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Our online RN to BSN program is designed for associate's degree or diploma-prepared professionals seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Nurses with baccalaureate degrees are in demand. Our online RN to BSN program is designed for associate degree or diploma prepared professionals seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.
As the health care environment shifts to more primary and preventive care, our program prepares bedside leaders with the knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based care with quality patient outcomes.
D'Youville's BSN-completion program is fully online. As a student you'll experience a combination of coursework and clinical instruction, to enhance your knowledge in:
We recognize that people come to nursing from a wide variety of life and career paths. In order to meet the rising demand for nurses, our RN to BSN degree is designed to fit the needs of busy, working professionals.
Students who wish to enroll in D'Youville's online RN-to-BSN program must hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from an accredited program or a diploma in nursing. No previous work experience is required for admission. We offer conditional admission for NCLEX candidates with an associate degree in nursing.
|A minimum overall GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale|
|New York State resident|
|Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from an accredited program with graduation date (NCLEX eligible) or a current unrestricted license as a professional nurse|
*Students who have been dismissed from other nursing programs are not eligible for admission.
Earning your bachelor's degree is a major step in advancing your nursing career. We do everything possible to make the application process simple and convenient.
Undergraduate Admissions Office
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
D'Youville has a rolling admissions policy. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified of a decision. Decisions are typically mailed within 4 weeks of a completed application.
Contact the School of Nursing Admissions Counselor for more information about admissions requirements.
As a student in D'Youville's online programs, you are required to have use of an up-to-date computer and the ability to access high-speed internet. You must also have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and know how to navigate the internet with a browser.
For network integrity and support purposes D'Youville College policy requires that all computers used on the campus network meet minimum requirements for hardware and software. Your computers should also have the following components:
Courses at D’Youville are managed through the Canvas Learning Management System to ensure simple access to documents, grades, and other materials. Canvas supports the following operating systems:
Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:
Student documents and assignments must be created and edited using Microsoft Office
products. All enrolled students have access to the full Microsoft Office suite through
their Office 365 accounts.
For a complete list of technical requirements, view the Canvas Technical Requirements and the Blackboard Technical Requirements.
RNs with an AAS degree are able to complete the RN to BSN program in two years of full-time study in a convenient, online program. Each semester is 15 weeks long.
The courses below are required but if you have taken them already you may be able to transfer your credits. Credit will be transferred from your associates degree following an evaluation of transfer credits. If you have already earned a bachelors degree, the core requirements are waived.
Use the Online Course Equivalency database to see whether the courses you've taken at other institutions can be counted towards a degree at D'Youville.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ENG 111||English Communications I||3|
|ENG 112||English Communications II||3|
|PSY 101 (or) PSY 203||General Psychology (or) Developmental Psychology||3|
|SOC 101 (or) SOC 102||Principles of Sociology (or) Social Problems||3|
|PHI 201 (or) RS 201||Ethics (or) Religion & Social Responsibility||3|
|CSC 110||Computers & Computing||3|
|Course in Political Science (or) Economics||3|
|Course in History||3|
|Five humanities courses (in three categories): literature, fine arts, philosophy, religious studies or foreign language.||15|
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|NUR 442 RN - WIP||Professional Issues||3|
|NUR 380||Evidence-Based Nursing||3|
|NUR 443||Clinical Foundation||3|
|NUR 461 RN||Community and Population-Based Nursing||3|
|NUR 462 RN||Vulnerable Populations||3|
|NUR 481 RN||Leadership to Advanced Quality and Safety (Capstone)||3|
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
A bachelor's degree in nursing prepares you for entry into practice as a generalist, so you are able to work in any practice setting as a beginning practitioner. And as you progress through your career, nursing offers almost many career opportunities: there are over 75 different specialties in nursing. Some nurses practice in hospital-based specialty areas while others practice in patients' homes, clinics, universities, offices, long-term care facilities, industries and community agencies.
As a nursing professional you can also practice in the military or all over the world as a traveling nurse. Whatever career path you choose, as the healthcare system undergoes restructuring in the U.S. and the rest of the world, new opportunities are sure to emerge in case management, home health nursing, and primary care.
While many of our graduates go into nursing practice, others enter advanced academic programs in order to pursue careers as family nurse practitioners or in research and teaching in both private and public organizations. These students typically pursue post-professional degrees such as a master's degree in Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees in Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. D'Youville's highly-regarded graduate-level nursing programs are available for students who wish to continue their education.
If you choose to pursue this path you can rest assured that the rigorous academic, research and clinical work you’ll complete in our entry-level nursing BSN program will provide you with a solid foundation for advanced study and practice.
Yes. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at D'Youville College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
No. But you must earn your New York State RN license by the end of your first enrolled semester in order to complete the program.