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Nursing (RN-BSN), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Online
The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) from Utica College focuses on patient-centered health care and gives you the most current nursing knowledge and information available to be leaders in today's complex health care environment.

Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) from Utica College focuses on patient-centered health care and gives you the most current nursing knowledge and information available to be leaders in today's complex health care environment.

Our RN-BSN alumni are confident that you'll get the most out of your experience at Utica – they've referred more than one-third of our current students! They know you'll benefit from a quality program that focuses on nursing leadership and critical thinking skills, all delivered through a convenient, online platform.

The online RN-BS Nursing curriculum covers a wide range of current nursing topics, including:

  • Nursing Management
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Assessment

Discover our innovative online program with no residencies — a quality nursing education you can complete online! Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of concepts through relevant experiential learning and practice experiences that foster patient-centered care, interprofessional teams, evidence based practice, informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, professionalism and practice across the life span in an ever-changing and complex health care environment — all of which are aligned to the Baccalaureate Essentials requirements determined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Expectations for Practice Experiences in the RN to baccalaureate Curriculum, 2012).

Keep working as you obtain new skills — our program is carefully aligned to allow you to learn online while you continue to work and balance family or other responsibilities.

Accreditation

Utica College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215) 662-5606. The

Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Utica College is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Program-Specific Accreditations and Recognitions

Utica’s Online RN-BS Nursing program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30+ based on transfer credits alternative credits

    Completion of a minimum 121 credit hours is required for graduation. Transfer credits are included in the total required 121 credit hours. At least 60 of the 121 credit hours must be taken in the liberal arts and sciences.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

The coursework in the online RN to B.S in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree addresses contemporary issues, research methodologies and models of care that prepare students for success in today's healthcare environment. The continually enhanced coursework provides a solid foundation for advanced practice roles, which is especially important for nurses who want to go on to obtain graduate degrees.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • Tests of English language proficiency, such as TOEFL or IELTS, if English is not your first language -- UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79-80 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0. (For information on how to be exempted from the TOEFL requirement, see: TOEFL Exemption)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
  • Copy of Passport 
  • Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      395 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 395 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      395 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 395 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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    Funding

    Scholarships, Grants, and Awards:

    Utica College scholarships, grants, and awards generally fall into three categories:

    • College Scholarships

    College scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen upon admission to the College on the basis of academic and personal achievements.

    • Endowed Scholarships

    These have been established by alumni, friends of the College, and organizations for the purpose of permanently providing support to deserving and/or outstanding students.

    • Annual Awards

    Annual Awards are grants and prizes awarded to deserving students on a yearly basis.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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