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Nursing, B.S.N. (RN to BSN)

Take the next step in your nursing career.

Immaculata has a 30-year history of educating nurses. The accelerated R.N. to B.S.N. program prepares registered nurses for positions of leadership in the modern health care industry.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
Format: Online in accelerated seven- or eight-week courses
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Cost: $465 per credit
Time to Completion Two years or less, even while working full time

"As someone who is a busy professional and has a busy personal life, it was important for me to find a program that I could manage, while still feeling as though I had a valuable education. Immaculata University has delivered this and more! Not only am I able to complete my courses within my life, but I have learned and grown into a better nurse. I would highly recommend the online program!"

Leigh Swalwell, R.N.
Nurse at Christiana Care

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

Graduates with a B.S.N. degree have the potential for higher wages, better patient outcomes, and better job prospects than nurses without a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

It is also a pathway toward further education and advanced roles, including a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and doctoral degrees, including D.N.P., Ph.D. or Ed.D.

In addition to working in clinical setting such as hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, B.S.N. graduates can also pursue the following positions:

  • nurse educator
  • nurse Informaticist
  • forensic nurse
  • clinical research nurse
  • nurse health coach
  • health policy nurse
  • pharmaceutical sales
  • insurance specialist
  • and more
Program Highlights

The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the cultural, psychological, ethical, legal and management aspects of nursing in hospitals and communities.

The flexibility of this program offers the structure and support to help working adults. Students can earn credit for life and work experience and transfer up to 72 credits. Learn more about opportunities for Credit for Prior Learning.

Program Delivery

Take courses fully online, at whatever time of day works for you. Courses are accelerated and run for seven or eight weeks. Study with a cohort that builds a professional learning community to enhance student interaction and support. 

R.N. to M.S.N. Bridge Program

Students with an R.N. who graduated from an accredited nursing school with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, may apply to Immaculata’s M.S.N. program without earning a B.S.N.

Program Cost

Tuition per credit is $465, and students can transfer in previous college credits and earn credit for equivalent work experience.

Various types of financing options are available to assist students. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 484-323-3028, or email finaid@immaculata.edu.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate nursing program at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Course Overview

Curriculum

A Cumulative GPA of 2.0 Or Above on a 4.0 Scale

Liberal Arts Core 36 Credits (21 Fulfilled By Major)

  • Composition (Writing) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
  • Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
  • Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits satisfied by major 3 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion/Theology) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 3 credits satisfied by major 6 credits

Lower Division Nursing (Credits Transferred From Lower Division Nursing Program) 30 Credits

Upper Division Support Courses 18 Credits

  • Principles and Practices of Research 3 credits
  • Logic and Knowledge 3 credits
  • Research and Analysis Using Statistics 3 credits
  • Nursing and the Law 3 credits
  • Spanish for Medical Personnel 3 credits
  • Contemporary Medical Ethics 3 credits

Upper Division Nursing Courses 35 Credits

  • Professional and Holistic Nursing Practice 6 credits
  • Holistic Health Assessment 6 credits
  • Nursing Research 5 credits
  • Leadership in Nursing 6 credits
  • Holistic Care of the Chronically Ill 6 credits
  • Capstone in Public Health Nursing 6 credits 

Nursing Program Requirements 18 Credits

  • Foundations in Psychology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Lifespan Development 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science 6 credits
  • Natural Science 3 credits

Electives 10 Credits

Total 126 Credits

Admissions Requirements
 

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

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Average Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse managers make an average of $101,340 and enjoy stable job growth.

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Accident Simulation

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