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Lynette Kingsmore

Lynette KingsmoreDirector of Admissions, RN-BSN, MSN-Leadership & Education, MSN-FNP


(208) 467-8107

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides a course of study for RN's to enhance their critical thinking and communication skills while concurrently developing their leadership abilities. Northwest Nazarene University allows registered nurses educated with Associate Degrees in Nursing to broaden their education as well as increase their career with a Baccalaureate degree. This degree completion program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The program is designed to:

  • Eliminate barriers and maximize credit for previous education.
  • Can be completed in as little as five semesters.
  • Ideal for nurses with work and/or family responsibilities and is tailored for non-traditional learner needs.
  • Features small classes, accessible faculty, and an asynchronous cohort model. Students generally take from 6 to 9 credit hours per semester and are considered full-time students.

The RN to BSN program offers some unique features as well:

  • 2-3 courses per semester
  • 1 course at a time.
  • Embedded general education outcomes.
  • All courses except two taught by certified nurses.
  • Only 4 semesters total.
  • Each courses is offered twice per year.

The schedule at a glance:

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Intro. to Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research
8-weeks (includes project)
Nursing of Diverse Communities & Populations
8-weeks (includes clinical component)
History of Nursing
Nursing Course Taught by Historian
5-weeks
Nursing as Servant Leadership
Nursing Course Taught by Theologian
5-weeks
Concepts of Leadership & Mgmt in Prof. Nursing
8-weeks (includes clinical component)
Nursing of Older Adults
5-weeks
Intro to Christian Theology
GE course- taught by Theology Department
7-weeks
Systems Management in Nursing
5-weeks
      Transition to Professional Nursing
5-weeks

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The RN-BSN degree at Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.