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) membership, you qualify for a 20% tuition discount. 

In-Demand Careers

In February 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) named Registered Nurse as the highest growth occupation through the year 2020. The BLS also reported median registered nursing salaries ranged from $44,410 and $67,720, with higher salaries (up to $95,000) in certain specialties or type of practice. Your BSN degree opens doors to a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Floor Nurse
  • Private Practice Nurse
  • Nursing Informatics 
  • Forensic Nursing 
  • Legal Nursing Practice
  • Acute Care Nursing 
  • Military Nursing 
  • Nursing Education (hospital-based)
  • Nursing Faculty (university-based) 
  • Public Health Nursing

The DU Advantage

  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • One-on-one relationships with faculty
  • Faculty members who are working professionals in the fields they teach
  • High-quality coursework
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Online best practice
  • Online state-of-the-art technology and support

Want More?

You should also know that the DU BSN is the perfect complement to our new Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing. As a BSN student, ask your enrollment advisor early if you are considering going on to the graduate level.

STAR Program® University Certification

Davenport is the first university in the nation to offer the STAR Program University. The online program provides leading-edge comprehensive training in cancer rehabilitation for healthcare professionals including nursing and allied health.

The program enables you, as a current professional, to advance your knowledge and clinical skills in the rapidly expanding areas of survivorship training and cancer rehabilitation that have many unmet needs. You will become STAR Clinician® Certified upon completion of the 10 three-hour online STAR Program University Training Modules and graduation from DU—providing you an important distinction on your resume in the healthcare marketplace.

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Full Curriculum


This program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This program is approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Davenport University is to prepare the graduates to advance in the nursing profession through the use of critical thinking, advanced assessment skills, communication, collaborating practices, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management skills. This program prepares registered nurses for nursing practice of patients and their support systems across the continuum of care and in communities.

Preadmission Requirements:

  • Must possess a current active unencumbered and unrestricted Registered Nurse License.
  • Must have at least a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 from previous nursing program.

Students with an associate’s degree, nursing major and a current RN license will be granted Advanced Standing for health related classes, all required biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and all associate’s degree nursing courses.  Advanced Standing is equal to 65 credit hours.

***Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for the program sequence. (pdf download)

Foundations of Excellence 34 cr.
Advanced Standing Natural Sciences15 cr.
BIOL312Pathophysiology4 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT219Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions**17 cr.
Advanced StandingHealth Related Courses6 cr.
HLTH100*Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid1 cr.
HLTH101SIntroduction to Health Careers Seminar1 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
HLTH401Health Care Research 3 cr.
PSYC303Psychosocial Health Concerns3 cr.
**Students not proficient in computer usage encouraged to take BITS101 Computer Essentials, CISP100 Intro to Computers, or CISP112 Applied Info Tech.(3) cr.
Major69-71 cr.
Advanced StandingAssociate's degree NURS courses44 cr.
NURS315Health Promotion and Education3 cr.
NURS415Evidence Based Nursing Practice2 cr.
NURS421YNurse Manager and Leader Lecture/Clinical3 cr.
NURS496Senior Nursing Seminar2 cr.
Choose from the following:(4) cr.
NURS420 and NURS420CCommunity Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing Clinical4 cr.
NURS420YCommunity Health Nursing Lecture/Clinical4 cr.
Choose 11 credit hours from the following BSN Electives, apply credits from the completed Nursing associate's degree, or choose the Medical Case Management Specialty (13 credits):(11-13) cr.
BSN Electives(11) cr.
COMM315Intercultural Communication3 cr.
HINT211Health Care Management Foundations3 cr.
HLTH202Death and Dying3 cr.
HLTH320Public Health Perspectives3 cr.
HSAD301Cultural Issues in Health Care3 cr.
HSAD402Health Care Risk Management3 cr.
MCMG300Case Management Fundamentals3 cr.
NURS302LACLS Certification Exam Preparation1 cr.
PSYC270Dimensions of Aging3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Medical Case Management Specialty [CMS](13) cr.
MCMG300Case Management Fundamentals3 cr.
MCMG312Case Management Insurance/Utilization Review3 cr.
MCMG401Case Work Reporting Techniques4 cr.
MCMG403Case Management Special Populations3 cr.