The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) is a degree completion option for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Courses are taken one at a time in sequence in five and ten-week online format. The program is specifically designed for adult learners who want to combine academic study and career advancement with employment. Small class sizes, professional application, and colleague relationships encourage individualized learning and networking. Students can complete the 30 credits (6 general education and 24 nursing) in 14 months, just over one calendar year. Clinical experiences are incorporated into two of the eight nursing courses for a total of ninety (90) clinical hours.
Students have direct access to national faculty experts, leaders in healthcare, and the opportunity to study and network with Christian nurse leaders. We challenge students to become exceptionally compassionate and competent nurse leaders who impact their world and transform healthcare through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired nursing practice.
CCU offers a block credit transfer policy designed to ensure RNs with an associate degree are given the maximum credit possible. RNs who have graduated from a regionally or nationally accredited institution, completed an ADN program, and have a current unencumbered RN license are eligible for a block transfer of up to 87 semester hours. If students have completed less than 87 hours (or 90 if including statistics) that transfer to CCU, they must complete the minimum 120 hours by taking additional elective courses. Core courses not included in the block transfer policy are indicated below.
Admission Requirements to Nursing Major
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- An associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing from an accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program
- Proof of active unencumbered RN licensure (USA).
Upon admission students must:
- Successfully pass a background check
- Pass a drug screen
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
- Regionally or nationally accredited RN block transfer (prerequisites, general education, electives and lower division nursing credit) - 87 credit hours
- Statistics - MAT 250A (may also be transferred in, not included in the 87 credit block transfer) - 3 credit hours
- General Education (must be taken at CCU) - 6 credit hours
- Nursing Major Core: RN to BSN (must be taken at CCU) - 24 credit hours
Applicants with an associate degree in nursing from a non-regionally or non-nationally accredited school and/or from diploma RN programs are awarded 38 credit hours for the RN Licensure. All previously completed non-nursing courses are evaluated on a course by course basis.