2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN (Degree Completion for RNs)

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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.

General Education Requirements:

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).

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