Program Format

RN to BSN Program


The RN to BSN program is conveniently offered in a format that meets working students’ needs, allowing students to maintain a full-time job while earning a bachelor’s degree. As a member of a cohort learning group, students will attend class just one evening per week.  The length of the program is dependent on the number of credits (nursing and non-nursing) that the student transfers in; the general length is two years.

Students will also work with a smaller group within the cohort for about four hours per week developing group projects, papers, or presentations, and be part of a learning community that encourages and supports student growth as a professional nurse.

The courses run from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. one night each week, except for the two clinical courses. The two clinical courses are:

  • NUR  420, which runs in four hour increments ranging from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  This course is being piloted in blended format that is a combination of face to face theory, clinical and online work.
  • NUR  430; clinical hours are arranged by the student, preceptor and faculty

The courses are taught over six-, eight-, or 10 or 12 week time periods, depending on the number of credits.  Each course has study team meetings outside of class time.  The study teams decide the times and dates of the meetings.