General questions about the RN-BSN program

Who is this program for?
The RN to BSN online option allows a registered nurse who has either an associate degree or diploma in nursing to gain advanced placement in the BSN nursing major.

Do I have to repeat Nursing courses I took in my ADN program?
The Department recognizes prior knowledge and experience to promote advanced learning without repetition of nursing education and practice. Both nursing and University studies requirements can be completed totally online. Courses are designed to promote interactive experiences with a variety of faculty and other online students.

What knowledge will I gain in the RN-BSN online program?
Upon completion of the program a Bachelor of Science degree is awarded. This degree combines liberal arts courses, through the School of University Studies, with current nursing theory and practice. Nursing assessment, research, care of the elderly, leadership and management, community health skills and personal/professional development skills are taught. The curriculum is based on the core concept of knowledgeable caring which provides opportunities for the nurse to interact with individuals, families, communities and the environment in ways that “facilitate understanding and growth through the human experiences of wellness, illness, healing and dying (BSN Philosophy)

What non-nursing courses are available online?
To see a complete list of non-nursing courses available online go to


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