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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Nursing, R.N. to B.S. in Nursing (with M.S. in Nursing Option), B.S.


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RN to B.S. in Nursing (with M.S. in Nursing Option)


The RN to Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (with a Master of Science degree in Nursing option) has been specifically developed for Registered Nurses who wish to obtain an advanced degree in Nursing. To be eligible for this option, the applicant must be a Registered Nurse who has earned either an Associate’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or a diploma in Nursing from a program that has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. If accepted into this program, the student must satisfactorily complete all University Core Requirements through either the full-time or part-time plan of study, all Allied Course Requirements, and all Nursing Major Course Requirements. Students may also elect to complete several graduate-level courses to fulfill their undergraduate degree requirements. By doing so, students reduce the total number of credit hours that must be taken to complete the Master’s degree, and are thus provided with an “Express Route” for the Master of Science degree in Nursing at Neumann University. Students who wish to continue with the Master of Science option must follow the application process which is outlined in the Neumann University Graduate Catalog and, upon acceptance into the Master’s program, earn a minimum of 30 additional graduate credits.

This option for pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing recognizes the experience and education that are brought to the classroom and clinical settings by the student who is already a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Based upon an evaluation of this previous nursing education and experience, RNs are awarded 30 credits toward the Nursing major. In addition, other credits may also be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree in the following ways: (1) for completed course work for which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned at other regionally accredited colleges and/or universities; (2) for CLEP Examinations; and, (3) for Neumann University Challenge Examinations which measure specific subject knowledge that has been learned through previous study and/or experience, such as human development, microbiology, and nutrition. (For additional information about transfer credit, please refer to the Transfer Credit Evaluation Criteria  section of this catalog.) Experienced nurses are also encouraged to complete a portfolio which documents their expertise. This portfolio is evaluated by designated Nursing faculty who determine the applicability of that expertise to upper-level Nursing courses based upon established course objectives.

Following completion of the University Core and all Allied Course Requirements, the remaining Nursing courses that are required for the Bachelor of Science degree may be completed in two semesters of full-time study or four to five semesters of part-time study.

RN to B.S. in Nursing Course of Study

  University Core Course Requirements  
  (Full-Time or Part-Time Program) 30 credits
     
  Allied Course Requirements  
  (Full-Time or Part-Time Nursing Program) 31 credits
     
  Nursing Credit Equivalencies  
  (Awarded to all RN’s through RN Articulation) 30 credits
     
  General Electives 5 credits

Major Requirements: 26 Credits


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[For additional information regarding the Master of Science degree in Nursing and graduate Nursing course descriptions, please refer to the Neumann University Graduate Catalog.]

The minimum number of credit hours that are required for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing is 122 credits.

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