Aurora University

RN to BSN Degree Completion

The RN to BSN Degree Completion program at Aurora University is designed for associate degree or diploma-prepared professional registered nurses who seek a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The coursework is built upon your prior learning and provides opportunities for accelerated, individualized study. Graduates of the program are prepared to step into leadership positions in the profession.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Most students complete 43 semester hours, including 33 semester hours within the major. Diploma and associate graduates can receive up to 30 semester hours of credit for having an RN license. In total, 123 semester hours are required for the BSN. Students may use a combination of transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution and AU courses to complete the degree requirements. The program includes courses in research, management and leadership as part of the nursing core classes. Students are required to complete a one-day residency on the Aurora University campus.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be recent graduates of a licensed school of nursing or be an RN with clinical experience within the past five years. Applicants must hold a current Illinois or Wisconsin license. If you do not meet these requirements, you can complete a certified RN refresher course before entering the program. Applicants should have a transfer GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the demand for registered nurses will increase by 22 percent in the next decade. The RN to BSN program will prepare you to be at the forefront of this growing field and equip you with the skills needed to pursue high level managerial positions in health care.

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