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FAQ's

 

How can I get more information about the program?

Please email nursing@grayson.edu

 

Do I have to have my RN license to take BSN courses?

Yes - this is a post-licensure program.  We will allow you to take one course (NURS 3244) prior to having your RN license, but you must show proof of licensure to continue with BSN courses.  You may take the general academic non-nursing courses in the degree plan with no RN license.

 

Does a student have to be accepted to the program?

Yes - admission requirements include: 1) proof of an unencumbered RN license  2) cummulative college GPA of 2.5 or greater 3) submission of Grayson College application and all college transcripts

 

Are classes offered every semester?

Yes - classes will be offered every Fall, Spring, and Summer.

 

When are students admitted to the program?

The admission process will be ongoing, with classes starting every semester.

 

How long is the program?

If a student wishes to attend full-time then the program can be completed in 1 year.  If a student attends part-time then the time frame will vary based on the course schedule and availability.

 

How many credit hours is the program?

There are a total of 120 credit hours required for the program.  A students must take 54 hours of general academic non-nursing courses, 33 hours of BSN courses, and each student will receive a credit award for 33 hours for licensure as a RN.

 

Do I have to maintain my RN licensue throughout the program?

Yes - each student must show proof of an unencumbered RN license while in the program.

 

Are clinicals required in the RN to BSN program?

Since this is a post-licensure program, no direct patient care clinicals will be conducted.  However, some courses will require a student to work with a preceptor at a local healthcare facility for the completion of a designated assignment/project.

 

How long is each course?

The majority of courses in the program are 8 weeks (Fall and Spring semesters), however, 2 courses in the Fall and Spring will be 16 weeks.  Summer courses will also be available, and will be either 5 weeks or 10 weeks.

 

Is the program online, face-to-face, or blended?

The program is a hybrid (blended program).  The majority of course content will be conducted online, however, each will require some face-to-face class time each semester.  For an 8-week class, you will have to be on campus 2 days over the course of the term, and for a 16-week class, you will be on campus 3 days over the course of the semester.