The Nursing Program (RN To BSN) - American Public University

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The Nursing Program (RN To BSN) - American Public University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

(RN to BSN): 121 semester hours

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 SEMESTER HOURS/13 COURSES)

Courses Include:

Foundations of Online Learning (3 hours)

English (6 hours)

History (6 hours)

Literature & Humanities (6 hours)

Political & Social Sciences (9 hours)

Science & Mathematics (11 hours)

ELECTIVES (12 SEMESTER HOURS/4 COURSES)

Students may choose from other courses not taken to meet required,

core, or major requirements.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Associate degree in nursing or diploma degree in nursing

Active registered nursing license

Statistics (3 hours)

Students fulfill 30 semester hour requirements by having a current, active

registered nursing license and an associate degree in nursing

CORE COURSES (32 SEMESTER HOURS/10 COURSES)

Students must take 10 core courses:

Professional Transitions in Nursing

Assessment, Evaluation, and Clinical Decision Making

Caring for Today’s Veterans

Integrated Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology I

Integrated Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology II

Science of Evidence-Based Practice

Transformational Leadership and Cultures of Safety

Emerging Scholarship and Trends in Healthcare

Community Health I

Community Health II

A GLOBAL

COMMUNIT Y

MORE THAN 100,000 SCHOLARS STRONG

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (RN-BSN)

CAPSTONE COURSE (3 SEMESTER HOURS)

Senior Seminar in Nursing Studies

Questions Contact us

info@apus.edu 1-877-777-9081

Mon.-Thur. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST or Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, visit StudyatAPU.com/nursing

American Public University is part of the regionally accredited American Public University

System and is certified to operate by SCHEV.

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The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


What sets American Public University apart

You can complete your degree from virtually anywhere on earth. We enable you

to fit a quality education into your life. The university system is regionally accredited

and has been nationally recognized for effective practices in online education.

Affordable

• Undergraduate tuition is $250 per credit hour/$750 per 3-semester hour course.

• Undergraduate book grant provides e-books and other course reading materials at

no cost for undergraduate-level courses for credit.

100% Online Convenience

• Classes start monthly and are offered in 8 and/or 16-week sessions. All nursing

courses are offered in 8-week sessions.

• Study on your terms. Classes operate on a weekly schedule with no specific login

times during the week. You are free to manage your daily commitments with required

coursework – as long as you meet your assigned deadlines.

Faculty are real-world leaders

• Our faculty include practitioners and scholars who bring real-world leadership and

passion into the classroom.

• Many are working in or have retired from leadership roles in government, business and

non-profit organizations, healthcare and public health facilities, as well as fire and

emergency services.

ANNUAL COST FOR FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

$8,038

$9,865

$13,793 OUR TOTAL COST

PUBLIC, IN-STATE

OTHER ONLINE INSTITUTIONS

Our combined tuition, fees, and books are roughly 20% less for undergraduate

students than the average published in-state cost at a public university. Among

the 10 leading providers of online education, we are an average of 42% lower for

undergraduate students.

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Tuition figures based on lowest possible tuition rates for ten leading regionally accredited providers of online education. Instate

tuition information provided by the College Board. Undergraduate tuition assumes 10 classes per year over 4 years, with

bachelor’s degrees requiring between 120 and 124 semester hours (39-40 courses and 1-4 labs) depending on the program.

Is the application process complicated

Our 5 step admissions process walks you through applying for admission,

completing your new student orientation, requesting a transfer credit evaluation,

applying for Federal Student Aid, and registering for classes.

Our Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) resources include:

• Preliminary Transfer Credit Review: A service provided to show you how previous

education or training can help you achieve your education goal.

• Transfer Equivalency Database (TED): A database of thousands of transfer credit

equivalencies designed to be used as an unofficial guideline to potential credit award.

• Transfer Credit Results Resource: A self-service tool to help you further understand the

details of your transfer credit evaluation results.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate program at American Public University System is accredited by

the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite

530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Degree-Specific Admission Requirements are:

• Documentation of employment in a clinical nursing practice on official letterhead

• Associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing

• An unrestricted Registered Nursing License

We accept up to 91 hours of transfer credit toward your bachelor’s degree. Includes CCAF, AARTS,

and SMARTS military transcripts; CLEP; DANTES; ACE-evaluated training; and POST programs.

I love being a nurse

and always wanted my

degree. Thanks to the

University’s flexibility, I am

proud to have my bachelor’s

of science in nursing.

- Gabrielle Harrison

Gabrielle Harrison earned her bachelor’s degree following a

distinguished 30-year nursing career working in emergency room,

cardiac unit, and homecare services. She chose the RN to BSN (Bachelor

of Science in Nursing) program accredited by the Commission on

Collegiate Nursing Education. The flexible transfer credit program

also enabled her to use credits earned at the beginning of her career.

Gabrielle proves that education is a lifelong passion and that it’s never

too late to go back to college.

The transfer credit process is designed to help you each step of the way. To get started today, visit StudyatAPU.com/nursing

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