Can be completed entirely online
You’ve earned your RN and discovered the satisfaction of a nursing career. Now you’re ready to take the next step: earning your bachelor’s degree. It’s a good career move. You’ll expand your employment opportunities, be poised to achieve more in your career, and open the door to advanced study if you choose. Earning your bachelor’s degree is now possible completely online. Cedar Crest College accepts RNs directly into the bachelor’s degree program without testing, provided you:
- Have graduated from an ACEN-accredited and state-approved program in nursing.
- Meet the curriculum requirements for the nursing major. (Note: An RN may be awarded academic credit for previous non-nursing studies. In accordance with the Pennsylvania Articulation Model, 32 nursing credits may be awarded upon completion of the Professional Nursing Seminar (NUR 324), which facilitates progress toward degree completion.)
- Possess their unencumbered RN license (or an ADN).
- Obtained a 2.5 GPA or better in your previous course of study.
- Graduated within three years of applying to Cedar Crest or have worked 1,000 hours within the past three years.
- See the nursing department for additional criteria and program information.
At Cedar Crest we offer a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing, which many employers prefer. With this degree program, you’ll get a solid foundation in nursing practice that will be anchored in a strong liberal arts education. We believe that a liberal arts foundation is essential to developing the critical thinking and communication skills you need for success. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program positions you to enter a graduate program in nursing if you decide to advance your nursing education in the future.
In addition to the general education requirements and nursing prerequisites, RNs are required to take the following nursing courses at Cedar Crest College:
- NUR 311 Health Assessment
- NUR 322 Research I
- NUR 324 Professional Nursing Seminar
- NUR 332 Research II
- NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community
- NUR 335 Leadership in Nursing
Any student who has been dismissed from the undergraduate nursing program is not eligible for admission to the RN to BS in Nursing program.
All RNs must have RN licensure from the state of Pennsylvania. RNs must also submit the following requirements prior to entering NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community or NUR 335 Leadership in Nursing.
- Completed health forms with lab work attached
- A FBI criminal history clearance
- A child abuse history clearance
- A PA criminal history clearance
- CPR certification – Must be one of the following: American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers; and
- Proof of health insurance
- Drug and alcohol testing
Rolling admissions and a free online application make it easy.
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