RN to BSN Overview
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program may be just right for those registered professional nurses who hold an associate degree or diploma in nursing and a current license to practice in their state of residence and want to quickly move up to the next level.
The curriculum recognizes past college coursework in nursing by awarding advanced standing. In addition, some general college education credits may transfer. For your convenience, our BSN program is available online. Busy working RNs can now advance their education in a unique, professional setting with masters and a doctor prepared faculty.
The BSN Nursing education program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, GA 30325.
For more information about this program, please see the program description in the University Catalog. RN to BSN Program Description
What You Can Learn in RN to BSN
With our BSN Nursing program, you can learn how to:
- Lead and manage for innovation.
- Promote physically safe and healthy environments.
- Read, critique, and apply research to practice.
- Solve problems using critical thinking and evidence-based practice.
- Apply legal and ethical concepts and theory to improve professional practice.
- Incorporate issues and trends in nursing into current practice.
- Advance your career by selecting an elective that allows you to investigate nursing roles in education, informatics, or case management.
Where You Can Go In RN to BSN
The BSN-prepared graduate is eligible for roles in leadership and management, community health, informatics, and specialty bedside practice. Nurses holding a BSN degree may pursue advanced life-long learning opportunities that may lead to specialized practice
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.
Future Possible Careers for This Program
|51.3801||Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse|
|11-9111.01||Clinical Nurse Specialists|
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 12 months to complete.
45% of graduates from this program finish in this time.*
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 15 months.*
What percentage of students that graduated got jobs?
The following are the employment rates as reported to the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 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||$1,046.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$33,140.00|
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, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
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||$34,758.00|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$0.00|