No. The courses required are those you took during your Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program. The other required courses can be taken at CBU.
First, you must be a licensed RN. Next, we recommend you read the RN to BSN website in its entirety to familiarize yourself with the admission and prerequisite requirements. If you need your transcripts to be reviewed to make sure you have met all prerequisites, please contact Nursing Office at (901) 321-3339 or email@example.com.
Preference is given to those meeting the admission deadlines of April 1 (Fall Enrollment) and November 1 (Spring Enrollment). RN to BSN candidates must submit all applications, transcripts, and drug screen and background check by these dates for priority consideration. Applications are accepted year-round for the RN to BSN entering classes.
The online courses cost the same per credit hour as regular courses.
Please see the Curriculum web page.
No. The clinical practicum during the second and third semester takes approximately six-eight hours per week, performed outside of normal job duties.
Yes. The clinical course instructor works with the student to provide an optimal practice setting and practicum. The assignment may be at any health facility that meets the clinical placement requirements, including your work environment but not your area of focus.
Assume a minimum of four hours per week for the didactic portion of the course, and an average of eight hours per week for clinical practicum.
Minimum computer recommendations for CBU can be found on our webpage. You will also need reliable Internet access and be able to view videos.
We recommend you have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word features, and PowerPoint before taking online courses. You will need a good working knowledge of all applications processes of the Internet browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox) and search engines (such as Google, Bing or Yahoo). Other software that may be necessary includes Adobe Acrobat Reader, Real Player and/or QuickTime, email and sending attachments.
An Advisor in the College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) will be assigned upon admission.
Licensed RNs who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field are also eligible for the CBU nursing program. Your advisor will evaluate your transcript.
Please contact Nursing Office at (901) 321-3339 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Fax number is (901) 321-3344.