104 Vincent Science Center
The Department of Nursing offers two totally online programs: RN to BSN Completion Program and School Nursing Certificate Program. The RN to BSN Completion Program at Slippery Rock University leads to a bachelor of science in nursing. It is designed to meet the needs of Registered Nurses who are graduates of hospital diploma nursing programs or Associate Degree programs in nursing.
The purpose of the RN-BSN program is to prepare baccalaureate educated practitioners of nursing to provide clinical leadership in the provision of health care to persons, families, and groups in a variety of settings. The program provides a strong educational foundation upon which to build graduate study. The purpose of the School Nurse Certificate program is to prepare students or Level I certification with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Mary Ann Thurkettle PhD, RN
Michele Crytzer, Diana Jones, , Sandra Leh, Christina Silva, Mary Ann Thurkettle
This program is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who are graduates of hospital diploma nursing programs or associate degree programs in nursing. The nursing curriculum includes theoretical content. The flexibility of the program enables the registered nurse to attend school on a part-time or full-time basis. The purpose of the program is to prepare practitioners of nursing to provide clinical leadership in the provision of health care to persons, families, and groups in a variety of settings, using the nursing process. The program provides a strong educational foundation upon which to build graduate study. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN - formerly NLNAC).
Admission requirements include: transfer in of 63 or more non-remedial completed college credits, and active unrestricted Registered Nurse license, and a 2.5 QPA in previous academic work. The curriculum for the program includes: nine (27 credits) of core nursing courses, two (6 credits) courses of nursing electives, and two (6 credits) of required supportive courses. All program courses are available online. Students in the RN-BSN upper division nursing program are required to maintain the 2.500 GPA throughout the nursing program from entry to exit. The students must have and maintain BOTH the cumulative 2.500 GPA and the nursing major 2.500 GPA. Other minors can also be pursued while enrolled in the BSN program.