Norwich University Launches New Online RN-to-BSN Degree Completion Program
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with the University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), has launched a new online bachelor’s degree completion program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), designed for licensed RNs who want to pursue their degree while balancing work and other life responsibilities. The program is set to begin its first trimester in August 2019.
“This is a great opportunity for Norwich to expand on its proud history and commitment to educating leaders by providing working registered nurses with the ability to expand on their current expertise and achieve their career and educational goals,” CGCS Vice President and Dean William Clements said.
Similar to other CGCS online degree completion programs, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be completed in 18 months or less and will have multiple start dates throughout the year. Prior learning within an Associate Degree in Nursing, and any additional prior education will be evaluated to facilitate transfer credits and provide the most efficient way for nurses to earn their degrees. The biggest goal of all CGCS degree completion programs is to help students successfully attain their education based on their individual needs.
The RN to BSN curriculum focuses on leadership, evidence based practice, evolving concepts in technology and informatics, human patho-pharmacology, community nursing and end of life care. Norwich nursing programs are led by expert faculty and dedicated staff members who offer support from day one to graduation, and will often provide support post-graduation to help students achieve their academic, professional and personal goals.
“Increasingly, employers are recognizing the importance of BSN prepared nurses in meeting the complexity of healthcare delivery,” Director of Norwich University’s School of Nursing Paulette Thabault, DNP, APRN, JD, FAANP, said. “This program serves our communities and the nursing profession by allowing a path for nurses to advance their education and their careers.”
Upon completion of Norwich’s RN-BSN program, those who wish to earn a master’s degree in nursing may fast track into CGCS’ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) education program through an expedited application process.
About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.
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