The B.S. in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N. Program) helps you expand your professional opportunities and meets the employment qualifications and demand for nurses of the future. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Degree Program Details
An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.
- Evidence-Based Nursing Care
- The Nurse as Leader
- Informatics and Technology in Nursing
- Enhancing Your Nursing Career
- Deliver safe, competent, and compassionate care within frameworks of law and ethics to patients, families, and the diverse groups of a community.
- Be productive citizens characterized by significant contributions to society that are enlightened by knowledge of health care policy and politics and how they affect health care and nursing practice.
- Advocate locally and nationally for social justice and equity in healthcare accessibility and quality.
- Use a variety of technologies to intervene in health-related problems of individuals, families, communities, and within the health care system.
- Identify, evaluate, apply, and/or compile evidence from a variety of resources to apply to health-related problems of individuals, families, communities, and the health care system.
- Collaborate as member and/or leader of teams characterized by effective communication and mutual respect that enhance the quality of health care services and their delivery.
This important jumpstart will allow you to immerse yourself in your chosen major, saving you time and money as you progress towards your bachelor’s degree.
If you’re a NH Community College Graduate, check the prerequisites that you take prior to beginning your Transfer Pathway at Granite State. Visit CCSNH Partnerships to learn more.
Conditionally admitted students who have not yet submitted proof of a conferred associate degree or diploma in nursing and passed the NCLEX-RN® may only take non-NUR courses and NUR 600 and may not proceed with other NUR courses until they have an active R.N. license.
Upper level Nursing courses from other institutions may be eligible in transfer to the B.S.N. requirements but are subject to expiration within 5 years of completion.
Additional Criteria for full acceptance to the R.N. to B.S.N. program
- License: an active RN license issued from the state where the student is currently practicing
- Education: Either (a) an associate degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university, or (b) a nursing diploma earned from a school of nursing or teaching hospital
- Passing NCLEX-RN® Scores
Those who have not yet fulfilled the additional criteria can begin as a conditionally admitted student.
During this time, you can take the following courses:
- Non-NUR courses
- NUR 602 Evidence-Based Nursing (Pre-requisite: statistics)
Academic Advisor approval is required for course registration to be processed.
Please see the Catalog for details related to the necessary health, character, and technical standards to succeed in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.Apply Now
Students may also identify other programs that meet their specific needs. Students planning to continue their education toward the Master of Science in Nursing or other graduate program should plan their program of study with advice from that program. Further information can be obtained from the respective programs or from the Director or Assistant Director of the Granite State College R.N. to B.S.N. Program. The student is advised that acceptance to graduate study often requires a GPA of 2.5 to 3.0.
Online disclaimer: Students who reside outside of New Hampshire must possess an active R.N. license from the state where you are currently practicing. Some states may restrict practice requirements for degree completion. You are responsible for verifying these restrictions. Visit Online Programs by State for details.
Registered Nursing is the top occupation in terms of career growth. More than 45.1% of employers require new hires to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, while 79.6% express a strong preference for B.S.N. graduates, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.