To be admitted to the RN-BSN program, a candidate must:
Hold a valid RN license in the state where currently practicing.
Document a minimum of six months of clinical practice within the last four years. Newly licensed RNs will be granted a six-month exemption.
Hold an Associate degree or Diploma in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
Document a minimum of 60 transferable college semester hours (90 quarter hours) with a grade no lower than “C” earned in each transferable nursing and support course.
The RN-BSN Program consists of 36 required semester hours with 30 semester hours in the nursing major. These courses are sequential and a lock-step approach is used for each entering class of students.
The following general education requirements also apply, many of which are fulfilled by courses already listed above in the major requirements: one course each in communications (NRN 391); English composition; research writing; quantitative reasoning (NRN 306); and cross-cultural studies (NRN 301, 391); two courses in biblical studies/religion (BIBL 200, THEO 407); and seven courses from at least three of the following areas – English/literature; fine arts/art/music; history; economics/political science/sociology/social science; philosophy; psychology; and natural science. Interested RNs may contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences for additional information (330.471.8166).