Introduction

Quinnipiac’s online RN to BSN program prepares the current and next generation of nursing professionals to provide the highest levels of health care for all patient populations, and lead impactful, positive change at the point of care in any clinical environment.

Overview

Advance your nursing career, and prepare for leadership roles

Our online RN to BSN program develops an advanced set of versatile skills and leadership capabilities meant to build on your current experience as a nursing professional. The program is completed entirely online in a flexible format meant to accommodate the unpredictable schedule that comes with being a practicing nurse.

Our program is meant to develop leaders at the point of care, and emphasizes the practical skills needed to elevate the quality of patient care in any setting. The curriculum explores a number of contemporary issues in nursing, as well as how to leverage research and evidence-based practice to care for a diverse, aging population. Each course is led by the same experienced faculty members who teach on campus for the School of Nursing.

Students entering the program are able to transfer up to 88 credits and have the opportunity to complete the program at an accelerated pace. Additionally, those interested in continuing on to master’s level studies may complete an RN to MSN in Operational Leadership pathway that allows them to complete both the BSN and MSN in as little as two years.

About Online Learning

Flexible scheduling meets world-class education

Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.

Curriculum and Requirements

RN to BSN Completion Program (online)

Nursing Major Requirements

Students take 31 required credits for the nursing major: nursing courses (28 credits), and an open elective (3 credits) or NUR 540. All nursing courses are offered online.  Fieldwork is a required component of several courses to successfully complete this program of study. Students finish with up to 10 credits toward their MSN. If they don’t take NUR 540, they have 7 credits toward their MSN.

Graduation Requirement: 120 credits

Transfer Credit from Associate’s Degree 170
Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses as needed20
Quinnipiac Required Nursing Courses
Elective(s) as needed3

Fall Start 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
NUR 382 Nursing Science and Information Literacy 3
NUR 412 Health Assessment 3
 Credits6
Spring Semester
NUR 410 Integrative Health and Healing 3
NUR 480 Interprofessional Practice and Quality Improvement 3
 Credits6
Summer Semester
Summer Session 1
 
NUR 478 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 542 Introduction to Health Care Finance 2
Summer Session 2
 
NUR 500 Biostatistics 1
NUR 516 Health Policy and Organizational Systems 2
 Credits8
Second Year
Fall Semester
NUR 484 Community and Population Health Nursing with Fieldwork 3
NUR 540 Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional 3
 Credits6
Spring Semester
NUR 486 Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice 3
NUR 514 Epidemiology and Population Health 2
 Credits5
 Total Credits31

Spring Start

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Spring SemesterCredits
NUR 410 Integrative Health and Healing 3
NUR 480 Interprofessional Practice and Quality Improvement 3
 Credits6
Summer Semester
Summer Session 2
 
NUR 500 Biostatistics 1
NUR 516 Health Policy and Organizational Systems 2
 Credits3
Fall Semester
NUR 382 Nursing Science and Information Literacy 3
NUR 412 Health Assessment 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring Semester
NUR 486 Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice 3
NUR 514 Epidemiology and Population Health 2
 Credits5
Summer Semester
Summer Session 1
 
NUR 478 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 542 Introduction to Health Care Finance 2
 Credits5
Fall Semester
NUR 484 Community and Population Health Nursing with Fieldwork 3
NUR 540 Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits31

The nursing curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines.

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Note: if less than 90 credits are awarded, then Advanced Core courses and/or electives are required.

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Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The bachelor of science in nursing program, the master of science in nursing program, and the doctor of nursing practice program at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.