A B.S. is a degree offered by the College as a whole. It offers bachelor's degrees in a variety of majors, but each program is governed by the school as a whole. In most cases the faculty/administrator in each department has a title such as "director" or "chair." A "dean" is then over multiple departments.
A B.S.N. is offered by a professional school that is a separate entity unto itself. If the school of nursing is part of a larger university, there will be connections between the larger school and the school of nursing, but the school of nursing will have its own "dean" and more political independence.
Because our program is tailored to fit your previous education and the needs of your personal life, the length of the program can vary. Most nurses complete the program in two to four semesters.
The RN to BS Online Nursing Program has been designed to build on your knowledge as a registered nurse. Through this program, you will realize central concepts and broaden your knowledge base through a curriculum that is unique from the program taught at the associate-degree level.
The program is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes:
128 semester credits are required for graduation. The credits may be gained in a number of ways:
Wondering what classes will be offered next semester? Looking for a CRN for registration? Check out our online course schedule.
In addition to the College technology requirements, the RN to BS Nursing Program requires that students use the Microsoft Office package for course work. This includes the use of Microsoft Word to open, create, and send documents. Be sure to check your computer to assure that Microsoft Office is installed. If not, Microsoft Office can be downloaded for free for either a Mac or Windows computer from: http://www.css.edu/administration/information-technologies/software-downloads.html.