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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Nursing, RN to BSN | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

    Nursing, RN to BSN


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    Nursing, RN to BSN

    Advance your nursing career and bring new perspectives to your practice.

    Apply now

    Ready to take the next step? Apply online and receive a decision within two weeks.


    If you are a registered nurse ready to move ahead in your career, Ursuline's online RN to BSN program will help you reach your goal in an accelerated format. Learn from home when you are ready in this online program, which starts at nine different times per year. And at $324 per credit hour, ours is one of the most competitively priced programs available for working professionals.

    Learn much more about our BSN program in our BSN Handbook.

    Credit You Deserve

    In addition to transfer credits, you may be eligible to receive up to 40 escrow/bypass credits for previous nursing courses.

    Accredited and Approved

    The Breen School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

    Bridge To Graduate: Nursing, RN to BSN

    Interested in progressing into advanced practice nursing, nursing education or leadership? Ursuline offers:

    To discuss bridging from an RN to an MSN or from a BSN to a DNP, contact Melanie Steele, director of graduate admission, at 440.646.8146.

    Admission Requirements: Nursing, RN to BSN

    RN-BSN Dual Admission Seamless Progression Program

    The RN-BSN Dual Admission Seamless Progression Program is designed to efficiently complete the BSN degree after graduation from an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and successful RN licensure. The addition of the liberal arts courses and theory-based nursing core courses in a collaborative learning environment with licensed nurses provides the student with the knowledge and skills to enhance the knowledge gained from the ADN curriculum and engage with the nursing workforce. A seamless progression program supports the completion of the BSN degree timely for the entry-level licensed nurse.

    Students are admitted to the seamless progression program from a partnering ADN program meeting the following criteria:

    • Admission letter to the partnering Associate Degree Nursing program
    • Signed Letter of Intent
    • GPA of at least 3.0 from high school or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from college courses taken from a degree granting institution
    • Completed Ursuline admission application

    Side note:

    *GPA of at least 3.0 from high school is the "college ready" student. This is the original student population.

    *Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from college courses taken at a degree granting institution captures those students with second degrees, more mature students returning to school, and students already active in Lakeland ADN program wanting to join the BSN progression before graduation. This is the larger population of students.

    Careers: Nursing, RN to BSN

    The national nursing shortage has opened new doors of opportunity. Many hospitals and federal loan forgiveness programs have made a quality nursing education possible for many.

    The need for educated nursing professionals in Greater Cleveland is considerable. Forecasts project that demand for RNs in Ohio will increase 24% from 2000-2020, while the supply of professionals to fill these positions will decrease by 8%.

    Ursuline's Breen School of Nursing offers leadership experience as part of each student’s professional preparation. The nursing program provides an excellent foundation for the professional nurse to function as a decision maker and caregiver within and across health care systems. This is in keeping with the changing role of the professional nurse, who today combines these dual functions.

    Today’s nurse works autonomously in a variety of acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based agencies. A nurse’s role in these settings also varies. Some nurses pursue careers as practitioners, educators, administrators, clinical specialists, and consultants, while others are engaged in private practice. Especially important to women is that nursing offers professional, personal, and economic rewards, with flexible opportunities for hours and career patterns.

    The Ursuline nursing program also offers a strong foundation for graduate study leading to positions as advanced practice nurses as well as positions in research, education, and administration.

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