Admission Requirements

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program Admission Overview

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

Have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma
With a minimum GPA: 2.5
Currently work as a Registered Nurse with an active RN license

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Program Requirements & Course Details

40 total credit hours
28 Nursing Credits
12 Gen Ed Credits
12-24 Professional Experience Credits
Nursing Courses: 28 credits
Transition to Professional Nursing 3 credit hours
Quality and Safety in Nursing 4 credit hours
Health Assessment 4 credit hours
Community Nursing 4 credit hours
Evidence-based Practice 3 credit hours
Nursing Leadership 4 credit hours
Trends and Issues 3 credit hours
Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
Gen Ed Courses: 12 credits
Health, Healing and the Fine Arts 3 credit hours
Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare 3 credit hours
Statistics and Data Analysis 3 credit hours
History of the U.S. Health Care System and
Health Care Reform
3 credit hours

Professional Experience Credits: 12-24

D&E will award 24 credits to nurses who enter the program with two years of experience working as an RN. Nurses with less experience must document a minimum of 24 professional education credits prior to graduation. (The majority of D&E students—who are continuing from the D&E’s associate’s degree program—should not need continuing education beyond what is required for maintaining their license).

Clinical Requirements

There are no” traditional” clinical requirements. Practicums are completed within students’ work environments

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