Apr 25, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing (BSN) - Online Degree Completion Program

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Nursing Department


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a fully ACEN accredited ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM for nurses, WHO ALREADY HOLD RN LICENSURE.  In the program, students develop critical thinking skills for clinical decision-making, prepare to collaborate in multidisciplinary work, shift focus from care of individuals within a community to the health of a community, refine professional communication, and develop leadership skills. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for professional development in a nursing career and the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for advancement in clinical ladder programs. Students also develop the team skills and technological ability to provide leadership in managed care environments.

This program meets the requirements for certification in Pennsylvania.  As regulations vary by state, please check the licensing board in your state.

Admission requirements for this program are as follows:

  • The applicant must hold an RN associate or diploma degree in Nursing
  • The applicant must hold an unencumbered current RN licensure
  • The applicant must have completed 63 or more transferable credits
  • The applicant must have a 2.5 or higher RN program GPA
  • The applicant must be in good academic standing at the most recent institution attended

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 30

Required Supportive Coursework - Credits: 6

Required Clinical Requirement

  • NURS 199 Current licensure as a Registered Nurse

Degree Completion in Two Years

Total of 30 credits of Nursing and support credits are possible to be taken within a two year period of time. There is no statute of limitation, so courses can be taken as a part-time or full-time load.

Academic Standing

Students applying to the RN to BSN upper division nursing program are required to have a minimum of 2.5 GPA for admission.

Students in the RN to BSN program must maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout the nursing program. The students must have and maintain BOTH the cumulative and the Nursing major 2.5 GPA.

BSN majors must attain a grade of C or better in all nursing major courses. In the event that a final course grade of C is not attained, the course may be repeated one time. Failure to achieve the required grade on the second attempt will result in the removal of the student from the nursing major.

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