RN to BSN Program Requirements

RN-to-BSN Program Admissions 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 admissionsreception@nightingale.edu. You can also apply online.

  • Submit the $150 RN-to-BSN Program Application with the application fee. You can pay hereMake 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).

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.

Numbers of GE Credits Transferred InSemesters to Complete RN-to-BSN Bridge ProgramWeeks of Instruction to Complete RN-to-BSN Bridge Program

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

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