Online RNBSN Program Carousel of Nursing Courses

Students can use this colorful Carousel of Nursing Courses (pictured below) when choosing courses per start date.

Reading the Carousel

Students can use this colorful Carousel of Nursing Courses (pictured below) when choosing courses per start date

  • Begin by finding your start date; the start date for each five week session can be found in RED at the top of the page
  • Move to the bottom of the column. This will be the first course (NUR 18200 Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing)
  • Determine the rest of your courses by reading from left to right based on the start date
  • Please make sure you are viewing the carousel that corresponds with your admission date in order to correctly map out your progression of courses
  • NUR 18200 Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing is the first nursing course in the carousel and NUR 49800 is the last course in the nursing program.
  • Students are only allowed to take only one (1) nursing course during a five-week session. The only exception is NUR 39100 & 39401, which are offered concurrently. The curriculum was designed with this in mind. If you feel you would like to take a heavier load, students may add non-nursing courses while taking their nursing core.
  • Progression in nursing course is dependent on whether the course is considered a Phase I, milestone or Phase II courses. Phase I courses must be taken before being allowed to register for NUR 39000 Nursing Research. NUR 39000 Nursing Research is considered a Milestone Course. Phase II courses can only be taken after completing NUR 39000 Nursing Research.
    • Phase One Courses: NUR 18200, NUR 39401, NUR 39700, NUR 41500, NUR 39100 & NUR 48200
    • Milestone Course: NUR 39000
    • Phase Two: NUR 38801, NUR 45100, NUR 45200, NUR 48300, NUR 49800
  • Once you start Phase I or Phase II courses in the nursing carousel, it is highly recommended to NOT take a break during those phases. This may cause a delay in your progression due to courses being offered on a fixed rotational basis.

Your Academic Advisor can help you in reading the Carousel of Courses and determining the best courses to register.

Nursing Carousel 2019-2021

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Students can use this Rotation of Non-Nursing Classes (pictured below) to choose available courses per start date.

  • The start dates for each 5 week session are in RED at the top of the page.
  • All courses are 5 weeks unless noted by * which indicates it is a 10 Week Course
  • All courses are 3 credit hours – with the exception of NUR 39900 which is 1 credit hour
  • Please Note:
    • Students in the Online RNBSN Completion Program may not enroll in traditional 16 week classes offered at PNW while taking courses in the Carousel of Classes.

Non-Nursing Courses

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These scenarios are provided to assist you in developing your schedule.

  • Scenario 1
    All non-nursing courses completed.

Only nursing courses are left to take.  Starting Course: NUR 18200

  • Scenario 2
    You need social science and/or humanities electives, plus ENGL 10500 and SOC 38200, and the nursing core.

Starting Courses:  SOC 38200 and ENGL 10500 – both of these are 10 weeks long and are pre-requisite courses to NUR 39000.  Students also have the option of taking NUR 18200 while taking care of these pre-requisites.  Many students opt to take care of their non-nursing courses in the beginning rather than waiting until the end.

Session 1 – SOC 38200 or ENGL 10500 or Humanities / Soc. Sci. Elect. NUR 18200 or
Session 2 – ENGL 10500 or SOC 38200 or Humanities / Soc. Sci. Elect. NUR 18200
Session 3 – Humanities / Soc. Sci. Elective or NUR 18200