Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog


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Bachelor of Science Completion Degree Program - 72 Credit Hours

This program is offered via Distance Education through the Indianapolis East campus only.

This program is designed for Associate Degree or Diploma Nurses to continue their education to obtain their BSN. The program is designed to build on the core competencies and core knowledge students bring from previous academic nursing programs and expands on professional nursing values and practices resulting in a deeper and broader scope of professional practice and professional role identity. The added value of a baccalaureate of science in nursing degree is the advanced nursing, science and liberal arts theoretical knowledge, critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills, evidence-based inquiry, effective communication skills and leadership skills to guide the care of diverse patient populations, care of the community and management of other health care providers.

The program has been developed as a completion program for licensed Registered Nurses who have graduated from an accredited associate degree program. Additional coursework may be required in order to meet the general education and prerequisite requirements of the courses included in the RN to BSN Degree program.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Promote safety, quality and caring when providing care for and promoting the health of patients, families and communities.
  2. Employ clinical reasoning/clinical judgment and a spirit of inquiry when engaging in all aspects of nursing practice.
  3. Act as an evolving scholar, contributing to the development of the science of nursing through evidence-based practice.
  4. Evaluate collaboration techniques and all forms of communication within various health care systems and with interdisciplinary health care providers.
  5. Provide leadership in the practice setting and to the profession.
  6. Embrace professionalism through a practice based on ethics, values, legal principles and professional standards.

36 Credit Hours

32 Credit Hours

Elective Courses

4 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.



General Education Electives must include at least one course from EACH of the following areas: Humanities, Math, Science and Social Sciences; which may be earned at the associate degree level. Any General Education course credits that were earned as part of the student’s Nursing, Associate program will not be awarded to satisfy the 32 credit hours of General Education coursework required in the RN-BSN program.

Program Length: The RN to BSN program is 72 weeks in length and 847 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The RN to BSN program is offered in distance learning format.

Program Handbook

RN to BSN Program Handbook 

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