A BSN degree prepares you to work in all health care settings and provides the greatest opportunity for advancement in today's nursing field. Robert Morris University's BSN degree is a 127-credit program offering two different "tracks" of study, designed to meet each student's specific needs.
The Traditional Track is designed for high school graduates without a college degree or R.N. licensure. The first two years of the program involve core courses in liberal arts and sciences with the nursing courses beginning in the second semester of the sophomore year. Clinical courses beginning in the junior year. Students in this track are admitted to the nursing program as freshmen or as transfer students but must meet progression criteria to advance to clinical nursing courses.
The Second Degree Track is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in other fields, such as science, humanities or business. Students must complete the RMU core requirements plus 27-31 prerequisite credits prior to beginning clinical courses. Depending on the previous degree, varying numbers of these credits can be filled by advanced placement or transfer credits. Once admitted to clinical courses, students can complete the degree in four semesters over 15 months.
Following the completion of the B.S.N. degree, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required for practice as a registered nurse.
Second Degree Track
RN to MSN - Online