Program Overview

    Primary Features:

    • OC’s RN to BSN program has a strong Christian leadership component throughout the entire program.
    • You will meet all the faculty and peers in your cohort in person.
    • Our program is all online after the first-day orientation and dinner.
    • Two courses will be offered every eight weeks with flexible assignment dates.
    • The entire program can be completed in 16 months, including the anticipated general education course requirements.
    • The first cohort starts in May 2014.
    • The normal $25 application fee is waived for all RN to BSN applicants!

      Admission Requirements:

      1. Official transcripts verifying an AA or AS degree-maximum of 65 credit hours can be transferred from a 2-year college.
      2. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.5.
      3. Copy of current United States RN licensure from the state in which you are implementing the required practicum assignments.
      4. Copy of current health insurance.
      5. Copy of current immunizations.
      6. In good standing with the Board of Nursing in state of current licensure.
      7. Documentation of a minimum of 2 years of experience working as an RN from your employer.
      8. Access to a computer and high-speed Internet.

      Progression:

      1. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to progress within the nursing program.
      2. Students must comply with the nursing RN to BSN program policies and procedures.

      Graduation Requirements:

      1. A minimum of 126 credit hour equivalents are required for graduation with a BSN degree from OC. Credit for general education requirements must be met as determined by degree audit by the OC Registrar’s Office after review of all official college transcripts.
      2. The following general education courses will be offered online as part of the RN to BSN degree completion program, unless these course requirements already have been met: Microbiology; Statistics; Humanities; 6 hours of Bible: Urban Missions and Bible Capstone course.
      3. If a student has an AAS degree in nursing, the Oklahoma Board of Regents requires additional general education requirements.
      4. Applicants will receive credit as needed for the following prerequisite courses, plus 2000-level and 3000-level nursing courses (with the exception of Missions), based on ”extracurricular experiences”: completion of an associate’s degree in nursing, successful passage of NCLE-RN, and meeting annual education requirements of healthcare facilities:
      • 6 hours - Anatomy and Physiology
      • 3 hours - Chemistry
      • 3 hours - Nutrition
      • 3 hours - Developmental Psychology
      • 3 hours - College Algebra                           

      Nursing Core Curriculum (33 hours):

      • Transition to Christian Servant Leadership: Expanding the Nurses Role
      • Transforming Care: Nursing Theory in Practice
      • Health Care Missions & Christian Service Strategies
      • Pathophysiology
      • Treatment Modalities
      • Health Promotion and Wellness
      • Go Into All the World: Community Nursing Across the Health Continuum
      • Nursing Research
      • Contemporary Christian Nursing Leadership
      • Trends & Issues for Professional Nursing Practice
      • Nursing Capstone

      Questions? Email Rhea Lee, RN to BSN Coordinator.

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