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Online RN to BS Program

Arts and Sciences Courses

Students looking to enter the RN to BS program or RN to BS to MS program can complete the Arts and Sciences requirement at the UR School of Nursing. These flexible online courses can be completed in your own time.

Before registering, please contact the Admissions Office at (585) 275-2375 for advisement and degree planning. Refer to the upcoming course schedule for course availability.

Art and Sciences Requirements (64 Credits)

Content Area

Credits Required

Required Courses

Course Options at the UR School of Nursing


E.g., Fine Arts, Languages, Philosophy, Religion, History


(At least three courses)

English Composition (not available at UR SON)

A writing intensive course in addition to English 101 (NSG 301)


NSG 317: Ethics in Healthcare

NSG 316: Religion, Spirituality, and Health 

NSG 301: Writing with Confidence, Clarity, and Style 

Natural Sciences

E.g., Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, Geology, Environmental Science


(At least four courses)

Genetics (NUR 378)

Nutrition (NSG 310)

NUR 378: Genetics

NSG 312: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Application to Health (most students will already have this course as part their nursing training)

NSG 313: Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Application to Health (most students will already have this course as part their nursing training)

NSG 309: Microbiology and Application to Health

NSG 310: Nutrition and Health

NSG 318: Pathogenesis of Cardiac Dysrhythmias and ECG Interpretation in Adults

Social Sciences

E.g., Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Development, Economics


(At least four courses)

Statistics (NSG 311)

NSG 325: Addressing Childhood Obesity for the Health Care Professional

NSG 409: Clinician's Guide to Weight Management and Nutrition

NSG 329: Culture, Health, and Diversity

NSG 326: CSI for Nurses: Clinical and Forensic Autopsy

NSG 336: Environmental Health

NSG 305: Growth and Development Through the Lifespan

NSG 338: Information Technology for Healthcare

NSG 337: Sexuality, Culture and Health

NSG 311: Statistics for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences

Free electives