The first one or two years of a bachelor's degree in nursing can be completed at Ridgewater College. It is recommended that students interested in baccalaureate nursing refer to the catalog of the transfer institution for information on which courses may be taken at Ridgewater College and later transferred to the school of choice. Ridgewater also offers a Nursing Pathway for practical nursing and associate degree nursing that is designed to articulate to RN and BSN programs as defined in the Minnesota Nursing Articulation Agreement.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(11 Courses)
Course Title Credits
BIOL 200 General Biology I
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BIOL 215 Microbiology
CHEM 102 General Chemistry I
CHEM 103 General Chemistry II
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits: 41  
Elective Courses
An additional 23 credits distributed among all goal areas of the transfer curriculum are required for an Associate in Arts degree.

Other courses suggested depending on the transfer institution: MATH 201, SOC 107, SPCH 121, PHIL 101, PHIL 110, PSYC 275. A course in nutrition - PUBH 107, is offered at Ridgewater College.

See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 23  
Total Program of Study Credits: 64