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  • What to Expect in an RN to BSN Program

August 17, 2017

Midway University's RN-BSN program is ideal for aspiring nurses who desire accelerated coursework and a flexible schedule allowing registered nurses and ADN graduates to easily further their education. So what can you expect from an RN-BSN program? Let’s take a closer look.

Program formats Students enrolled in Midway University's RN-BSN program can opt for the standard two-year format or an accelerated track that allows them to enter the workforce a full year ahead of BSN students attending other institutions. Those who choose the accelerated track must already have met all general education and supporting coursework requirements. The two-year program is preferable for those who have yet to satisfy general education requirements or who simply prefer a slower pace. Midway's RN-BSN program is offered fully online. However, this doesn't mean you won’t be connected to campus, our faculty are always available to meet in-person or via phone or email. Online students are encouraged to schedule one-on-one appointments with Midway's nursing faculty.

Required coursework

The RN-BSN program builds on the fundamentals gained through ASN-level coursework. Students enrolled in the accelerated track can launch right into advanced BSN classes, including Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Adaptation for Mental Health, Community Health Nursing and more. Additionally, students will take a variety of supporting courses, including Probability and Statistics, Principles of Chemistry and a 300-level business elective.

Admissions Requirements

Prior to being admitted to Midway's RN-BSN program, students transferring from outside ADN and diploma programs must first complete admission to the college. From there, the nursing department verifies whether admitted students possess RN licensure and current CPR certification. Students must also submit their resumes and complete admission interviews with the director of the program. Those who have completed Midway's ADN program can be admitted with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, while students from outside programs must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement. Previous work experience is highly preferred. Admitted students' employers must complete the required Student Reference and Evaluation form. Those who have graduated from an ADN program within the last year can have faculty members complete the Student Reference and Evaluation form.

Program Criteria

RN-BSN program participants must abide by the same criteria as other BSN students. This includes achieving at least a C in all nursing courses and providing documentation of vaccination or immunity for the following diseases:
  • Mumps (MMR)
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis
  • Varicella
  • Rubeola
Additionally, the vast majority of practicum sites will require students to provide proof of influenza immunization when flu season strikes. Students are encouraged to remain employed by healthcare providers while completing required RN-BSN coursework and clinical experience. If you’re looking to quickly advance your nursing career, check out the online RN-BSN program at Midway University. Our convenient online format offers accelerated coursework in a standard two-year format or an accelerated track. Whichever path you choose, Midway University will prepare you to make a positive impact in the healthcare industry today and in the future.