Roberta A. Rolland, PhD, RN, FNP
Director of Bachelor's Program
"The FNP program has helped me to grow professionally, while allowing me the flexibility to meet the needs of my family. The faculty are knowledgeable, offering guidance and support when I need it most."
—Sean Campanie, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science Program
Fall: December 11 - June 1
Spring: July 15 - November 1
Semester Begin Dates
- Fall Semester - late August
- Spring Semester - early January
The 61 credit hour Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is an upper division, transfer program designed for registered nurses from associate degree and diploma programs of nursing.
This program has a residency requirement of 30 credit hours.
About the Program
This degree program is a flexible, upper division program for registered nurses with associates degrees or diplomas in nursing. The courses build on the foundation of AAS education to achieve the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (AACN, 2008)
Our program focuses on theory and application, provides exposure to many areas of nursing, and serves as a foundation for graduate study. It prepares you to deliver comprehensive care to patients of all ages in a variety of settings as a direct care provider and as a nursing leader.
Most full-time students complete degree requirements in two years. Part-time students taking two or three courses per semester will complete the degree in four or five years. Degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of matriculation.
The baccalaureate program prepares you to care for patients, families and communities in a diverse array of healthcare settings. With the increasingly complex care needed by patients today, it is imperative that nurses be prepared at a higher level. The "Future of Nursing (2011) report by the Institute of Medicine documents the need for at least 80% of the nursing profession to have the baccalaureate degree by 2020 because better patient outcomes result.
Our curriculum will prepare you to be a leader in a technological, information driven, complex healthcare system.
Take your courses conveniently. Classes are offered hybrid and/or face to face. New schedules are being developed so you will most likely find the schedule that meets your lifestyle. Your faculty advisor will work with you to determine the best program for you.
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