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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 can attend part-time or full-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 August 2018
  • 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  
  • You have the choice to study full-time or part-time 
  • 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

Are you currently a licensed RN?

Please click below to review the criteria for the Traditional BSN Program.

 

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Are you a current US Citizen or Permanent Resident?

We are unable to accept non-citizens or permanent residents. For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Which state do you reside in?

For the purpose of testing, Alabama, Alaska, and Arkansas are NC-SARA states

At this time we cannot accept your application.

 

For more information please contact our Recruitment Office.

Do you currently have one of the following?


Associate of Science, Associate of Art or Bachelor’s Degree

We are here to help you!

Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

First Time Degree Seeker


In order to apply, you are required to have completed a minimum of
25 credits from our required courses, all with a “C-” or higher.
Have you completed at least 9 of the following?

Please click all of the classes you have completed below. If you are unsure if you have completed the required courses, click 'I Don't Know' below.

Second Degree Seeker


In order to apply, you are required to submit proof of eligible degree and have completed a minimum of 42 credits of non-nursing classes with a “C-” or higher. Do you meet this requirement?

Yes, you can apply!


Thank you. 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 Nursing Program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a “C -” or higher.

 

Also, prior to beginning our Nursing Program you are required to complete any remaining prerequisites with a“C-” or higher.

We are here to help you!

Please contact our Recruitment Office for more information.

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

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)    
Chemistry 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)    
History 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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