The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a degree completion program specifically designed to advance the Licensed Registered Professional Nurse (RN) to an academic degree status of BSN. Students admitted to this program will be required to be a current RN with an unencumbered license through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) jurisdiction. The degree program will prepare the student to assume advanced roles in nursing management, client care, and education, as well as, provide a foundation for advanced academic study. The curriculum consists of coursework that will provide a framework for evidence-based practice and enhance complex clinical reasoning, decision making, and collaborative skills that contribute to patient safety and quality processes. The BSN program will assure that students attain knowledge of current practices in the field and enhance their ability to incorporate such practices into the health-care delivery system.
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Columbia College, students must provide official documentation verifying completion of an ASN or ADN from an accredited and accepted institution, and status as a current RN with an unencumbered license through the NCSBN jurisdiction prior to pursuing the BSN degree. Transfer coursework completed with a grade of C or higher will be evaluated for potential credit with Columbia College as per policy (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing).
The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.