Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) is designed for RNs with associate’s degrees or diplomas in nursing who are seeking a bachelor’s degree to ascend the ranks. This challenging program expands student knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing to give background in evidence-based practice, patient safety, and technology integration, as well as healthcare systems and policies. Along with the rigorous online curriculum, this program requires a minimum of 90 hours of mentor-guided clinical experience in a qualified community health services setting.
Note: Applicants must hold an unencumbered RN license and currently be working in a healthcare-related field.
Western Governors University is:
• Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
• CCNE Accredited—WGU nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791). WGU is also regionally accredited.
• Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
• Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
• Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
• Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.
Degree Level:Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format:100% Online
Tuition Basis :Per Term
In State Rate:$239.33
Out of State Rate:$239.33
Fees Overview :
Rates are an estimate, total costs may vary.
- Tuition (per 6-month term): $3250
- Resource Fee (per 6-montn term): $145
- Nursing Program Fee (one-time): $350
- Criminal Background Check Fee (one-time): $42
International Students Accepted:No
Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 competency units (equivalent to traditional credit hour), including from 50 - 90 transfer credits awarded for RN licensure and prior college credits.
- Must possess an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing.
- Must possess a current, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license.
- Must submit a resume and be actively working as an RN at the time of application and enrollment.
- Must submit to a criminal background check through American Databank. California residents are also required to provide proof of current immunizations.
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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