R.N. to B.S.N. Degree Completion

Program Accreditation

RN to BSN Degree Completion

The Aurora University School of Nursing welcomes the associate degree or diploma-prepared professional registered nurse who wishes to continue his or her education to earn a BSN degree. We applaud your recognition of the need for additional education in today's complex health-care environment. We've made it even easier for working nurses to get their degree.

Coursework is designed to build on prior learning and provides some opportunities for accelerated, individualized study. The RN to BSN completion track is designed to prepare nurses to step into leadership positions and command better salaries. Diploma and associate graduates are given 30 semester hours of credit for having an RN license. Our classes are scheduled in an eight-week format in the evening, allowing the busy professional to complete requirements in a reasonable amount of time.

This program is offered on the Aurora University campus, at Aurora University Woodstock Center, at George Williams College of Aurora University and off-site at hospitals throughout the university's operation region in Illinois and Wisconsin. The program is also offered online.

Admission Requirements for RN to BSN Completion Track Students Only:

  • Apply for admission to Aurora University and submit official transcripts from all prior academic work.
  • Submit evidence of Illinois/Wisconsin RN license with completed application.
  • Be a recent graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or be an RN with clinical experience within the past five years. If not, complete a certified R.N. refresher course.
  • Credit for previous nursing education in preparation for the RN license is transferable according to the AU School of Nursing Articulation Policy, which is available from the School of Nursing office.
  • Possess a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at Aurora University or other accredited higher education institution.

Requirements for RN to BSN Completion Students: 43 semester hours (33 semester hours within the major)
RN/BSN completion students must take the listed course requirements as part of their degree-completion program. Diploma and associate graduates can receive 30 semester hours of credit for having an RN license.

BI03050 Pathophysiology (3)
NUR3015
Introduction to Nursing Informatics (4)
NUR3030 WI
Dimensions of Professional Practice (4)
NUR3280 Health Assessment, Education and Promotion (5)
NUR4060 Nursing Research/RN (4)
NUR 4620
Leadership and Management (7)
NUR4780 Ethical, Cultural and Policy Considerations in Health Care (4)
NUR4850 Nursing: A Community Outlook
PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)
MTH2320 General Statistics (3)

Program Accreditation
Aurora University baccalaureate nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Academic information on departmental Web sites reflects the university's most current curriculum. The print version of the catalog, which is also posted online, may differ from this information.

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