In this video, learn more about the R.N. to B.S. program at Daemen College!
Daemen’s upper-division nursing program is designed especially to meet the varied needs of the professional registered nurse. This program allows you to complete the degree requirements in as little as two semesters full time.
The RN to BS program at Daemen is a program that obviously allows you to get your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and we make this program such that it’s as seamless as possible to move from your Associate degree program into the bachelor’s program.
Anyone who has graduated with an associate degree with a major in nursing is eligible for the RN to BS program.
There are no specific grade point average requirements or anything along those lines.
What we do look for is having a registered professional nurse license and that is not something that you need to start the program so there are some courses that you can take initially, if you have not yet taken your licensure exam, but by the time that you reach the 400 level nursing courses you must be registered professional licensed nurse.
The Daemen RN to BS program is unique in that we try to give you as much credit as possible for your Associate degree program so we transfer in up to 90 credits.
We work with you to make sure that we give you as much credit as possible for
the things that you’ve done.
Our courses focus on things that we think will add on to what you’ve done at the Associate degree level, more things like application to practice, working on things like leadership, research and evidence-based practice, things that we hope will enhance your practice and that you’ll be able to take back and find very useful in your practice.
So we’ve developed this program in two formats.
One is a completely online format, which is very flexible for students who are working nurses.
The other is a hybrid format.
The hybrid format means that you’re on campus for about five classes spread out over the course of the semester and that allows you to maintain that in-class connection with both students and faculty.
You can switch back and forth between the two depending on your needs, depending on what’s going on in your life, so we’ll gear your program specifically to what works for you.
So students graduating from the RN to BS program not only have their bachelors in science, but really are prepared to move into leadership positions within the nursing world.
What it means is that you really want to be a leader among your nurses.
It also means that you are then meeting the requirements of the BSN in 10 legislation
in New York State which means that you will be able to continue practicing as a registered professional nurse after that 10 year mark from graduation of your associate degree.
We want students to be successful and so if you need a little extra time, if you need a little extra help, we will be there for you.
Despite the fact that you might be taking the program online, we’re here, we’re available, we will meet with you either virtually or in person, whatever best meets your needs.
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