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RN to BS Program

The RN to BS Program is ranked among the best online programs by 2015 U.S. News & World Report.

Building upon knowledge and experience of registered nurses who have already successfully completed an Associates Degree or diploma nursing program and passed the NCLEX-RN, the RN to BS Program is delivered in a student-centered, distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to attend school while maintaining employment.

About the RN to BS Program

Offered in a one- or two-year sequence, the program prepares nurses to provide the necessary leadership to advance quality of care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care system. 

Program Features 

  • Student-centered and user-friendly distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to attend school while maintaining employment.
  • Offered in a one- or two-year cohort format to ensure cost-effectiveness as well as facilitate achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Relevant coursework that builds on the licensed RN’s previous education and experience without redundancy while mirroring the current traditional BS nursing program curriculum.
  • Graduates report high satisfaction with overall program, calling it a "tranformational" experience.

Program Requirements

Additional Graduation Requirements

Advisement

Curriculum (Online)

One Year Curricular Plan

Summer Semester
Course Number Course Title Credits
NBC 353 Clinical Reasoning and Judgment for Quality
and Safety Outcomes*
3
NSG 311 Family Nursing** 2
NBC 354 Patient & Family Centered Care* 3
NSG 393 Informatics and Health Care Environment** 3
Total Credits
11
Fall Semester
Course Number
Course Title Credits
NSG 348 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence
Based Practice**
3
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture
of Safety**
2
NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods* 3
NBC 476 RN Transitioning to Practice as
Baccalaureate Prepared Leader/Manager* 
2
Total Credits 10
Spring Semester
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health** 2
NGC 509 Ethics for the Health Professions** 3
NBC 494 Baccalaureate RN Leadership Synthesis Project* 4
Total Credits 9

*Fourteen week format
**Seven week format

Two Year Curricular Plan

Summer Year 1
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NSG 393 Informatics and Health Care Environment** 3
NSG 311 Family Nursing** 2
Total Credits 5
Fall Year 1
Course Number Course Title Credits
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and
Culture of Safety**
2
NSG 348 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based
Practice**
3
Total Credits
5
Spring Year 1
Course Number Course Title Credits
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health** 2
NGC 509 Ethics for the Health Professions** 3
Total Credits
5
Summer Year 2
Course Number Course Title Credits
NBC 353 Clinical Reasoning and Judgment for Quality
and Safety Outcomes*
3
NBC 354 Patient & Family Centered Care* 3
Total Credits
6
Fall Year 2
Course Number Course Title Credits
NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods* 3
NBC 476 RN Transitioning to Practice as Baccalaureate
Prepared Leader/Manager*
2
Total Credits
5
Spring Year 2
Course Number Course Title Credits
NBC 494 Baccalaureate RN Leadership Synthesis Project*
4
Total Credits
4

*Fourteen week format
**Seven week format

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