Application deadline is March 1.
Registered nurses who have an associate degree or diploma in nursing can apply for our RN-BSN Option. In addition to completing the UK Core (general education) requirements, the student completes the course work listed in the Sample Plan of Study. Electives may be required to fulfill minimum, in-residence university credit hour requirements.
Four RN-BSN courses are taught in a distributed learning format. Most classes only meet once each month. Between class meetings you work on assignments that include some online work. Four RN-BSN courses are totally online.
Two courses include clinical components - Public Health Nursing (approximately six hours of clinicals each week) and Synthesis of Clinical Knowledge for Nursing Practice (120 on-site clinical hours and 112 hours of clinical research and clinical writing during the eight-week summer session) following completion of the other courses in the curriculum. The faculty will work with you to try to find clinical sites in your area. Synthesis is a capstone course, completing the BSN experience.