Nursing, RN to BSN Online

Registered nurses (RN) are provided the knowledge and skills to advance their nursing careers and build on their basic nursing education. They have the opportunity to earn the baccalaureate degree in nursing while building a strong foundation in the arts, sciences and humanities. 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students to practice the art and science of professional nursing.  Nursing majors are introduced to the profession’s theoretical knowledge base, research for evidence-based practice, focus on international perspectives in healthcare, apply the nursing process to families and aggregates in the community setting, explore the role of nurse as leader and manager, investigate the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings and learn the highly technical and clinical skills needed for working with patients and their families in a variety of settings. This degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.

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Admission Policy

Students entering the program must hold a current, valid license to practice as a registered nurse in one U.S. state or territory, or be dually enrolled in a RN licensure program, or be a graduate of a RN program and eligible for the NCLEX. Students who have a license that is inactive or subject to restrictions may be considered for admissions after appropriate review.​

Application Process

  1. Graduate Application for Admission
  2. Prospective students must submit a transcript from the institution where the RN licensure program was completed (diploma or associate degree) or from the RN licensure program where they are currently enrolled. In order to be eligible for financial aid, official transcripts from all institutions attended should be submitted.

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