School of Nursing
Degree Completion R.N. to B.S.N.
This is an online BSN completion program designed for ADN/AAS/Diploma RN graduates from ACEN accredited nursing programs.
Registered Nurse Students
Deadline – July 31, 2013
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion track is for licensed registered nurses who have graduated with an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program (ACEN or CCNE). The RN student may receive advance standing credit through Articulation for up to 31 hours. All RN students must meet University admission requirements. The BSN curriculum builds upon previous nursing and general education course work. The program is designed to support educational mobility and to strengthen professional growth and leadership abilities of nurses who already have a foundation in the profession.
RN Student Application and Selection
Application to the nursing program may be made at any time after official admission to the University: http://www.swosu.edu/admissions/apply.asp. Criteria for admission to the nursing RN to BSN program include a retention GPA of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for all previous college/university work. Prospective students must possess a registered nursing license or obtain one within their first semester of course work. Applications by those who are in their last semester of Associate's Degree nursing programs are welcomed, however, students must submit proof of licensure prior to application or within their first semester of course work. Qualified applicants are admitted to the program by date of completed application.
After acceptance into the nursing program, the student will be assigned a faculty advisor, who will contact the student to develop a plan of study for program completion. The RN must complete the BSN degree within five (5) years following the acceptance into the nursing program.
All of the RN to BSN classes are delivered in an online format. The courses are designed and delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L) web platform. All elements of the D2L eClassroom are online including: email, discussions, web searches, eFolio, and all assignments.
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