RN to BSN Completion Programs

As a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the RN to BSN curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge of individuals with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) who are licensed as registered nurses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will focus on enhancing/developing the following skills; communication, use of technology and informatics, critical thinking, leadership and management, integration of research findings and interpretation of statistics.

This program allows for seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, giving credit for previously learned knowledge. Up to 34 of the required 55 general education credits and up to 38 of the required 65 nursing credits may be transferred in toward BSN degree requirements. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for advancement to the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Two-year full time, part time, and accelerated options are available. Courses in this program will be offered in a blended format with didactic classes meeting one day per week. There is a clinical component to this program.

Fact Sheet for RN to BSN

Program Goals

  1. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from nursing and the arts and sciences and integrate into nursing practice.
  2. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to assimilate knowledge from leadership and management theories and integrate into the provision of nursing care of individuals, family, and the community and foster the promotion of heath.
  3. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by expanding upon the nurse’s current knowledge base and promoting lifelong learning.
  4. Promote professional growth in the field of nursing by preparing nurses to contribute to the future of nursing by assimilating research findings and integrating into evidence based nursing practice.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will be able to:

  1. Contribute to the future of nursing by integrating nursing research into evidence based nursing practice. (Spirit of Inquiry)
  2. Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that assimilate nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients, families, and communities. (Nursing Judgment)
  3. Assimilate the knowledge and skills learned in didactic and clinical courses, including the use of the nursing process, to help patients, families, and communities continually progress toward fulfillment of human capacities. (Human Flourishing)
  4. Demonstrate a professional identity as a nurse through actions that reflect integrity; a commitment to evidence based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients’, families, and communities; and a willingness to provide leadership in improving patient outcomes. (Professional Identity)
  5. Demonstrate skill in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication to support safe nursing practice.
  6. Discuss the impact of healthcare policy on the delivery of health care.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will have graduated from an approved associate degree nursing program, have an uncensored registered nurse license, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. Students will be required to submit the following:

  1. Official high school transcript showing graduation or completion of an approved high school equivalency exam
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and vocational schools attended with a minimum overall GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale (May be tentatively admitted with a 2.50 GPA.)
  3. Completion of all immunization requirements
  4. Clearance on various background checks

14-Month Accelerated Track

Students admitted to the accelerated track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in one year as opposed to the two year traditional track. Classes will be scheduled primarily in eight week blocks. This is a rigorous curriculum.

1st Summer (8 weeks)
ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
GOVT 100 Government and Politics in the US(3)

Fall
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
NS 300 ADN to BSN Transition (3)
NS 301 Nursing Informatics (2)
NS 302 Pathophysiology (3)
NS 401 Holistic Assessment (3)
NS 402 Pharmacology (3)

Spring
AH 200 Introduction to Statistics 3
NS 400 Management and Leadership (3)
NS 403 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
NS 404 Public and Community Health (4)
NS 405 Politics and Health Care Policy (3)
HST 105 American History 3

2nd Summer (8 weeks)
FA 200 Art Appreciation 3
PSY 200 Life Span Development (3)

A part time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five (5) years.

2 Year Track

Students admitted to the traditional track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in two years. Part time options are also available.

Year One

Summer (Year 1)
ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
GOVT 100 Government and Politics in the US (3)

Fall (Year 1)
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
NS 300 ADN to BSN Transition (3)
NS 401 Holistic Assessment (3)

Spring (Year 1)
AH 200 Introduction to Statistics (3)
HST 105 American History (3)
NS 404 Public and Community Health (4)

Year Two

Summer (Year 2)
FA 200 Art Appreciation (3)
PSY 200 Life Span Development (3)

Fall (Year 2)
NS 301 Nursing Informatics (2)
NS 302 Pathophysiology (3)
NS 402 Pharmacology (3)

Spring (Year 2)
NS 400 Management and Leadership (3)
NS 403 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
NS 405 Politics and Health Care Policy (3)

A part time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five (5) years.

Program Effectiveness

Student Achievement Data

2015 2016 2017
Retention 80% 87% 90%
Employment Rates 100% 100% 100%

College Student Achievement Data



Class Schedules

RN to BSN Accelerated Track

2019-2020 RN-BSN Accelerated Schedule

RN to BSN 2 year Schedule

2019-2020 RN-BSN Year 1 Schedule

Application Information

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid