Nursing – RN to BSN Program

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

RN to BSN Options: Convenient and flexible to meet your needs
  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Select Community Locations (Altoona & Johnstown)

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Why get your BSN at Mount Aloysius College?

Our nationally ranked program makes your pursuit of a BSN efficient in three different formats:

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  • Enjoy the convenience of courses that are 100% online
  • All courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions

On campus

  • Join other students in a traditional classroom environment on our scenic 193-acre campus in Cresson Pennsylvania.
  • Courses are offered in 15-week sessions

Community locations

  • Select a traditional classroom environment in off-campus locations
  • Currently offering off-campus community locations in Altoona, PA and Johnstown, PA
  • Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions

When you complete your BSN at Mount Aloysius College, you will be joining our distinguished alumni who know the difference a degree from a time-tested, quality nursing education program, makes in their life.

What do BSNs do?

Graduates of our program are able to assume roles that demand critical thinking, communication, and interdisciplinary practice. Registered nurses who have furthered their education and earned a Bachelor’s Degree are better suited for promotions and leadership roles during their career.

Your knowledge and experience will expand in ways you never expected:

  • Specialization and focus in areas of interest through the nursing leadership practicum and capstone courses
  • Key nursing roles:  promoting positive patient and family centered outcomes through the use of evidence-based strategies; research, informatics, leadership, and public health
  • Advocates of care for individuals, families, communities and populations – meet the needs of nursing in the 21st Century

Possible Careers

Registered Nurses are needed all over the world. A few possible career locations include:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Schools

Are their job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for registered nurses is expected to rise 16% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 439,300 jobs.*

The average median wage for a registered nurse with their Bachelor’s Degree in the state of Pennsylvania is $73,388. The median salary for a BSN is nearly $8,000 per year higher than a nurse who holds an Associate Degree.*

*Nurse Journal

Who will teach me?

The Nursing program is comprised of full-time faculty who hold appropriate degrees in their respective disciplines. Bringing their varied backgrounds into the classroom, students are provided extensive knowledge as they are trained to be a vital member in the healthcare profession.

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Accreditation

The RN to BSN program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Their contact information is:

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000

Fax: (404) 975-5020

Website: www.acenursing.org

Major Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Health Assessment for Nursing  (3 credits)

Human Pathophysiology  (3 credits)

Introduction to Research  (3 credits)

Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery  (3 credits)

Community Health  (3 credits)

Informatics in Health Care  (3 credits)

Organizational Behavior  (3 credits)

Leadership Practicum  (2 – 3 credits)

Core Course Requirements

Course / Credits

Connections I, II, III  (3 credits)

Rhetoric I, II  (6 credits)

Upper-Division Literature   (3 credits)

Literature/Art/Music/Theater  (3 credits)

History/Political Science  (3 credits)

Science  (3 – 4 credits)

Introduction to Statistics  (3 credits)

Information Communication Technologies  (3 credits)

Religious Studies/Philosophy  (6 credits)

Upper-Division Religious Studies  (3 credits)

Social Science  (6 credits)

Curriculum Plans Student Handbook Mount Aloysius College Nursing Outcomes

Mount Aloysius RN-BSN Outcomes

Annual BSN Completion Rate

Year
Completion Rate
2014-2015 80%

Annual BSN Graduates Employed Within 9-12 Months of Graduation

Year
Graduation Rate
2013-2014 94.9%

Contact Us

For Admission Questions\Materials:

814-886-6406 or email gce@mtaloy.edu

Nursing Division Secretary:

814-886-6393

Nursing Division FAX:

814-886-6374



Meet Our Department!

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Margaret Boyce
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Veronica Fleming
Administrative Coordinator
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Wesley King
Nursing IT Support Specialist / Simulation Technology Specialist
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Sharon Kisel
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Patricia Meintel
Associate Professor of Nursing
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Bonnie Noll-Nelson
Department Chair, RN to BSN Program
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Marianne Roberts
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Brian Smith
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Sue Clark
Instructor of Nursing
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Alrene Gorsuch
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Tara A. Benko
Instructor of Nursing
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Samantha L. Smeltzer
Nursing Faculty
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Kelly McAdams
Assistant Professor/Associate Degree Chairperson for the School of Nursing
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Gina Campbell
Instructor of Nursing
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Mandi Paronish
Instructor of Nursing
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Christina Schilling
Instructor of Nursing
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Julie A. Luetschwager
Dean of Nursing



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