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iPace Online Degree Completion Program

The total number of credits required to complete the degree is 120. Pace will transfer up to 68 credits from an associate degree nursing program. Additional credits from four year colleges/universities will transfer for a total of 88 transfer credits. The nursing portion of the curriculum is 30 credits and the remaining credits will be arts and sciences courses that are not proscribed.

Option 1: Fall Entry- completion in 2 years*
Option 2: Spring Entry- completion in 15 months*
*When all Liberal Arts credits are close to completion.
Required Nursing Classes (21 credits)
NURS 481  Core Competencies for Multidimensional Care (3)
NURS 482  Evidence-based Practice for Healthy Aging (3)
NURS 483  Cultural Mindfulness (3)
NURS 486  Population Health in the Global Environment (3)
NURS 485  Innovation and the Art of Leadership and Management (3)
NURS 484  Improving the Health of a Population: Nursing's role in Advocacy, Policy, and Politics (3)
NURS 498  Spirit of Inquiry: Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice (3)
Arts & Sciences Electives (up to 26 credits based on number of transfer credits accepted)
These electives are not proscribed, and can be selected by the student with advisement.
Required Nursing Electives Options (9 credits)
Electives courses to be identified on a semester basis.
  • RNs who are certified by ANNCC or other specialty professional organizations may receive 3 elective transfer credits by application/waiver.
  • RNs with a CQPA of 3.0 or better may elect to take up to 9 credits at the graduate level. These credits will be double- counted for the BS and the MS degrees. The graduate courses include occasional on-campus sessions, and availability will vary by semester:
    • NURS 801 Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing
    • NURS 802 Leadership for Advanced Nursing
    • NURS 803 Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care
  • RNs with a CQPA of 3.0 or better may elect to take an independent study for 1 or more credits, including Study Abroad.
Academic Pre- or Co-Requisites
Completion of these courses or their equivalent at another accredited institution must have occurred prior to entering the program, or must be achieved during the program.  In the latter case, these will be credits taken in addition to the proscribed Nursing degree curriculum.
Competency in these courses is demonstrated by a grade of C or above.  Competency can also be demonstrated though CLEP or Pace Experiential Learning.  For more information, please speak to an iPace Admission counselor.
  • ENGLISH 110 or 120 (composition/critical writing)
  • BIOLOGY 152 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOLOGY 153 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • MATH or PSYCHOLOGY Statistics
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