Nursing department launches fully online RN-BSN program
Salve Regina has launched a fully online RN to B.S. in nursing program that offers increased convenience, flexibility and affordability for a wider range of students looking to boost their competitive career edge in the health care marketplace.
Prospective students who are licensed registered nurses can complete the program track in as little as 12 months, with six different start dates per year. Applications are currently being accepted for the first seven-week course offerings scheduled to begin in July. Courses have been created with topics that apply to the practice and professionalism of the adult RN-BSN student.
“Our program aligns with the goals of our community partners who are eager to employ nurses with advanced academic degrees,” said Dr. Debra Cherubini, assistant professor and chairwoman of the Department of Nursing. “The Salve Regina mission is woven deeply within our curriculum as we strive to challenge students clinically and academically in the classroom to ensure that they are prepared to demonstrate strong critical thinking and leadership skills in the workplace.”
In developing the online program, Salve Regina formed partnership agreements with multiple hospitals and care providers to develop incentive pricing for working RNs. Nurses currently working at partner institutions are eligible for the preferred tuition rate of $7,000, which extends to spouses and family members, as well as to members of the military. Financial aid is also available.
Qualified students who enroll in the program are automatically granted 58 credits for prior educational preparation as RNs toward the 128 credits required to earn the B.S. in nursing. Additional coursework taken at other institutions or during the licensing process may also be eligible for transfer. Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Salve Regina to earn their bachelor’s degree.