Nursing (RN to BSN)
- Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
- Flexible, Convenient Hybrid Program
- Designed for Working Nurses
- Gain Career and Educational Mobility
- Learn from Expert Nursing Faculty
Next Session Begins October 19!
The RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program in the School of Nursing at the University of Bridgeport is designed to exemplify the standards of excellence in professional nursing education for registered nurses who are seeking to expand their professional nursing practice and to provide education mobility into graduate nursing programs. The program offers you the opportunity to earn the BSN degree in a reasonable time frame without repetition of learning in an environment that acknowledges the knowledge, skills and abilities the RN brings to the learning environment. It is expected that the program can be completed in one to two years depending on the number of transfer credits. Students may transfer up to 64 credits from previous nursing program coursework from an accredited two-year college or accredited diploma nursing program. Ninety credits may be transferred from accredited four-year institutions.
The RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program’s Upper level courses include eight nursing and one Capstone Seminar. The courses are online except for one hybrid nursing course, Health Assessment, which requires a combination of online learning and onsite classroom laboratory attendance for the demonstration of skills in a state-of-the art Nursing Skills Center. The Upper Level Nursing Courses are provided once per calendar year but students can start the program at any of the five start terms.
The overall goal of the RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program is to enhance the role of the professional nurse for practice in today’s complex health care environment.
Career and Professional Growth
The School of Nursing’s RN to BSN program at the University of Bridgeport provides career/educational mobility for the registered nurse who desires to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The streamlined progression is designed for both the diploma and associate degree graduate who can earn advanced placement with a transfer of credits previously earned at a nationally accredited institution.
The RN to BSN curriculum is designed to integrate a foundation in the liberal arts and nursing courses that expand the knowledge base of basic nursing practice beyond the original nursing pre-licensure program. The curriculum provides the opportunity for professional growth and development in evidence-based practice, health assessment, quality, leadership, safety, informatics, professional seminars and community health. The RN to BSN Hybrid Completion Program at the University is the beginning of a great foundation for advanced nursing education preparing graduates for the challenges of a transformed healthcare environment.
The RN to BSN Hybrid Completion program curriculum has a total of 120 credits and is made up of three parts: basic nursing courses, general education requirements and upper level nursing courses and seminar.
Students may transfer up to 64 credits from previous nursing program coursework from an accredited two-year college or accredited diploma nursing program. Ninety credits may be transferred from accredited four-year institutions.
The RN to BSN online faculty are practicing professional nurse educators who will facilitate your learning in a dynamic, interactive educational environment. The hybrid curriculum is designed to exemplify the standards of excellence in professional nursing education for registered nurses while integrating the school of nursing core values of caring, excellence, integrity and diversity.
The RN to BSN Program is offered in a Hybrid format. The curriculum provides eight courses online and one hybrid Health Assessment course.
Please note: The Health Assessment Course includes attendance at required classes for onsite laboratory practice at the University of Bridgeport campus which includes an introductory practice lab, 4th week practice lab and final week lab testing session.
The program has been designed with your busy schedule in mind. The asynchronous class format allows you to study at a time that is convenient for you. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and email. You’ll learn by engaging in online learning activities and projects and by collaborating with both faculty and classmates throughout the entire program.
Tuition & Fees
The University of Bridgeport offers an RN to BSN hybrid completion program.