RN to BSN Online Degree Program

About the Program

If you are a licensed Registered Nurse who would like a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, then the RN to BSN Program is for you.

The Sentara College RN to BSN Program is an online program, to help you balance your work schedule with your educational goals. Our online classes can be taken at a pace that suits your personal and professional schedule.

When you choose Sentara College of Health Sciences, you join a nursing program that has provided exceptional education for over 125 years. We created Norfolk’s first nursing program in 1892 at the 24-bed “Retreat for the Sick” that has since grown into the acclaimed Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Your Educational Experience

As a student, you’ll learn online at your own pace. The RN to BSN Program is designed for working RNs, so it’s flexible. You will study part-time, and you'll enjoy your summers off. And while there is no patient care clinical, there is a clinical requirement.

Career Opportunities With Your BSN

Bachelor's-prepared Registered Nurses can enjoy greater upward mobility and more employment options than RNs who lack a bachelor's degree. In many healthcare settings, a BSN establishes you as someone deserving of notice. 

Registered Nurses work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, like hospitals, clinics, long-term facilities, physician’s offices, and health agencies. Registered Nurses are in critically short supply across the country, so the need is great, and stability is exceptional.

As a Registered Nurse, you will provide and coordinate client care, working closely with the physicians and other members of the healthcare team. You will assess client needs, develop plans of care, administer treatments, provide client education, and direct a variety of multi-skilled caregivers. Registered Nursing incorporates the administration, management, and evaluation of healthcare to clients across the life span, from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and in various healthcare settings.

RN to BSN Program at a Glance

  • Now accepting applications for January 2020
  • To apply, you must possess a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
  • We offer convenient online classes to accommodate your working schedule
  • You can be admitted to the Program in January or August  
  • The Program is part-time and includes no summer classes
  • No additional patient care clinicals
  • Sentara College is pleased to welcome students who live in any state that participates in NC-SARA
  • Tuition, fees and expenses 

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Accreditations & Certifications

Sentara College and the RN to BSN Online Degree Program are accredited and certified by:

Sentara College of Health Sciences is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Sentara College of Health Sciences is certified to operate an institution of postsecondary education in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Sentara College of Health Sciences' Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

Sentara College of Health Sciences operates under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Find Out If You´re Eligible to Apply

Have you graduated high school or equivalent?

Please click below to review the criteria for the Early Admission to Undergraduate Programs BSN. 

 

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Are you a current US citizen or permanent resident?

We are only able to accept citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Will you be 18 years of age by the first day of classes?

You have to be 18 by the first day of classes. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Are you a licensed RN?

Do you have a bachelor's degree?

Do you have a BSN Degree?

Did you complete college level statistics with a "C-" or better, and graduate with a 2.0 GPA or better?

Have you taken some college level courses?

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "B-" or higher?


-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Microbiology w/lab

-Nutrition

-Statistics

Do you have an associate degree? (If you have an Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Science, or a technical degree, please click "no".)

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

You qualify for our Clinical Nurse Leader program! Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.

You can apply to our MENP program!  (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

Do you have an associate degree? (If you have an Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Science, or a technical degree, please click "no.")

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments for the RN to BSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "C-" or higher?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II 

-Statistics

Have you taken some college level courses?

Do you have all of the following prerequisites with a "C-" or higher?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Statistics

You can apply to our BSN program! You have met the minimum qualifications to apply. (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.) Also, prior to beginning our Program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a "C-" or higher.

At this time you have not completed the necessary requirements for our MSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information

Did you take 42 credits of non nursing course work with a "C-" or better?

Have you completed at least 25 credits from the following courses?

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-Statistics

-Developmental Psychology or Child Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Microbiology w/lab

-Oral Communication

-Ethics

-Introduction to Psychology

-Introduction to Sociology

-Fine Arts Elective

-Humanities Elective

You can apply to our MENP program!  (Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.)

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

To apply, you'll need the following courses:
 

-Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab

-College Chemistry w/lab

-Developmental Psychology

-English Composition I

-English Composition II

-Statistics

 

...and at least 10 additional credits from these general education classes:

 

-Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab

-Fine Art Elective

-Health, Medical, Bio, or Social Ethics

-Nutrition

-Humanities Elective

-Introduction to Psychology

-Introduction to Sociology

-Microbiology w/lab

-Oral Communication

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

You can apply to our BSN program! Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application. Also, prior to beginning our program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a "C-" or higher.

You can apply to our BSN program! Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application. Also, prior to beginning our program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a "C-" or higher.

You can apply to our RN to BSN program! Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application.

At this time you have not completed the necessary requirements for the RN to BSN program. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

At this time you have not completed the necessary requiremments. Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

You can apply to our RN to BSN program! Transferability of coursework is not guaranteed and is only official after review from our Admissions Advisor. It is recommended that you receive a transcript review from our Recruitment Team prior to submitting your application. Also, prior to beginning our program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a "C-" or higher.

General Education Checklist

(General education requirements subject to change without notice.)

First Degree Seeking: A minimum of 30 credits, to include “X” classes, need to be completed to apply.
Second Degree Seeking: “X" classes need to be completed to apply.

All remaining “O” classes for both First Degree and Second Degree Seeking applicants must be completed prior to beginning the RN to BSN Program.

Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab (4 Credits)    
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab (4 Credits)    
Statistics (3 credits)    
Developmental Psychology (3 credits)    
English Composition I (3 credits)    
English Composition II (3 credits)    
Microbiology w/lab (4 credits)    
Health, Medical, Bio or Social Ethics (3 credits)    
Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)    
Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)    
Oral Communication (3 credits)    
Fine Art Elective (3 credits)    
Humanities Elective (3 credits)    

For transcripts reviews, please join us for an Academic Planning and Information Session or Walk-in Transcript Evaluation.

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

Transfer Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: These lists contain courses currently offered at local and online colleges and are intended as a quick reference guide only. This is not necessarily a complete list at the referenced college and does not take the place of a transcript review from our College. Other courses at the referenced colleges below may satisfy our general education course requirements. Sentara College of Health Sciences will assist you with approval of general education courses not on the below list.

All coursework must be completed with a "C-" or higher.

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