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RN to BSN Program (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Program is designed for students seeking career advancement and professional growth. The program also prepares students for graduate education.

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Advanced Placement for RNs

Endicott College offers an advanced placement program for RNs interested in earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing.  This program is run on a space available basis requiring 10 students are enrolled annually.  RNs may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Most RNs are required to complete only one course with a clinical practice component. RNs who have entered the program without current practice in nursing may need to complete an additional clinical internship.

The Endicott RN to BSN Program offers the advantages of private education: small classes and personal attention. Financial aid and scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students with a minimum enrollment of six credits. The College offers state of the art computer technology and learning aids, including access to the Internet from your home or from campus.

BSN Curriculum for RNs

The following courses must be completed before or during matriculation at Endicott.

Writing Based Elective 3cr
SCN201 *Anatomy & Physiology I^ 4cr
SCN202 *Anatomy & Physiology II^ 4cr
SCN207 Microbiology^ 4cr
PSY100 *General Psychology 3cr
PSY110 Lifespan 3cr
Social Science 3cr
*Arts & Humanities 3cr
Nutrition^ 3cr

30 credits

Nursing Transfer Credit: Up to 39 credits will be awarded for previous nursing course work after successful completion of NU305 RN Role Transition (and challenge exams when required) in lieu of NU110, NU210, NU211, NU309, NU310, NU311 and NU410.

Third Year
Semester One - Fall
NU 305 RN Role Transition 3 cr.
NU 302 Health Assessment 3 cr.
MTH210 Quantitative Reasoning 3 cr.
*Elective 4 cr.

13 Credits

Semester Two - Spring
NU 307 Pharmacology^  3 cr.
SCN 335 Pathophysiology 3 cr.
NU 306 Nursing Research 3 cr.
*Art & Humanities 3 cr.
*Elective 3 cr.

15 Credits

Fourth Year
Semester One - Fall
LA 400 * Senior Seminar 3 cr.
*Art & Humanities 3 cr.
*Elective 3 cr.
*Elective 3 cr.
NU 408 Leadership and 
Mgmt. in Nursing 3 cr.

15 Credits

Semester Two - Spring
NU 411 Community Health Nursing 5 cr.
NU 415 *Nursing Capstone 3 cr.
INT 400 Nursing Internship 3 cr.
Elective 3 cr.

14 Credits

* Core Requirement
^=challenge exam available for RNs only
Semester One courses are offered in the Fall; Semester Two Courses are offered in the Spring
Designated Writing Course

Please Note:  A minimum of 43 credits and 24 of the last 30 credits must be taken at Endicott to receive a degree.

RN Admission Criteria

Registered nurses desiring admission into the Endicott College Bachelor degree program must meet the following criteria:

1. Current RN licensure in Massachusetts,

2. Graduation, with a GPA of 2.5 or better, from an NLNAC accredited Associate degree or diploma nursing program within five years of matriculation at Endicott College.

Applicants who completed their basic nursing program more than five years ago or who did not graduate from an ACEN accredited program must successfully complete proficiency exams prior to enrollment in nursing courses. Applicants who have two years (full-time equivalent) clinical experience within the last five years may request a waiver for the related portion of the proficiency exam.

Registered Nurses only may receive credit through challenge exams for:
Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition, and Pathophysiology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse about the health needs and problems of patients, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
  2. Promote the rights of patients, families, groups and the community in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications of the nursing profession.
  3. Utilize research findings in nursing practice.
  4. Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing while implementing the nursing process to promote health of patients, families, groups and the community.
  5. Integrate nursing and related theories and research in nursing practice to perform therapeutic nursing interventions and implement teaching-learning principles to promote, maintain and restore health for diverse patients in a variety of settings, across the health/illness continuum.
  6. Provide culturally competent nursing care.
  7. Use technology to provide patient-centered care.
  8. Communicate within the conventions of the discipline of nursing.
  9. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members within the context of the healthcare environment.
  10. Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
  11. Integrate leadership and management skills in health care systems promoting the professional role of nursing and the delivery of safe and quality health care.
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