At the conclusion of the Program, graduates will have a full understanding of nursing core concepts that go beyond what was taught in the ADN Program.
✓ Improved Leadership Abilities
✓ Exemplar Critical Thinking Skills
✓ Competent in Patient Safety & Care
✓ Advanced Skills & Knowledge
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.
The RN-to-BSN Program utilizes distance delivery of instruction, where learners engage in online didactic and capstone project experiences in community nursing, leadership, policy, ethics, critical care, gerontology, health promotion, disease prevention, informatics, and other key nursing concepts.
Advancing your nursing knowledge and skills past an ADN level to a BSN level provides many short- and long-term benefits. One of the biggest benefits of completing an RN-to-BSN Program is the job outlook that becomes possible with a BSN degree.
Through the Capstone Project, learners select their project focus based on the needs of their current employer in order to improve efficiency in policies and procedures. This project situates learners in a leadership role in their facility and helps them stand out among their colleagues.
1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Crafted with the latest evidenced-based knowledge, the RN-to-BSN Program curriculum includes post-licensure coursework that focuses on community nursing, leadership, policy, ethics, critical care, gerontology, health promotion, disease prevention, and informatics among other key nursing concepts.
The Program includes 9 nursing courses that are delivered over 3 semesters (12 months) for a total of 24 semester credits. The experiential learning hours required are dedicated to the Community Health and Capstone Projects that both can be completed in the learner’s own community and local facilities.
In addition, the completion of the BSN degree requires forty-eight (48) semester credits of general education.
Here at Nightingale, every degree matters and classes are designed to stretch and elevate the patient care provided. Check out the Program’s course curriculum or head over to the requirements page to learn more about the admission process and any prerequisites.
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3. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To enroll into the Program, candidates must hold a current and active RN (Registered Nurse) license from any U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants must have proof of current, active unencumbered RN licensure to start in the Program. All applicants work closely with an Admissions Advisor to assess career goals, motivation, and commitment to learning.
Admissions steps for the RN-to-BSN Program
To begin enrollment into our Program, follow the simple steps below. For more information, contact our Admissions Department at (801) 689-2160 or email an Advisor at email@example.com. You can also apply online.
- Submit the $150 RN-to-BSN Program Application with the application fee. You can pay here. Make checks payable to Nightingale College. Mail to: 175 S Main St. Suite 400, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 or make a payment on Paypal. The $100 application fee is waived for Nightingale College’s ADN Program graduates and for active-duty members of the U.S. Uniformed Services.
- Submit all required transcripts and diplomas, including high school or GED diploma, along with proof of current, active registered nurse (RN) license to the Registrar’s Office.
- Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to initiate the Financial Aid process.
How many general education credits are required for the BSN Degree?
Forty-eight (48) general education credits are required for the BSN Degree. Refer to the table below for the minimum number of credits required in each of the five (5) general education breadth areas. General education requirements may be met either through completing the course work at the College or through the transfer of credit (see Transfer of Credit section from College Catalog for more information).
To be eligible for graduation and conferral of the degree, learners must meet all graduation requirements:
- successfully complete all required coursework and achieve minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in the Academic Program;
- fulfill all general education requirements;
- successfully complete all prescribed remediation, if applicable;
- complete the complimentary NCLEX® Live Review course;
- attend the complimentary NCLEX® Prep Immersion workshop;
- be current on financial obligations to the College;
- complete the Federal Direct Student Loans exit counseling and any other FA requirements, if applicable; and
- complete the Graduation Clearance Form.
For more information, check and download our complete College Catalog.
How many semester credits are required for the RN-to-BSN Program?
Up to twenty-one (21) GE semester credits can be completed during our Program. Applicants who do not have the minimum twenty-seven (27) GE semester credits upon admission may extend their enrollment in the RN-to-BSN Program to fulfill all general education requirements.
Official transcripts are required for matriculation into our Program.
The College reserves the right to accept or reject any and all credits earned at other post-secondary institutions or through course challenge exams.
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Course Recency Requirement Credit Transfer Waiver
If a general education course exceeds the time frame transfer requirement, the prospective learner may request to take a waiver exam to assess his/her current knowledge in a specific subject, if available. If the minimum passing score of 80% is achieved for the individual course exam, the College may waive the course recency requirement and accept the academic credit.
Block Credit Transfer Waiver
Learners who hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or certain non-U.S. institutions of higher learning, may request a block transfer to fulfil the general education requirements of the Program.
Note: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Statistics are required general education courses and may not be waived under the Block Credit Transfer.
Final Grade of “C” Credit Transfer Waiver
If a grade of “C” was earned in an otherwise acceptable general education course, the prospective learner may request to take a waiver exam to assess his/her current knowledge in a specific subject, if available. If the minimum passing score of 80% is achieved for the individual course exam, the College may waive the minimum grade requirement and accept the academic credit.
Note: Nightingale College is committed to ensuring the highest level of academic integrity throughout the admissions process. Violations of the academic integrity policy at any point in the admissions process will result in automatic denial of admission. See the Academic Integrity section of the College Catalog for more details.
4. TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid options are diverse and will depend on each individual learner’s needs.
How much does the RN-to-BSN Program cost?
Tuition for the RN-to-BSN Program is $400 per semester credit. Tuition does not include the nonrefundable application fee, that is $150. The College reserves the right to change its tuition and fees at any time, with a 30-day notice.
There are also additional fees for some of the courses in the RN-to-BSN Program. For a current fee schedule, see the College Catalog.
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Nightingale College Alumni Tuition Reduction
A tuition waiver of $50 per semester credit will be applied to the accounts of the College’s associate degree graduates at the time tuition is charged.
For more information, check and download our complete College Catalog.
Financial Aid (FA) staff will work individually with prospective learners to ensure that options for paying the cost of their education are explored. Creating a college savings plan is very important and helps get you started on the right foot when it comes to Financial Aid. Click here to review a basic template.
All financial arrangements must be made prior to the first day of class, and learners must meet all financial aid requirements at the time of graduation for release of transcripts, diploma, and participation in the commencement ceremony. The learner and his/her family have the responsibility for planning and paying for college. Financial Aid includes resources such as:
- prepaid college savings plans
- personal savings
- personal income, and
- institutional, state, and Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Scholarships and Resources
Nightingale College understands the importance of pursing a BSN degree and offers a few scholarships that can be applied to your student account when enrolled in the Program. All applicants are required to meet with the Financial Aid Department to review the individual financial opportunity.
To help assist you during your financial assistance journey, we have compiled a list of helpful resources that should be used to maintain an understanding of the financial landscape.