LYDIA GREEN NURSING PROGRAM: R.N to B.S. DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
FACULTY: Vicki Aaberg, Gaylene Altman, Susan Casey, Erla Champ-Gibson, Mary Coucoules, Kathy Fitzsimmons, Chris Henshaw, Lucille Kelley, Jim Mitre, Heidi Monroe, Eileen Owen-Williams, Carol Redfield, Kathy Stetz
For additional information about the School of Health Sciences, visit Health Sciences.
Registered nurses from diploma and associate degree programs who wish to complete a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing:
- Contact the R.N. to B.S. office (email@example.com) to request the information/application packet.
- Send official or unofficial copies of transcripts to the R.N. to B.S. office for a preliminary evaluation.
- Make appointment with the director of the R.N. to B.S. program.
- Complete the admission requirements for acceptance to the R.N. to B.S. Degree Completion program.
Applicants are encouraged to get a direct transfer agreement associate degree (DTA) at a Washington community college in order to complete the general education requirements necessary for graduation from the University. The DTA degree must be completed prior to matriculation at SPU.
Admission to the program is based upon the applicant’s total profile.
- An earned diploma or associate degree in nursing from a state-approved or nationally accredited nursing program.
- Unencumbered Washington state R.N. license.
- Admission to the University is based upon a 2.5 cumulative GPA and to the School of Health Sciences is based upon 2.75 GPA in the natural and social sciences and nursing courses.
- No prerequisites required.
- Foreign language requirement waived.
- No time limit on previous coursework.
- Seattle Pacific University R.N. to B.S. Degree Completion program application
- $45 application fee
- All official transcripts (includes high school and college/university)
- Professional recommendation form
- Personal recommendation form
Applications to the program are reviewed at any time. Call the R.N. to B.S. office at 206-281-2027 or 800-329-1141 (toll free), or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see when the next class starts and for the information application packet.
The Academic and Student Affairs Committee evaluates applications
on the basis of previous coursework and professional qualifications judged
necessary for nursing. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the natural and
social-science prerequisite courses is expected.
The typical part-time, off-campus eight-quarter program of study is designed for the working registered nurse.
International students who are registered nurses in another
country must pass the TOEFL (if English is not the first language)
and the foreign nurse examination (CGFNS) prior to beginning
coursework and in preparation to take the NCLEX-RN, if not currently licensed in the United States.
Requirements for the R.N. to B.S. Degree Completion
Minimum of 180 credits, which include:
80 Nursing credits:
- 45 advanced placement credits granted for prior licensure exam (NCLEX-RN or State Board Test Pool Exam)
- 35 credits upper-division required nursing courses
- 5 credits in statistics
100 (minimum) General Education and Foundation credits:
General-education credits may be obtained at SPU, another college or university, or community college.
- Maximum of 90 credits can be transferred from a community college.
- At least 60 of the required 180 credits must be upper-division classes.
- At least 45 credits must be earned as a matriculated SPU student.
- Last 15 credits prior to degree completion must be earned through SPU.
- Satisfactory completion of nursing major.
After a transcript evaluation, an appropriate curriculum plan will be made in light of general education requirements, nursing practice, and individual needs.
Tuition is offered at a special off-campus rate. Costs are subject to change by Seattle Pacific University at any time; tuition adjustment increases will be made each summer. Contact the R.N. to B.S. office for current tuition rate.
Students who need financial assistance should contact the Office of Student Financial Services. Students are encouraged to apply to local medical societies, nursing organizations such as the Washington State Nurses Foundation, or community organizations such as Rotary.
Many hospitals offer tuition reimbursement programs. Scholarship information is also available online and in the scholarship notebook in School of Health Sciences. The School of Health Sciences has a number of endowed scholarships given every year through the generosity of foundations, alumni, and individuals.
Need to know when a non-nursing course is being offered? Check the 2010-11 Time Schedule.
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