Program Overview

Delta State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as part of an RN to BSN program for students who are registered nurses with Associate degrees or diplomas in nursing but have not finished their undergraduate education. The program is intended to teach advanced topics in nursing in order to further nurses’ career growth opportunities and build up their professional credentials for further education in nursing. Students study theoretical and practical applications of nursing in order to translate their RN experience into an undergraduate degree. Coursework covers topics in anatomy and physiology, health policy and ethical decision making, and management of client care.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    This is a bachelor completion program. 124 total credits are required, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Program curriculum: 54 credits
    • Acceptance into Delta State University
    • ACT score of 21 or above, or grade “C” and overall 2.5 GPA and above
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (A student entering Robert E. Smith School of Nursing who wants to receive credit for prior nursing course(s) from another program must submit a request and credit be negotiated before admission to the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing and not after the student is enrolled.)
    • Three current letters of professional/academic reference
    • A current unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in the state in which the student will perform clinical
    • Must be graduate of an accredited program
    • Criminal background check

    School Overview

    Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to students representing all of the states and more than 20 countries. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.

    Acknowledging its beginnings as a teacher’s college, the University sustains excellence in teacher education while continuing to expand offerings in traditional as well as unique programs of study.

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