Nursing - RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

The baccalaureate program is designed to offer registered nurse students (graduates from diploma and associate degree programs) the opportunity to complete a professional degree that focuses on the scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing. This is an 18-month online program*. The baccalaureate program provides a foundation for graduate education in nursing.

The bachelor of science degree program for registered nurses is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN), formerly the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

Students Admitted to the Current/Revised Curriculum
The program is open only to registered nurses and requires 120 credits for graduation. To complete the nursing major successfully, the following course work is required:

  • 24 prerequisite credits which must include 12 science credits
  • 36 credits Nursing Mobility Profile II (NCLEX)
  • 30 liberal arts credits (includes 9 credits of general electives)
  • 30 nursing component credits (18 credits of which are required; 12 credits of nursing electives)

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College. Students must achieve a minimum of a "C" grade in each nursing course.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

1. General Admission Requirements

Students who apply for acceptance to the BSN program must apply to the Graduate Studies and Adult Education Office and submit the following:

• Copy of current RN license
• Official transcripts from all educational programs
• Overall GPA of 2.5 or above from previous educational program
• Two letters of reference from a person who can address the applicant’s nursing ability and ability to achieve in an  academic program. (For example, from an employer, instructor, or clergy).
• Essay describing professional and academic goals

2. International Student Admission Requirements

Students who apply for acceptance into the RN to BSN program need to apply directly to the International Admissions Office and submit the following:

• Complete the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) process to evaluate the international license to practice nursing and any educational program transcripts.
• Copy of US Nursing License (to complete practicum hour requirement in the program).
• Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better from previous educational program
• Test of English as a Foreign Language Exam (TOEFL) score on written exam of 600 or internet exam of 100.
• Official transcripts from all educational programs attended
• Two letters of reference from a person who can address the applicant’s nursing ability and ability to achieve in an academic program. (For example, from an employer, instructor, or clergy).
• Essay describing professional and academic goals

RN-MSN Program

The RN-MSN option provides an opportunity for associate degree and diploma prepared nurses to obtain the MSN. The program is entirely online* and allows nurses interested in advance roles to move more directly into such positions as nurse administrator, nurse educator, or clinical nurse leader. All RN to MSN students must have a 3.0 GPA when entering the MSN segment of the program.

The advantage to enrolling in the RN-MSN is the credits required in the BSN are decreased and the transition to MSN is quicker. The BSN degree curriculum is reduced by two elective courses and the student is able to take two graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. Students may take the first two graduate courses at the completion of the BSN requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is awarded upon the successful completion of 6 credits of graduate level courses.
 

* International students must meet the on-campus component for this program.

 

Summary of Requirements

College or Diploma Program Credits / Prerequisites (24 credits required, 12 must be natural science credits):

  • BIOL1015
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

    BIOL1015
    MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1015L

  • BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

    BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1023L

  • BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I-LAB

    BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

    BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1023 & Concurrent: BIOL1024L

  • BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II- LAB

    BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II- LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008)

    CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1008

  • ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1011(H)

  • PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

    PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • SOCL1021
    RACE, CLASS & GENDER: INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY(SLSO1006)

    SOCL1021
    RACE, CLASS & GENDER: INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY(SLSO1006)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

Liberal Arts Component: 30 credits

  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGLXXXX

    ENGLXXXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HISTXXXX

    HISTXXXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

    ISTC1005
    PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • MATH1004
    STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE

    MATH1004
    STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHIL1021
    INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY(SLRS1012)

    PHIL1021
    INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY(SLRS1012)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHIL3027
    BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

    PHIL3027
    BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

Nursing Component: Select 12 credits from the following electives

  • NURU3028
    HEALTH CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS

    NURU3028
    HEALTH CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4012
    INTRO TO NURSING INFORMATICS

    NURU4012
    INTRO TO NURSING INFORMATICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4020
    CURRENT ISSUES IN NURSING

    NURU4020
    CURRENT ISSUES IN NURSING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4024
    ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN NURSING(HEALING IN NURSING PRACTICE)

    NURU4024
    ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN NURSING(HEALING IN NURSING PRACTICE)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4026
    ETHICAL & LEGAL ASPECTS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

    NURU4026
    ETHICAL & LEGAL ASPECTS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4027
    HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN

    NURU4027
    HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4032
    PALLIATIVE & END-OF-LIFE NURSINGCARE

    NURU4032
    PALLIATIVE & END-OF-LIFE NURSINGCARE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4037
    HEALTH CARE FOR MEN

    NURU4037
    HEALTH CARE FOR MEN

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

Nursing Component Required Courses: 18 credits

  • NURU3021
    LEADERSHIP IN NURSING PRACTICE

    NURU3021
    LEADERSHIP IN NURSING PRACTICE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU3023
    EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE & NURSING RESEARCH

    NURU3023
    EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE & NURSING RESEARCH

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU3030
    HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE

    NURU3030
    HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

  • NURU3035
    QUALITY & SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE & NURSING PRACTICE

    NURU3035
    QUALITY & SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE & NURSING PRACTICE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU3036
    INTRO TO HEALTH POLICY

    NURU3036
    INTRO TO HEALTH POLICY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only

  • NURU4021
    COMMUNITY NURSING I

    NURU4021
    COMMUNITY NURSING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    PREREQUISITES:

    Nursing Majors Only