Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Nursing is to be Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed in preparing qualified persons to serve a diverse population through the holistic profession of nursing.
Nursing : RN to BSN Completion (RN-BSN)
The RN-BSN Completion (RN-BSN) enables a registered nurse (holding an Associate Degree) to continue nursing studies and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The post-licensure educational track provides the opportunity to enhance nursing knowledge, leadership skills, and professional opportunities. Nursing courses are offered in a 5-week online format and completion of the RN-BSN track can be completed within 15 months when courses are taken consistently. Once beginning the nursing RN-BSN courses, if nursing courses are taken intermittently, they must be completed within 36-months from beginning the first nursing course.
General education and nursing cognate requirements are offered online in an 8 week format and can be completed at any time before, concurrently, or after nursing courses. Forty hours of credit is transferred from the nurse’s previous Associate Degree with an additional 12 hours of credit for having previously taken anatomy, physiology, and microbiology bringing the total transfer credit to 52 hours.
Admission requirements include an overall 2.75 GPA in previous nursing course work and an active RN license. In addition, the following must be provided: clear urine drug screen, negative criminal background check, required immunizations, and a current American Heart Association BLS CPR certification.
RN to BSN Completion (RN-BSNC)
General Education/Science Nursing Cognates 37 Cr. Hrs.
Transfer Credit Associate Degree Nursing Courses 40 Cr. Hrs.
Transfer Credit Associate Degree (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology) 12 Cr. Hrs.
Total BSN Requirements 120 Semester Credit Hours
** Directed elective (3) is a required course and represents an opportunity for the nurse to select from an approved group of courses in disciplines other than nursing (e.g., business, criminal justice, emergency services management, human services, psychology, sociology, computer information systems, and healthcare management). Professional intercollaboration is critical in today’s healthcare environment as the professional nurse manages and coordinates patient care collaboratively with other healthcare providers. Information gained through participation in this course enhances the nurse’s skills in working intercollaboratively with healthcare colleagues.