|Students are awarded 39 lower division nursing credits for their nursing coursework completed through their associate degree or diploma program.||39|
|General Education Courses||Credits|
|Social Science Courses||6|
|Mathematics Course (College-level Math)||3|
|Humanities Course (English Composition)||3|
|Total Lower Division Credits||65|
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Learn advanced nursing and leadership skills from the best instructors.
Our RN to BSN program is for individuals who have an RN license and an associate or diploma in nursing. This award-winning program enables busy nurses to earn their bachelor’s degree through flexible, individualized scheduling. For the practicing nurse, we provide courses that build upon your existing professional expertise and provide further opportunities for personal and professional growth.
The RN to BSN track provides students an opportunity to synthesize liberal education and nursing
education that contributes to advanced critical thinking and professional autonomy in the delivery of holistic, competent nursing care. Students strengthen their ability to communicate and build on their existing knowledge of nursing practice, preparing them for both interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership roles. Students are introduced to the importance of incorporating evidence-based findings as well as managing information to ensure quality outcomes and patient safety. Students are challenged to consider diverse theories and perspectives to provide culturally competent care to a variety of populations. The program endeavors to create an enduring appreciation of learning in the RN to BSN student.
The RN to BSN track utilizes an accelerated learning design to meet the needs of practicing nurses who have work, family or other commitments. Accelerated learning is a learning strategy in which students achieve educational outcomes equivalent to traditional courses in a more autonomous, student-centered course environment. Most classes are offered in 5- and 10-week blocks. All courses are offered online. The program is structured to be completed in 22 months; however, the exact length of time for the program is dependent upon students’ goals and previous college experiences. Customized scheduling is available to meet the needs of individual students.
PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
This sample schedule lists all required courses in a suggested sequence, except the four required electives. Electives may be completed at any time prior to graduation.
|CSS 101||College Studies Seminar||3|
|IPC 302||Introduction to Capstone||1|
|NUR 301||Conceptual Foundations of Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 312||Human Diversity and Cultural Care in Nursing||3|
|ENG 300||Advanced Composition for Health Care||3|
|IPC 322||Teaching and Learning||3|
|NUR 340||Comprehensive Health Assessment||3|
|ECO 310||American Health Care System||3|
|PHI 330||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|IPC 401||Research in Health Care||3|
|NUR 410||Issues and Trends in Nursing||3|
|NUR 420||Nursing Leadership and Management||3|
|NUR 430||Nursing in a Global Society||3|
|300- or 400-level Elective||3|
|Total RN to BSN Credits||55|
|Total Combined Credits||120|