This program is designed to advance your studies as a professional nurse in the health care system.
Endicott College's RN to BSN program is a degree completion program. It is designed for those with a registered nurse license that is current and unrestricted. Providing a solid base in a liberal education, this program will strengthen your critical competencies. These include evidence-based care, health promotion, disease prevention, and the use of technology to enhance your clinical and professional development. Courses are available to meet your busy schedules, based on-site in Beverly, Mass., and at area hospitals. A 100 percent online RN to BSN program will be available starting Fall 2020.
- Accelerated RN to BSN program completion in just 15-16 months
- Up to 85 transfer credits accepted
- Advisor available in-person, every day
- Affordable RN to BSN tuition, no hidden fees
- Cohesive cohort-model promotes peer interaction and support
To view additional program application requirements please see the Curriculum tab.
Candidates for Van Loan School's undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:
Completed undergraduate application;
- Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
- Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
- Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
- Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
- Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 6 Endicott credits.
Additional Admission Requirements for the R.N. to B.S. in Nursing:
- Official transcript of the Associate of Science or comparable course- work that led to the registered nurse license;
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better from an ACEN accredited associate's degree program or diploma is required.
- A basic statistics course.
Note: Applicants who did not graduate from a ACEN-accredited program must complete proficiency examinations prior to enrollment in nursing courses. Applicants may complete either the ACT/PEP Examinations, Adult Nursing, Maternal/ Child Health in Nursing, Baccalaureate and Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing with a standard score of 45 or better on each exam OR the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (ACE) II RN-BSN: Care of the Adult Client, Care of the Client During Childbearing and Care of the Child or, Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder, with a decision score of 75 or better on each exam.
International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.
All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analytic skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse about the health needs and problems of diverse individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
- Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing to promote health of individuals, families, groups and the community.
- Utilize research findings in nursing practice.
- Promote the rights of individuals, families, groups and the communities in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications of the nursing profession.
- Effectively communicate in oral and written form within the conventions of the discipline of nursing.
- Utilize technology to provide client centered care in diverse health care settings.
- Implement nursing and related theories and research in nursing practice to perform therapeutic nursing interventions to prevent illness, promote, maintain and restore health for diverse clients in a variety of settings across the health/illness continuum.
- Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
- Integrate leadership and management skills while promoting the professional role of nursing and the delivery of quality health care within the health care system.
- Provide culturally competent care in the care of individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Individual and Society Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
Open Electives - 11 cr.BIO 201 - Anatomy and Physiology IBIO 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I LabBIO 202 - Anatomy and Physiology IIBIO 202L - Anatomy and Physiology II LabBIO 292 - MicrobiologyBIO 292L - Microbiology LabBIO 335 - PathophysiologyENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing IENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing IIMTH 126 - Applied StatisticsNU 210 - Fundamentals of NursingNU 211 - Care of AdultsNU 230 - Health AssessmentNU 305 - RN Role TransitionNU 306 - Nursing ResearchNU 307 - PharmacologyNU 316 - Psychosocial NursingNU 313 - Care of Childbearing FamiliesNU 314 - Care of ChildrenNU 400 - Nursing Internship and SeminarNU 408 - Leadership and Management in NursingNU 410 - Acute Care NursingNU 411 - Community/Population Health NursingNU 489 - Senior Thesis INU 490 - Senior Thesis IIPE 210 - Nutrition
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits
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From RN to BSN to M.S.N.
The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). For more information, contact ACEN: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404-975-5000 and Fax: 404-975-5020.