100% Online RN to BSN in Nursing

Our  100% Online RN to BSN program is for registered nurses who currently hold a diploma or associates degree in nursing and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Take Your Career to the Next Level - in Just 18 months

At Dominican College, you’ll study with expert, full-time faculty on specialized academic tracks geared toward careers.  Along with our 100% online degree programs, you’ll get the benefits of a real campus, including career counseling, tutoring, advisement, and access to our library and our fitness center.

Financial Aid Available

Financial Aid and TAP assistance is available to eligible students.

Campus Benefits

Online students have full access to the online library, tutoring services and career counseling services (as well as the fitness center at our Rockland County campus.)

Transfer up to 90 credits

Additional Information about the 100% Online RN to BSN Program

Criteria
An applicant to the program must:

  • Possess a valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Have a 2.7 cumulative GPA from an Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program
  • Earned grades of B- or better in Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Pathophysiology
  • 67 general education credits completed (includes transfer credits)

Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed: Science Courses*

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for Health Professionals
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology

*Credits can be transferred to Dominican College

General Education Courses*

  • College Writing and Research
  • Introduction to Literary Form
  • Introduction to Speech
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Classical-Period Course
  • Medieval-Period Course
  • Present-Period Course
  • Values Course
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Social Science Elective

*Credits can be transferred to Dominican College

Upper-Division Courses

  • NR 235
  • NR 331
  • NR 345
  • NR 353
  • NR 463
  • NR 465
  • NR 467

Completed as part of the program, course names are listed on back cover. Apply today at dc.edu/apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many weeks is each course?

The general education classes can be completed in eight weeks. Nursing classes are either eight or 16 weeks depending on the course. How long will it take for me to complete the program? The upper-division nursing curriculum can be completed in 18 months. If you have additional prerequisite, general education or liberal arts courses to complete, you may need to devote additional time to earning your BSN.

How many courses can I take at one time?

You can take general education classes and nursing classes at the same time, allowing for completion of your general education requirements. Is your RN to BSN program accredited? Yes! The RN to BSN program is Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited and registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

How many of my credits will be accepted by Dominican College?

Dominican College accepts up to 70 credits from two-year institutions and up to 90 credits from four-year institutions. After you complete the second course in the upper-division nursing program, the College will award you 39 nursing credits from your RN license.

What is the tuition for the RN to BSN program?

A Dominican College education is one of the most worthwhile investments you will make. The tuition for the 2018 – 2019 academic year is $638 per credit for online courses. Financial Aid and TAP assistance is available to eligible students. Tuition deferment is available for students who receive employer tuition reimbursement.

Are there any on-campus requirements?

There are no on-campus requirements.

What is it like to be a student in the RN to BSN program?

You will take courses with other RNs and be able to complete this program while working full-time.

What additional opportunities can Dominican College offer me?

Dominican College offers many opportunities for advanced study: Master of Science—Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration.

 

RN to BSN Online Option Schedule

RN to BSN Online Option: Year I


I & II Fall
16 weeks

NR 235
Principles of Health Assessment
3 credits

BI 326
Pathophysiology

III Spring
8 weeks

NR 331
Professional Practice Concepts
2 credits

III & IV Spring
16 weeks

NR 345
Family Health Nursing
5 credits

V Early Spring
8 weeks

NR 353
Nursing Research
3 credits

VI Summer

Free Electives/General ED

RN to BSN Online Option: Year II


I & II Fall
16 weeks

NR 463
Community Health Nursing
5 credits

III & IV Spring
16 weeks

NR 465
Nursing Leadership & Management
5 credits

IV Spring
8 weeks

NR 467
Nursing Seminar
2 credits

A minimum of 131 credits is required for graduation. The program is 25 credits of upper-division nursing curriculum and the remain gin credits will be liberal arts and science courses. A grade of B- (80.0) is required to pass all upper-division nursing and science courses. Dominican will evaluate tour Associate Degree liberal arts credits for transfer. 39 transfer nursing credits will be granted after successful completion of the 2nd upper-division nursing course. 

Additional Information

Admissions
Please contact an Admissions Counselor with your admissions questions!

Michelle Wendt 
michelle.wendt@dc.edu
845-848-7909