The BDN Program prepares learners to become nurses who will improve individual, family, and community health and wellness by applying evidence-based skills and knowledge in their practice. Increased amounts of RNs will help meet the demand for professional nurses nationwide.
BDN Program Accreditation
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Nightingale College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org) and is built upon the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing. If you want to find out more about Nightingale’s Programs Accreditation, check Accreditation and Affiliations.
How many credits do you need for the BSN degree?
A total of one hundred twenty (120) semester credits are required for the conferral of the BSN degree. Upon enrollment, learners are granted forty-eight (48) semester credits of general education coursework.
The BDN Program consists of sixty-one (61) semester credits of upper-division nursing coursework. In addition, the completion of the BSN degree requires forty-eight (48) semester credits of general education.
How long does it take to get a BSN?
Our Program can be completed in as few as 36 months or 8 semesters if the required General Education (GE) courses have not been completed. The BDN Program also grants advanced placement for qualified LPNs and a BMTC-BSN track.
Learners who have not completed any general education requirements and elect to complete all GE coursework at the College can complete the Program within eight (8) semesters. Nightingale College’s BDN Program has 3 start dates per year that enroll in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
Note: The Program only enrolls residents in states where it is fully authorized. If a learner enrolls in the Program and subsequently moves to a state where the Program is not authorized, he/she will not be able to continue being enrolled until such authorization is obtained. Learners must notify the Program immediately upon relocation.
How hard is it to get a BSN degree?
According to the grading system and grading scale, a passing grade of at least “B” or higher is required in all courses. Completion of all learning activities, as prescribed by a course syllabus, including assignments, quizzes, and remediation, is required to pass the course. Failure to complete any required learning activity will result in a failure of a course. Any course with a failing grade must be repeated before progressing in the Academic Program.
Questions regarding Admissions into the Program or Financial Aid, speak directly with an Admissions or Financial Aid Advisor at (801) 689-2160. For more information, check and download our complete College Catalog.