Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120

Course length: 7-15 Weeks

Overview

About this Program
Registered nurses who have completed basic nursing education with either a nursing diploma or an associate degree have the opportunity to continue their education at Wilmington University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. The purpose of the program is to increase knowledge and skills as well as to provide opportunities to explore attitudes and values related to professional nursing practice.

Program of Study

The B.S.N. degree program is progressive and designed for today’s registered nurse. It promotes increased clinical and communication skills, problem solving, confidence, and leadership within a complex health care environment.

The course of study utilizes a variety of individual and group learning experiences. The program is offered at the New Castle campus and the Georgetown; Dover; Cumberland, Gloucester and Burlington, NJ sites; as well as 100% online. Nurses can pursue their education on a part-time or full-time basis.

In addition, the General Education requirements courses, required of all Wilmington University undergraduates, provide a well-rounded academic foundation.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to practice as generalists, caring for clients with complex health needs in both structured and unstructured health care settings. The curriculum provides a foundation for graduate education and for career mobility.

Curriculum

The number of transfer credits granted to entering R.N. students varies depending on basic nursing preparation. Therefore, a single plan of study cannot be prescribed. Students are encouraged to discuss their plan with their Academic Advisor or with nursing faculty members at their site.

Program Competencies

At the completion of the B.S.N. program, graduating students will:
  1. Use critical thinking as a basis for identifying health-related needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  2. Synthesize knowledge from the humanities and physical, behavioral, and nursing sciences to provide nursing care to clients across the life span in a variety of health care settings.
  3. Incorporate theoretical perspectives into nursing practice.
  4. Demonstrate skill and commitment in the role of teacher.
  5. Apply research findings to nursing practice.
  6. Provide leadership for the continuing development of the nursing profession.
  7. Integrate ethical, legal, and economic accountability into professional nursing practice.
  8. Participate in designing nursing roles to meet societal and community health care needs.
  9. Demonstrate commitment to self-directed, lifelong learning to promote personal and professional development.
  10. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
  11. Access, use, and evaluate information effectively and appropriately. Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.




Curriculum

CURRICULUM 

Lower Division Requirements (for students without an associate degree)


NATURAL SCIENCES (12 CREDITS)
A minimum of 12 credits in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics and/or biology must be earned through course work, transfer credit, or testing (available for anatomy/physiology and microbiology).


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (24 CREDITS)


Upper Division Requirements (required for all B.S.N. majors)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 CREDITS)

UPPER LEVEL HUMANITIES ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS) CHOOSE UPPER LEVEL COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:
ART, BBM 319, CUL, DRA, ETN, HIS 230, HIT, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPA, VMG 311, VMG 312, VMG 313


UPPER DIVISION NURSING CORE (31 CREDITS)

Before the final completion of NUR 303, students must complete the credentialing process.

This is the first of two Nursing, Global Health Care courses, mandatory pre-requisites apply. This course is offered block one of all semesters.
  • NUR 433 Global Health Care Practicum

This is the RN to BSN Capstone course which includes a Community Learning Experience. Mandatory pre-requisites apply. This course is offered block two of all semesters.


NURSING ELECTIVE (3 CREDITS)
Choose from the following:

NUR, HLT, HIT, ISM 430, POL 380, SOC 365


FREE ELECTIVES
Choose free electives to complete degree requirements of 120 credit hours.


Program of Study

Students are urged to seek advisement in planning course sequence. The program of study will vary depending on transfer credits, part-time or full-time status, and credit earned in alternative ways.
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
 
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.

Schedule

●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Why Guild

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Pell Grants*, offered by the U.S. Government, provide students who qualify with up to $5,920, per year in grant aid. Unlike loans, grants do not need to be repaid.

The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to U.S. students.

Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.

​Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.

Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.​

* Pell Grants are only available to eligible students in undergraduate degree programs & the American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all students.

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