R.N. – B.S.N. Online Nursing Degree Completion Program

Faith-Based, Ministry-Minded, Professional Nursing Preparation

What will I learn in the R.N. - B.S.N. Degree Completion program?

The program offers the next level of training and preparation required for leadership, management, research, and administrative roles in nursing.

High quality program

  • Curriculum based on current professional standards of practice
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Well-qualified faculty with over 34 years of combined nursing education experience
  • Small instructor to student ratio

Ministry-minded focus

  • Christian faith is integrated throughout the educational experience
  • 18 hours of Biblical Studies are included

Professional nursing preparation

  • Higher-level professional nursing courses prepare students for leadership, management, research, and administrative roles
  • Faith and professional nursing practice competencies and concepts are synthesized in the clinical practicum courses

Why should I consider an online program with Barclay College for a R.N. - B.S.N. Degree Completion?

Flexibility

The online program allows flexibility to fit busy schedules. Completion of the program can be accomplished in as little as three semesters, culminating in a clinical practicum courses that synthesizes faith and professional competencies and concepts.

Barclay College is committed to making education affordable by working with students to find the best financial opportunities for their educational investment. 

What will a faith-based college offer me that is unique in this program?

The online program will provide an environment that integrates Christian faith with nursing skills. A small instructor-to-student ratio assures students spiritual, personal, and professional support throughout their studies.

What will it cost me?

Whatever your financial situation may be, Barclay College wants to make it manageable for you to become a part of our online community. As a student, you could be eligible for Federal Pell Grants and/or loans. It is important that you start the process early so your file can be completed before classes begin.

To start your Financial Aid process, click here.

Description Cost
Course tuition (per credit hour) $395
Technology Fee (per credit hour) $30
1 class (3-credits) including fees $1,275
Estimated Semester Program Tuition (12-14 credit hours per semester) $5,100 – $5,900

One-time Student Fee for Liability Insurance:  $110 (average)

There will be miscellaneous expenses related to your practicum courses (i.e. health requirements, travel, miscellaneous costs).

How do I apply?

Admissions (Generic Students)
In addition to fulfilling the Barclay College Admissions and Registration requirements, admission requirements for consideration into the RN-BSN degree completion program include the following:

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1. Submit the Nursing Program Application, and it will start your enrollment process. An Admission Counselor will help you with the next steps.
2. Submit an official transcript(s) demonstrating the completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all nursing and general education prerequisite coursework, from an accredited school of nursing located within the United States. Credits from non-accredited schools are accepted only on the basis of sound validation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. Submit documentation of an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Transfer Students (Articulation)
In addition to fulfilling the Barclay College Transfer Students requirements, students wishing to transfer from another BSN program into the RN-BSN degree completion program are required to:

1. Submit a Nursing Program Application.
2. Submit an official transcript(s) demonstrating the completion of an ADN degree, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all nursing and general education prerequisite coursework, from an accredited school of nursing located within the United States. Credits from non-accredited schools are accepted only on the basis of sound validation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. Submit course syllabi for all successfully completed BSN courses.  
4. Submit a letter of recommendation from the nursing program Dean or Chairperson from which the student is transferring.  

Readmission
In addition to fulfilling the Barclay College Readmission requirements, nursing students who have withdrawn or have been unsuccessful in a nursing course may apply for readmission. Students must complete the nursing program application process and meet all current admission requirements for the academic year in which they apply.

Course Requirements

R.N.-B.S.N.

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Semester 1 (12 total credit hours)

12 hrs

ONU301 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

2

ONU303 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology in Professional Nursing Practice

4

ONU305 Health Assessment in Professional Nursing Practice

3

* Theological Foundations of Nursing Practice

3

Semester 2 (13 total credit hours)

13 hrs

ONU302 Informatics and Healthcare Technologies in Professional Nursing Practice

3

ONU304 Populations and Global Health in Professional Nursing Practice

3

ONU306 Quality Improvement and Safety in Professional Nursing Practice

2

ONU308 Healthcare Systems and Policy in Professional Nursing Practice

2

* Self-Guided Seminars (OT & NT course or CLEP)

3

Semester 3 (14 total credit hours)

14 hrs

ONU411 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing Practice

3

ONU413 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing Practice

3

ONU415 Ethics in Professional Nursing Practice

2

ONU499 Professional Nursing Practice Practicum

3

* Self-Guided Seminars (OT & NT course or CLEP)

3

*Course number is pending.
Overall Degree: 130 credit hours
General Education/Nursing Prerequisites: 52 credit hours
Nursing Courses: 60 credit hours (up to 30 credit hours of ADN course work will be awarded upon successful completion of degree requirements)
Biblical Studies Courses: 18 credit hours

  • 9 credit hours included in the Plan of Study
  • 9 credit hours will be integrated throughout nursing courses
  • Applied Spiritual Practices for Healthcare Professionals (3 credit hours)
  • Contextualization of Biblical/Theological Education (3 credit hours)
  • Homiletical Theology (Sermons as Soul Care) (3 credit hours)

Career Outlook

76%

Average job offer rate for B.S.N. graduates at time of graduation (source)

93%

Average job offer rate for B.S.N. graduates 4-6 months later (source)
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) survey from 2021

$89,000

Average salary of nurses who hold BSN degree holders vs. those with an ADN earn $72,000 (source)

80%

The percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses recommended by 2020. (source)
According to The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” (2011)

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The Christian-based foundation encouraged me to develop and grow my personal relationship with God while learning to serve others.”

Hawa Gray-Smith, Upper Darby, PA
2020, Business Management
Office Manager, Darlene’s Wee Care 4 Kids

Have questions about the R.N. – B.S.N. Completion Program?

Kim Hansen, M.S.N./Ed., R.N., CNE

Dean, Barclay College School of Nursing

Certified Nurse Educator National League for Nursing
M.S.N. Fort Hays State University
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