RN to BS Program - Frequently Asked Questions

The faculty of the Department of Nursing at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) believe that qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) who have graduated from associate degree and hospital-based diploma programs in nursing should have the opportunity to continue their formal education toward the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The Department offers these nurses a course of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Nursing within its Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited program.

Who is eligible to apply for admission?

What are the requirements for the degree?

Can I get credit for non-nursing course work completed elsewhere?

What about my nursing courses?

Can I earn credit by examination?

How long does it take?

How do I apply?

How do I begin my studies?

I'm a Registered Nurse, but have completed a bachelor's degree in another field.  Will I need to earn the bachelor's of nursing in order to move on for my MSN at Western?


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