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Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN Track

A Flexible Program for Working RNs to Advance in their Careers

RN-BSN Program Features:

  • Option for 100% online OR online enhanced by on-campus meetings once a month;
  • Special low tuition rates: cost per credit is $325, with an addition reduced rate for alumni of $310; and
  • Learning from clinical experts and healthcare leaders.

The Benefits of Becoming a Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurse

The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track enables graduates of Associate’s Degree and Diploma Programs of Nursing to meet nationally recognized healthcare imperatives. Baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses have the advantage. The trend for hospitals, schools, health departments, and healthcare offices is to have the BSN as a hiring requirement for most if not all positions. This is in response to research demonstrating that higher levels of nursing education lead to more positive patient outcomes. Additionally, a BSN provides nurses with the additional knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for navigating the complexity of healthcare in diverse settings. BSN-educated registered nurses contribute to and lead quality and safety initiatives for the continuous improvement of patient care, and serve as partners in the redesign and advancement of healthcare. Holding a BSN degree provides opportunities for leadership and professional advancement, increased earnings potential, and graduate study.

RN-BSN Track Course Sequence

The total program is 128 credit hours including a maximum of 64 credit hours accepted from an ADN degree and a minimum of 64 credit hours earned at SVC for the RN to BSN curriculum. Admission to RN to BSN Program requires an active, unencumbered US RN license.

RN-BSN Track Course Sequence: (printable version)

Associate’s Degree in Nursing  RequirementsMaximum of 64
General Core Requirements BSN (Non-Nursing core)
  • Mg120 Foundations of Economics (4 cr)
  • Ma202 Statistical Methods (4 cr)
  • Ns104 General Chemistry I (or approved science course) (4 cr)
  • Ns221 Nutrition (4 cr)
  • Py203 Lifespan Development (4 cr)
  • So250 Diversity in  America (4 cr)
  • Humanities Core Elective (4 cr)
  • Upper-level Requirement (2 Non-Nursing Courses at 300/400 level)*
Major Requirements (Nursing Core)
  • Nu231 Bridge to Professional Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu241 Health Assessment and Health Promotion (4 cr)
  • Nu331 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing  (4 cr)
  • Nu333 Pharmacology (4 cr)
  • Nu441 Community and Public Health Nursing (4 cr)
  • Nu442 Transition to Professional Practice (4 cr)
  • Nu443 Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare (4 cr)
Total Credits128
*Two courses in Non-Nursing Core must be at upper level (300/400). These courses may be taken as Elective or as meeting another requirement.
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