RN to BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|51.3801||Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse|
|11-9111.01||Clinical Nurse Specialists|
|29-1111.01||Acute Care Nurses|
|29-1111.03||Critical Care Nurses|
Time frame: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Award Year 2012-13
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. 58% of graduates from this program finish in this time.* The median time for graduates to complete this program is 11 months.*
What percentage of students that graduated got jobs?
The following are the employment rates as reported to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the 2009-2010 period.
- Virginia Beach, VA – 100%*
- Newport News, VA – 100%*
*Newer program with a small number of graduates
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$1,266.15|
|Tuition and Fees||$33,646.25|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Award Year 2012-13.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$24,878.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$0.03|
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN to BSN) will provide a smooth transition for Registered Nurses furthering their education and careers. Advanced standing credits may be awarded for past nursing course work. The program is delivered full-time over 45-weeks in an online format, with one required campus meeting.
Program objectives include:
Nurses who study for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN to BSN) learn leadership and management concepts that prepare them to manage nursing operations in many kinds of healthcare facilities. They learn to use advanced technologies and techniques to provide care to patients and their families, and they contribute to the nursing profession by mentoring other nurses. Students learn to share their knowledge and skills in educational roles. They learn current, advanced nursing techniques, and they develop an advanced understanding of human anatomy and pathophysiology.
The RN to BSN program builds on the fundamental knowledge and skills acquired in associate degree and diploma nursing programs. The BSN graduate is prepared to care for individuals as well as families, groups and communities The BSN graduate will be prepared to serve in the roles of healthcare leader, care manager, community collaborator, and contributor to the profession of nursing. Students are also prepared to continue their nursing studies at a graduate level upon successful completion of the program.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Admissions test with passing score – RN to BSN Applicants are Exempt from this
The Nursing program requires applicants to have an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a state board of nursing approved registered nurse program. All applicants must hold a valid, unencumbered license to practice registered professional nursing in their state of residence, and have a 2.5 GPA or better in the past nursing program. Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement may apply for admission to the Nursing program on a provisional status. Upon successful completion of the first semester of the nursing curriculum, a student may apply for a change of status from provisional admission to the full admission.