RN to BSN

RN to BSN

RN to BSN Program

Research from the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicates that higher nursing education leads to better patient outcomes, such as lower mortality rates and increased accuracy in diagnosis.
 
Although the Nursing department does not offer a generic four-year baccalaureate degree in Nursing, it does offer a degree completion program for graduates of Associate degree or Diploma programs who have passed the NCLEX or the licensure examination, are already licensed professional nurses, and wish achieve that higher nursing education through receiving a BSN. This program is administered through Global Learning & Partnerships, and is designed to provide RNs with the opportunity to acquire a highly sought after BSN degree with little interruption to professional or personal obligations. Offered in an online format, the program may be completed on a part-time basis. Our degree prepares you for advancement opportunities in the ever-expanding field of nursing and provides you with the resources you need to enhance your knowledge and career.
 
With a choice of six graduate credits included in the curriculum, this program also acts as a stepping stone if you plan to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree. As a candidate, you may customize your course of study to meet both the program criteria, as well as your individual needs and interests. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Rowan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Notice to current and prospective students:  Following review by the CCNE, the RN to BSN program has been granted continuing accreditation for a term of three years until June 30, 2025.  Maintenance of accreditation requires that programs demonstrate ongoing and sustainable compliance with all accreditation standards and key elements.  To that end, the CCNE has also issued a show cause directive to the program, effective May 27, 2022, requesting additional evidence of compliance with specified standards and elements by December 1, 2022.  Rowan University is committed to the quality of the RN to BSN program and fully expects that further reporting on our progress and achievements will address these concerns.  Questions may be directed to the Head of the Department of Nursing and Chief Nurse Administrator, Dr. Mary Ellen Santucci (santucci@rowan.edu). 

The BSN degree will prepare you to provide this elevated care to your patients, as well as boost your leadership opportunities in the growing fields for registered nurses and health services managers.