BSN Program Description

BSN Program Description

The BSN 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.

BSN Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Nightingale College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 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 BSN 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.

Remote Program Option

The College offers the remote program option to learners who reside more than 100 miles from one of the College’s experiential learning hubs (ELH). Learners in the remote program option engage in online learning for the bulk of every academic semester and are required to travel to an assigned DDC Area in the last few weeks of every academic semester when enrolled in pre-licensure nursing courses with experiential learning components. Learners may enroll only in one (1) pre-licensure nursing course with experiential learning components during any academic semester. There is a total of seven (7) pre-licensure nursing courses with experiential learning components within the BSN Program. Based on the specific course enrollment, learners are required to spend a minimum of five (5) days to a maximum of twenty-one (21) days at the assigned DDC Area. Learners are responsible for directly purchasing their own transportation to and within, and lodging at the assigned DDC Area. Learners may not include the travel costs on the learner account ledgers nor have these costs financed through the College. The College cannot guarantee any specific DDC Area assignment and learners may be assigned anywhere within the fifty (50) states in the U.S. The College offers learners assistance with identifying the most optimal travel options for each of the assigned DDC Areas.

How long does it take to get a BSN?

Our Program can be completed in as few as 32 months or 8 semesters if the required General Education (GE) courses have not been completed. The BSN 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 BSN 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 “C” 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.

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