Nursing - RN to BSN program
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(Bachelor of Science Degree)
Southern Vermont College offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) program to graduates of associate's degree and diploma programs of Nursing; an RN to BSN program. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing assists the registered professional nurse to continue to develop expertise in the field of nursing, supports the professional responsibility of lifelong learning and career development. The course of study enhances the RNs ability to approach care of the individual and groups of patients with a comprehensive and holistic plan of care. The BSN degree broadens the nurses’ ability to contribute to the complexity of health and prevention of the community and/or facility in which they are working. Further development of interpersonal skills prepares the professional nurse to be an advocate for patient care, efficiently interact with the interdisciplinary team, prepare patient teaching plans and problem-solve.
Students may continue course work for completion of the BSN degree immediately following completion of the Southern Vermont College Associate Degree in Nursing program. Students who have already completed the associate's degree in Nursing prior to initial matriculation at SVC and have a current RN license can complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing within two years of full-time study.
Graduates of accredited associate's degree Nursing programs are awarded the equivalent of the associate's degree program total credit requirements (74 credits). Graduates of diploma programs or non-accredited Nursing programs are required to take the National League for Nursing Mobility Profile II examination. Students must complete all BSN program requirements within five years of matriculation into the program.
All students must complete the College Core requirements for both the ADN and the BSN programs. A minimum of 74 credits are required for the associate's degree program and an additional 56 credits for the baccalaureate program. A minimum of 32 of the 56 baccalaureate credits must be taken at SVC.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
All students must complete the College Core requirements for both the ADN and the BSN programs. A minimum of 69 credits are required for the associate's degree program and an additional 51 credits for the baccalaureate program. A minimum of 39 of the 51 baccalaureate credits must be taken at SVC.
CLINICAL SITE EXPERIENCE
Clinical learning experiences are designed to assist the Nursing student to develop in the professional role and integrate learned skills and abilities. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from their designated clinical sites. Each student must arriveon time at a variety of chosen clinical sites and conduct themselves according to the contents of the Nursing Student Handbook. Failure to comply with clinical guidelines may result in failure or dismissal from the clinical site and in some cases dismissal from the program.
Program of Study
|Associate in Nursing Degree Requirements||74|
|General Core Requirements BSN||
|*Must be graduate of ADN program prior to enrollment in Nu360 and Nu400.|
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