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The 120 hour curriculum consists of four separate areas: transfer credits, nursing courses, university Core requirements, and a Professional Nursing ePortfolio. RN to BSN students must complete a minimum of 33 credits online through Loyola.
Loyola's RN-to-BSN online program fast tracks your bachelor's degree. It is specially designed to include previous education and current work experience.
Maximum total 66 credit hours
30 nursing credits
36 general education credits
Nursing Course Requirements:
30 credit hours
|CMAN 375: Community Health|
|GNUR 307: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice|
|GNUR 338A: Health Assessment|
|GNUR 344: Quality and Safety|
|GNUR 356: Nursing Infomatics|
|GNUR 360: Nursing Research: For Evidence-based Practice|
|GNUR 361: Nursing Ethics|
|GNUR 363: Health Care Transitions|
|GNUR 383: Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice|
|GNUR 390: Integrative Clinical Practicum|
University Core Requirements:
3–24 credit hours
Requirements may be fulfilled by general education transfer credit.
|Quantitative Knowledge, PSYC 304: Statistics|
|Loyola's Mission, THEO 190: Ignatian Traditions|
Professional Nursing Portfolio Requirement:
Maximum of 18 credit hours
Students are required to earn credits through a Professional Nursing ePortfolio, up to 18 credits depending on professional accomplishments. If a student does not meet the needed credits from the ePortfolio, additional credits must be earned from Loyola courses. Elective or core courses may satisfy a portion of this requirement. Download information about the Professional Nursing Portfolio Requirement.
Program Plan Options
Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available to online RN to BSN students. Each course is 3 credit hours and taught over 6-8 weeks.
Full-Time Program Plan
Full-time students complete a total of 12 credit hours each semester and take 2 courses each session. The full-time program plan may be completed in a minimum of one academic year if all core courses transfer in at the time of admission. Download the Full-Time Program Plan.
Part-Time Program Plan
Part-time students complete a total of 6 credit hours each semester and take 1 course each session. The part-time program plan may be completed in a minimum of two academic years if all core courses transfer in at the time of admission. Download the Part-Time Program Plan.
The 2010 U.S. Department of Education Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies found that online students performed better than in a traditional face-to-face instruction, especially when the instruction was collaborative.
Our 100% online program is delivered by qualified and trained professionals. The carefully structured curriculum focuses on interactive learning for working professionals looking to further their careers in a shorter time.
If you have questions about the program, application requirements, or would like a transfer credit evaluation, contact Shannon Yeager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312.915.8859 to schedule a phone appointment.