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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Program Highlights

  • The RN-BSN program is offered fully online. Students may take general education courses in a face-to-face format
  • RN-BSN courses are offered in eight (8) week sessions year round
  • Students may start coursework in any session
  • One of the largest sources of locally-hired nurses
  • Named a top nursing program in PA by Nursing Journal
  • College of Distinction

Why get your BSN at Mount Aloysius College?

Pennsylvania Upon completion of the RN to BSN Program, graduates will be prepared to give professional nursing care in a variety of health care settings, apply for master degree level study in nursing, and serve as leaders in society.
The Bachelor of Science Degree is sequenced according to individual needs and preferred scheduling options.

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:

  • Nurse Informaticist Roles
  • Hospital Administration
  • Home Health Care Coordinator
  • Industrial Nursing
  • 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 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

Admissions & Pre-enrollment Requirements

Prior to entry into the RN-BSN program, all requirements as stated in the College Catalog must be met. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program must be licensed as an RN within one semester of matriculation.

Applicants for the RN-BSN Program in Nursing must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduate from an accredited Associate Degree or Diploma Program in Nursing as verified on an official transcript.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70 on post-secondary coursework. Upon recommendations of nursing faculty, exceptions can be made; and
  • Applicants must have a current RN license issued in a state within the United States of America. If the applicant is not licensed he/she may not take classes in the nursing major beyond the first semester.

Transfer Evaluation
Graduates of both diploma and associate degree programs who have earned college credits from regionally-accredited colleges and universities 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 coursework in nursing will be granted, up to a maximum of forty (40) credits, upon successful completion of the RN-BSN Program.

Students in the 2+2 Nursing program, who meet eligibility requirements, may take specific courses needed for the bachelor degree during their time in the associate degree program with approval of the Department Chair.

Dual Admission
Students admitted under a dual admission partnership agreement are guaranteed admission to the Mount Aloysius College RN to BSN Program as long as the admission criteria are met and the student has an intent form for admission on file.

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)**
  • Nursing Informatics  (3 credits)**
  • Organizational Behavior  (3 credits)**
  • Leadership Practicum  (2 – 3 credits)**

**Must have a minimum 80%

Core Course Requirements

Course / Credits

  • College Foundation
  • LA 150 (2 Credits)*
  • LA 301 (1 Credit)
  • Communication/Writing  (6 credits)*
  • Upper-Division Literature   (3 credits)
  • Art/English/Music/Theatre  (3 credits)
  • History/Political Science  (3 credits)
  • Science  (3 – 4 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics  (3 credits)*
  • Information Communication Technologies  (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies/Philosophy  (3 credits)
  • Upper-Division Religious Studies  (3 credits)
  • Social Science  (6 credits)
  • Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • NU 403 – Community Health Nursing**
  • Integrated Discipline Capping (3 credits)
  • NU 401 – Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Diversity**
  • Additional Credits from AND, Diploma, or Electives: 56-58 Credits Total Credits for Degree: 120 Credits

* Must have a minimum “C” grade

**Must have a minimum 80%

Curriculum Plans Student Handbook Other Resources Mount Aloysius College Nursing Outcomes

Mount Aloysius RN-BSN Outcomes

Annual BSN Completion Rate

Year
Completion Rate
2015-2016 88%
2014-2015 80%

Annual BSN Graduates Employed Within 9-12 Months of Graduation

Year
Employment Rate
2015-2016 98%
2014-2015 95%

Contact Us

For Admission Questions\Materials:

814-886-6406 or email gce@mtaloy.edu


School of Nursing BSN Academic Advisor

814-886-6469

School of Nursing Administrative Coordinator:

814-886-6393

School of Nursing FAX:

814-886-6374

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Wesley King
Director of Simulation/Nursing IT
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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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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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Jessica Gregg
Instructor of Nursing
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Desiree Beppler
Instructor of Nursing
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Danette Teeter
Administrative Coordinator
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Nicole Custer
Associate Degree Nursing Chairperson & Assistant Professor
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Lisa Miller
BSN Academic Advisor in the School of Nursing
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Samuel Clinger
Instructor of Nursing
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Terese Triol
Instructor of Nursing
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Leslie Syrett
Instructor of Nursing



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