Nursing professionals who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are in high demand in today’s health care system. As a registered nurse, this is probably no secret to you. You may even be considering going back to school to earn your BSN and take advantage of the shortages in the nursing job market. With all the nursing degree programs out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or unsure of which to choose. At Notre Dame College Online, we understand how important it is to find the nursing program that is right for you and your career goals. To help you make the decision, we’ve outlined some of the signs of great online nursing programs. Whether you hold a nursing diploma or an Associate of Science degree with a major in nursing, look for these qualities when deciding to enroll in an RN to BSN program.
The most important aspect of any nursing program is its status as accredited. Accreditation ensures that the education provided by a particular institution of higher learning meets quality standards. Colleges and universities are accredited based on adherence to academic standards, and accreditation is required for participation in federal and state financial aid programs. It is also important in terms of credit transfer. For example, our online RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
If a nursing program offers the format that works best for your schedule, it may be a good choice for you. For many prospective RN to BSN students like you, the online format is a convenient and accessible option. The online format means that you can complete your degree at your own pace and on your own time. Our online nursing program allows you to work with your instructors and classmates without long commutes or strict class schedules. Online programs like ours also give you access to class resources, which means you can study and complete course work from any location at any time. We offer an RN to BSN program that is accelerated as well as flexible, with eight-week terms.
No RN to BSN program can help your career if you can’t afford it. Our RN to BSN program at NDC is priced at $295 per credit hour. This allows you to get the nursing education you need at a price that fits your budget. We also offer financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and repayment plans.
It is important that online nursing programs provide you with the personal support you need to succeed. We offer our students a success team that works closely with you to set and meet your goals. This means that you’ll have access to individualized guidance and feedback from enrollment through graduation.
The process of enrolling in any degree program can be complicated and confusing. It is important that the school you choose can help you through the various enrollment steps and get you on your way to earning your degree. Our enrollment counselors are available to help you through the application process. They assist in collecting your information and documents, such as transcripts, resumes, references and other enrollment materials.
As one of our RN to BSN students, you can start your bachelor’s program in the fall or spring semester. We accept applications on a rolling basis. You can enroll part time or full time, depending on your professional and personal schedule. Depending on previously earned college credits and course load per term, it’s possible for you to complete your degree in as few as 16 to 18 months.
Deciding which online college to attend as an RN to BSN student is an important decision. When exploring your online program options, it is important to keep in mind the qualities of a great nursing program. At Notre Dame College Online, we understand the unique needs of nursing professionals like you who choose to continue their education, so we work to provide the resources and tools you need to be successful.
These are the admissions requirements for our RN to BSN program:
- Complete the online application
- Admission to Notre Dame College
- Associate degree or diploma in nursing – program must be accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Verification of an active RN license in the state of residence
- Completion of prerequisite and support courses with a grade of C or higher, must be completed prior to graduation from the RN to BSN program.
- Copy of official transcript