- To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Nursing Program, click here.
- To see Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing section beginning on page 118, click here.
The Jefferson College of Health Sciences Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree program has been ranked as one of "30 Great Small Colleges for an RN-BSN Degree" by the website Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. Click here to learn more.
Earn Your BSN at Jefferson College at a Special Tuition Rate—just $350 per credit hour! Click here to learn more!
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Nursing programs prepare within a scholarly environment the next generation of professional nurses. The RN to BSN educational track is designed to provide registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in preparation for professional leadership and career enhancement. The track provides professional nurses with the prospect to build a strong nursing practice using Research, Leadership, and Community Service. Admitted students are assigned to a faculty advisor who will help them develop a personalized plan of study based on their individual transcripts. In our online environment, experienced educators with master and doctoral degrees create stimulating and engaging experiences using a state of the art technology.
The program builds upon previous education and experiences of registered nurses and features personalized advisement, support and convenient course scheduling. This allows RN to BSN students to continue working while they pursue their educational objectives. Most RN to BSN students shorten their plan of study by transferring prerequisite and elective courses from other accredited colleges and universities, challenging courses, and/or through prior learning assessments. Jefferson awards 54 validation credits for prior nursing education once foundational knowledge has been verified through satisfactory performance in specified upper division nursing courses. Students must complete 25% of the Program of Study at Jefferson. Although most RN to BSN students work full-time and choose to take classes on a part-time basis, some students select to be on the fast track (full-time). All students must complete the program of study within five years of beginning upper division nursing courses.
This innovative and healthcare professional-friendly program offers:
- The opportunity to build on an Associate Nursing Degree or Diploma nursing programs
- Small-class sizes that enhance student/faculty relationships
- Convenient online registration, course scheduling, and testing allowing students to work while pursuing educational objectives
- The students will not be required to visit the campus
- State of the art commons library and exceptional learning and writing services
- Individualized faculty advising for all nursing students
- All courses are offered by online learning to increase flexibility
- Approved clinical experiences arranged by the student can be completed on a flexible schedule in the student's community
- Prior Learning Assessment credits
- Attractive financial aid options
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Jefferson's RN to BSN Program at a Glance
The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master's degree programs in nursing at Jefferson College of Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Online Fast track (Full-time): 3 semesters
Online Part-time: 5 semesters
$350 per credit hour (learn more about this special rate at http://www.jchs.edu/earn-your-bsn-jefferson-college-special-tuition-rate)
Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing
Active an incumbent licensure as a Registered Nurse in any state or territory in the United States
Total Degree Credits Required: 122
Credits from Non-Nursing Courses: 35
Credits from Nursing Courses: 33
Credits from Validation: 54
(Students may acquire up to 92 credits in combined transfer, validation, and prior learning assessment credits)
General Education Course Requirements (35 credits, eligible for transfer)
English Grammar and Composition I & II
Foundations of Ethics
Math or Natural Science
Social/Behavioral Science (Psychology)
Social/Behavioral Sciences or Humanities Elective
Interprofessional Education Courses
Introduction to Library Research
Nursing Course Requirements (33 credits)
Pharmacology (may challenge)
Nursing Concepts, Roles, and Issues
Informatics and Technology in Health Care
Writing in Professional Nursing
Research Applications of Healthcare
Leadership & Health Policy in Nursing (with clinical)
Community Health Nursing (with clinical)
Note: *Validation of Requisite Knowledge Credits: (54 credits)
Awarded for courses taken at AD or diploma levels
Credits for Certification:
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit:
Available for Research, Leadership, Community, and more