R.N. to B.S.N. Degree CompletionThe Aurora University School of Nursing welcomes the associate degree or diploma-prepared professional registered nurse who wishes to continue his or her education to earn a B.S.N. degree. We applaud your recognition of the need for additional education in today's complex health-care environment. We've made it even easier for working nurses to get their degree.
Coursework is designed to build on prior learning and provides some opportunities for accelerated, individualized study. Diploma and associate graduates are given 30 semester hours of credit for having an R.N. license. Our classes are scheduled in an eight-week format in the evening, allowing the busy professional to complete requirements in a reasonable amount of time. Courses meet on-site at various community hospitals and on-campus. The R.N. to B.S.N. completion track is designed to prepare nurses to step into leadership positions and command better salaries.
Admission Requirements for R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Track Students Only:
- Apply for admission to Aurora University and submit official transcripts from all prior academic work.
- Submit evidence of Illinois/Wisconsin R.N. license with completed application.
- Be a recent graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or be an R.N. with clinical experience within the past five years. If not, complete a certified R.N. refresher course.
- Credit for previous nursing education in preparation for the R.N. license is transferable according to the AU School of Nursing Articulation Policy, which is available from the School of Nursing office.
- Possess a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.
Requirements for R.N. to B.S.N. Completion Students: 43 semester hours (33 semester hours within the major)
R.N./B.S.N. completion students must take the listed course requirements as part of their degree-completion program. Diploma and associate graduates can receive 30 semester hours of credit for having an R.N. license.
||Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4)
||Dimensions of Professional Practice (4)|
|NUR3280||Health Assessment, Education and Promotion (5)|
|NUR4060||Nursing Research/RN (4)|
||Leadership and Management (7)
|NUR4780||Ethical, Cultural and Policy Considerations in Health Care (4)
|NUR4850||Nursing: A Community Outlook
|PSY3250||Lifespan Development (4)|
|MTH2320||General Statistics (3)|
NOTE: The R.N./B.S.N. completion program is also offered at the George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Academic information on departmental Web sites reflects the university's most current curriculum. The print version of the catalog, which is also posted online, may differ from this information.