R.N. to B.S.N. Program
Degree Completion R.N. to B.S.N.
This is an online BSN completion program designed for those who already hold an Associate's Degree in Nursing from ACEN accredited nursing programs or those enrolled in their last semester of an Associate's Degree program.
Application Packet and FAQs for students entering the program prior to Fall 2015 | Online Application | Course Descriptions and Required Courses to Complete Degree | Estimated Expenses | RN - BSN Handbook (PDF) | Nursing Handbook (PDF) | Required General education courses for fall 2015 and later | Required RN to BSN required Courses for fall 2015 and later |
Registered Nurse Students
Application and Enrollment Deadlines:
Spring 2015: December 17, 2014
Summer 2015: May 22, 2015
Fall 2015: August 17, 2015
Spring 2016: December 18, 2015
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's degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program (ACEN, formerly NLNAC). The RN student may receive advance standing articulation hours of up to 31 hours credit. To verify that your program is ACEN accredited, please visit their website at http://www.acenursing.net/accreditedprograms/directorySearch.htm Applicants who do not reside in Oklahoma should first contact Nursing at 580-774-3261 to determine eligibility to apply.
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 Students 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.aspx. Criteria for admission to the nursing RN to BSN program include a retention GPA of 2.50 (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. If an admitted student does not enroll within 6 months of their initial RN-BSN application, that student will need to begin the admissions process again. Please note that the application must be completed and the applicant must be enrolled by the deadline, or the applicant may not attend classes until the next semester.
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. If the student's last name begins with A-M, the student's advisor is Dr. Marcy Tanner. If the student's last name begins with N-Z, the student's advisor is Mrs. Rachel Davis. The RN must complete the BSN degree within five (5) years following the acceptance into the nursing program.
All of the RN to BSN professional courses are delivered in an online format. Not all general education courses are offered online. All elements of the professional courses are online including: email, discussions, web searches, portfolio, and assignments. (Recommended Computer Requirements for Online Courses)
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