The BSN Completion Program is designed specifically for registered nurses who are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This program offers nurses opportunities for alternative learning experiences, individualized advising, self-directed study, and a flexible environment in which to gain understanding and knowledge about the changing nursing profession.
Goals of the BSN-Completion (BSN-C) Curriculum
Goals of the BSN-Completion Program are the same as those of the other BSN programs in Nursing. However, learning outcomes are focused on the needs of the BSN-C students.
BSN Completion Program for Licensed RNs Only
Registered nurses who have graduated from a Community College and received an Associate of Arts degree will have non-nursing credit evaluated by the Registrar and applied to their official transcript evaluation. Nurses from hospital-based nationally accredited diploma programs or associates degree graduates with less than 40 hours of transferrable credit will be awarded up to 40 hours of escrow credit for nursing course work taken through their original school of nursing. This credit will be substituted for:
Credit will appear on transcripts as “credit earned and validated by registered nurse licensure and applied to the nursing core at Capital.” The six nursing courses listed below are those required to complete the BSN degree (with the exception of NURS 350 which is an elective course).
Prior to beginning NURS 415 or NURS 425 the following requirements must be met: Completed health record including past immunizations, Current CPR, Current professional liability insurance, Current TB test, Drug screening and BCI back-ground check.
BSN Completion Admission requirements
(1) Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
(2) Hold current RN licensure or be eligible for licensure in Ohio.
(3) GPA of 2.5.
Ohio Nursing Articulation Model
Capital is a participant in the Ohio Nursing Articulation Model that enables optimal educational mobility for nurses. Information about this model can be found at www.ohioleaguefornursing.org.
General Education Requirements
As of 2013, Capital University has adopted the Ohio Transfer Module as the standard evaluation for the transfer of general education coursework. This applies to students that hold an associate degree and have completed at least 30 semester hours of general education credits. Please see the university student handbook for further clarification.
Post-Licensure Student Handbook
Available on the Capital University Nursing website www.capital.edu/nursing-accepted. This handbook has information to assist the RN to move through the BSN Completion Program.