The RN to BSN Degree Completion program at Mount Aloysius College is designed specifically for the working RN who has completed an RN diploma or an associate degree. This program is designed for those interested in completing a bachelor degree on a part-time basis in an accelerated format. Courses are taught in five or seven week terms using the facilitative method of instruction focusing on discussions and group activities. Online classes are asynchronous, meaning students do not have to be online for class at a particular time. Instead, students complete regularly scheduled assignments throughout the term of the class. Such assignments may include readings, online quizzes,participation in discussion boards, group projects, presentations, research papers, and other projects.
Students are able to apply what they learn immediately in their professional field. All classes are taught by fully qualified faculty. Students will also draw upon their work experience for projects and assignments.
Nursing applicants must have graduated from an NLNAC accredited basic nursing program within the past three years prior to admission or have 1000 hours of work experience as an RN within the past three years to in order to qualify for direct articulation from their basic nursing program into the RN to BSN Program.
*Students who do not meet the above criteria can validate their current nursing knowledge through successful completion of the ANA Accelerated Challenge Exams (ACE) II RN to BSN.
Once all admission materials are received by the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education the student's file will be reviewed for acceptance.
Graduates of both diploma and associate degree programs who have earned college credits from regionally accredited junior or senior colleges may apply to have up to ninety (90) total credits accepted by Mount Aloysius College and applied toward a bachelor's degree subject to the requirements of the intended major as well as the core and graduation requirements of the college.
Credits for previous nursing coursework will be granted, up to a maximum of forty (40), upon successful completion of the RN to BSN Program.
Core Course Requirements
|CLS 102||College Foundation||1
|EN 110||Rhetoric I||3|
|EN 111||Rhetoric II||3|
|300-400-level EN||Upper Division Literature||3|
|BL, CH, SC||Science||3|
|CM 220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|CS 103||Computer Technology Literacy||3|
|300-400-level RS||Religious Studies||3|
|CR, EC,GE, PY, SO||Social Science||6|
|Total credits in core||37|
Nursing credits from diploma or associate degree
Major Course Requirements
|NU 302||Health Assessment||3|
|NU 304||Human Pathophysiological Response to Illness||3|
|NU 305||Introduction to Research||3|
|NU 440P||Leadership Practicum||2-4|
|NU 401||Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Industry||3|
|NU 403||Community Health of Aggregates||3|
|NU 430||Informatics in Health Care||3|
|NU 440||Organizational Behavior||3|
|Total credits in major||23-25|
Electives as needed
Total credits for degree