Overview of Loyola’s Year-Round RN-to-BSN Online Program
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.
The 120 hour curriculum consists of four separate areas: transfer credits (maximum of 66 credit hours), nursing courses (24 credit hours), University Core requirements (6 - 18 credit hours), and a Professional Nursing ePortfolio (maximum of 25 credits). RN to BSN students must complete a minimum of 30 credits online through Loyola.
Maximum total 66 credit hours
30 nursing credits
36 general education credits
Nursing Course Requirements:
24 credit hours
|GNUR 207A: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice|
|GNUR 204: Bridge Course: Nursing Concepts|
|CMAN 375: Community Health|
|CMAN 375L: Community Health: Lab|
|GNUR 360: Nursing Research: For Evidence-based Practice|
|GNUR 338A: Health Assessment|
|GNUR 383: Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice|
|GNUR 361: Nursing Ethics|
University Core Requirements:
6–18 credit hours
Requirements may be fulfilled by general education transfer credit. A minimum of 6 credits of university core requirements must be completed online through Loyola.
|Quantitative Knowledge, PSYC 304: Statistics|
|Loyola's Mission, THEO 190: Ignatian Traditions|
Professional Nursing Portfolio Requirement:
Maximum of 25 credit hours
Students are required to earn credits through a Professional Nursing ePortfolio, up to 25 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.
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.
RN-BSN Program Plan (Full Time)
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.
RN-BSN Program Plan (Part Time)
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, accelerated learning for working professionals looking to further their careers in a shorter time.