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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program at Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited

 

through the Accrediting Council
for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

AND

 The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036,
(202)887-6791.

Approved by:
Virginia State Board of Nursing

RN to BSN (for licensed RN's)

  • 98% retention rate
  • Most cost effective in the region
  • Convenient Online Classes

Questions?
757.388.5745
admissions@sentara.edu

Now Accepting Applications
for January 2015.

This program was designed for licensed Registered Nurses who are seeking to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. 

In response to the evolving changes in nursing and in healthcare, there is a nation-wide initiative to increase the number of Baccalaureate prepared nurses to 80% by 2020.  Sentara College recognizes the importance of class offerings that accommodate the working individual.  Our online classes can be taken at a pace that is suitable to the student’s schedule.

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About the RN to BSN

  • Must posess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
  • Convenient online classes to accomodate working schedules.
  • Offered 2 times per year - January and August  
  • Can be completed on a full time or part time basis
  • RN to BSN students are awarded 48 advanced placement credits
  • Please note:  Due to requirements for state authorization to provide distance learning outside the state of Virginia, we are currently only accepting RN-BSN applicants from Virginia. Further, due to state authorization programs outside of Virginia, if a student enrolls in our program and moves to another state while in our program, he/she would have to withdraw.

Admission Requirements

  • All coursework must be completed with a “C-” or higher from an accredited institution.
  • Sentara College does not expire general education courses.

RN to BSN – see list of courses below for general education requirements.

For RN to BSN, candidates must have a minimum of 25 credit hours of general education requirements or proof of degree listed below to apply for admission.  RN to BSN candidates must have all applicable general education courses listed on below completed prior to starting. 

General Education Requirements   
Chemistry with lab     4 credits   
Anatomy and Physiology I    4 credits  
Anatomy and Physiology II    4 credits
Statistics    3 credits
Developmental Psychology    3 credits
English Composition I    3 credits  
English Composition II    3 credits
Microbiology with lab    4 credits
Oral Communication    3 credits
Ethics    3 credits
Introduction to Sociology    3 credits
Introduction to Psychology    3 credits
Fine Arts elective    3 credits
History Elective    3 credits
Humanities elective    3 credits

TOTAL    49*

For transcripts reviews, please join us for an Academic Planning and Information Session or online WebEx.

Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES approved organization first.
Please click here for information on local college general education equivalents.


ATTENTION SECOND DEGREE APPLICANTS:

RN to BSN candidates who can provide proof of one of the following degrees may qualify to have GENERAL EDUCATION & pre-requisite credits from the first degree applied toward the requirements for the BSN -- allowing you to START YOUR BSN IMMEDIATELY!
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts and Sciences               
Associate of Science
Any Bachelor’s degree            

 

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Admission Process

1. There are no deadlines to apply.  Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis (rolling admissions).  Submit the application along with $85 (administrative processing fee), $100 (class deposit) and college transcripts.

2. No preadmission testing is required.

3. ALL official transcripts for all general education course requirements due prior to beginning coursework with Sentara CollegeStudents will not be allowed to start classes unless the College has official transcripts.

Tuition and Fees

  • In-state and Out-of-State tuition, fees, and expenses are the same.
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  GI Bill and VA Benefits can also be used.  Please see our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • Additional expenses such as textbooks and supplies are the responsibility of the student. 

Please note:  Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.

Total program tuition (2014) - SENTARA EMPLOYEES = $10,530 (30 credits); NON-SENTARA EMPLOYEES = $15,360 (30 credits) Book costs (new) - approximately $1,443