RN to BSN Completion Program
The RN to BSN Program is designed for Registered Nurses who are graduates of diploma or associate degree nursing programs, or new graduates anticipating taking NCLEX-RN examination. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is widely considered a standard requirement for RNs seeking broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities.
The blended online format of course delivery is conducive to family and work schedules; and if desired, students may progress through the program at a faster pace. The ongoing success of the program can be attributed to the following factors:
- Simplified and seamless admissions process
- Blended class format
- Flexible schedules
- Full- and part-time tracts
- Individualized attention and support
- Tuition Deferment Program
The primary goal of the RN to BSN Program is to prepare graduates to integrate values, skills, knowledge, and ethical standards of the nursing profession into their nursing practice. The graduates will develop and enhance their expertise to deliver health care to individuals, families, and community groups in a wide range of health care environments.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
The partnership between Alvernia and Montgomery County Community College guarantees that 100 percent of your MCCC Nursing Program curriculum transfers directly to Alvernia’s RN to BSN Program.
- Diploma from Montgomery County Community College: 67 credits
- Additional college coursework will be considered.
- Alvernia’s Requirements: 48 - 56 credits
BSN Total: 123 credits
45 of the last 60 credits must be taken at Alvernia University.
Minimum of 30 credits at the 300/400 level.
UPPER-LEVEL NURSING COURSES (31 credits)
- NUR 303: Preparation for Professional Writing (1 credit)*
- NUR 307: Concepts and Theories (3 credits)*
- NUR 316: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for Professional Nurses (3 credits)*
- NUR 318: Developing Cultural Competency and
- Global Awareness (3 credits)*
- NUR 320: Introduction to Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)*
- NUR 403: Health Restoration in the Aging Population (6 credits)
- NUR 405: Health Promotion in Families and Communities (6 credits)
- NUR 411: Nursing Leadership and Management (3 credits)*
- NUR 419: Research Methods for Professional Nurses (3 credits)
*Six out of the nine upper-level nursing courses are delivered in a blended online format in an eight-week MODULAR schedule. Approximately 50% of the course content is taught via innovative distance education technologies.
LIBERAL ARTS CORE (28 credits)
- Composition and Research (3 credits)
- Communications (3 credits)
- Literature (3 credits)
- Art/Music (3 credits)
- History or Social Science (3 credits)
- Mathematics – statistics required (4 credits)
- Philosophy (3 credits)
- Philosophy/Theology (3 credits)
- Medical Moral Theology (3 credits)
A nursing degree from Alvernia University provides great value for your money. Alvernia University is currently offering students from Montgomery County Community College accepted into the RN to BSN Program a 20% Tuition Scholarship on all credits. In addition, Alvernia offers a generous Tuition Deferment Program that allows students to defer their bill for up to 60 days after class completion.
This program will start at MCCC Pottstown this Fall 2013 and we're now accepting applications. Alvernia has a seamless admissions process for Montgomery County Community College nursing students. Alvernia is able to use the same application materials from MCCC to expedite your application process. You can be admitted to Alvernia’s RN to BSN Completion Program prior to passing the NCLEX. We’ll also waive the application fee to help get you started.