Upper Division Coursework
The RN to BSN program at Olympic College contains advanced coursework in both Nursing and upper division elective options that will help students broaden and enhance their professional knowledge.
Upper Division Nursing Courses
These classes will strengthen students' knowledge base and professional practice. They focus on expected student program outcomes, including:
  • ● Analytic Reasoning
  • ● Communication: professional writing, public speaking, collaborative practice
  • ● Evidence-based practice
  • ● Diverse perspectives
  • ● Community health and wellness
  • ● Leadership
COURSE # COURSE NAME CREDITS
BNURS 340 Advanced Clinical Reasoning 3
BNURS 350 Professional Writing for Nurses* 3
BNURS 402 Family in the Community:
Implications for Urban and Rural Health
3
BNURS 403 Scholarly Inquiry:
Connecting Research to Practice
3
BNURS 407 Perspectives on Diversity* 3
BNURS 408 Health and Wellness Promotion
with Community Partners
(Fieldwork for BNURS 402)
3
BNURS 409 Community, Health Nursing
and Population Assessment Theory
3
BNURS 410 Contemporary Ethical Perspectives
In Nursing*
3
BNURS 411 Community, Health Nursing and
Population Assessment Application
(Fieldwork for BNURS 409)
3
BNURS 412 Nursing Leadership in
Healthcare Systems
3
BNURS 430 Interactive Processes of
Nursing Communication
3
BNURS 450 Professional Development Seminar I 1
BNURS 451 Professional Development Seminar II 1
*Writing Intensive.
Upper Division General Education Electives
These classes will expand perspectives and provide in-depth exploration of issues.

COURSE # COURSE NAME
ANTH 325 Death: A Comparative Perspective
ANTH 335 Culture, Health and Healing
BIO 351 Medical Genetics
BNURS 320 Statistics for Health Research
BNURS 321 Nursing Informatics
BNURS 323 U.S. Healthcare Crisis
ENGL 328 British Literature - Advanced
HUMAN 320 Women in American Culture
SOC 301 Sociology Through Literature