Bachelor’s Completion

The B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN 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).

A conferred associate degree in nursing is required. If you are currently attending a community college in New Hampshire, consider our CCSNH Nursing Partnership.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Conducting Critical Inquiry
  • History, Economics, or Politics Elective
  • The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
  • Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services
  • Statistics
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Care of Populations
  • Nursing Care of an Aging Population
  • The Nurse as Leader
  • Nursing Implications of Genetics
  • Informatics and Technology in Nursing
  • Capstone Practicum in Nursing

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Students will

  • 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.
Completion of the R.N. to B.S.N. program requires a total of 120 credits including any transfer credits for which the applicant may be eligible. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Granite State College. Applicants with additional prior college credits should submit all transcripts of previous college coursework to be evaluated for applicability for the B.S.N. requirements, since a total of up to 90 credits can be transferred to meet program requirements. Applicants with a prior bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree will be waived from General Education courses (24 credits) and are required to meet Nursing requirements only (30 credits) and MATH 504 Statistics. Statistics is a prerequisite for NUR 602 Evidence-Based Nursing, as well as proof of conferred A.S. in Nursing degree. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

Conditionally admitted students who have not yet submitted proof of conferred A.S. in Nursing degree and passed the NCLEX-RN may only take non-NUR courses and NUR 602 and may not proceed with other NUR courses until they have an active RN license.

Undergraduate Admissions Criteria:

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

Additional Criteria for full acceptance to the R.N. to B.S.N. program:

  • An Associate Degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited college or university or
  • A nursing diploma earned from a school of nursing or teaching hospital
  • An active RN license issued from the state where the student is currently practicing.

Conditionally admitted students who have not yet submitted proof of conferred A.S. Nursing degree and passed the NCLEX-RN may only take non-NUR courses and NUR602 and may not proceed with other NUR courses until they have an active R.N. license.

Statistics is a pre-requisite for NUR 602 Evidence-Based Nursing, as well as proof of conferred A.S. Nursing degree. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.

An applicant with a bachelor’s or master’s Degree in another discipline will be required to take only the 30 credits of nursing courses and MATH 504 Statistics will be required if not satisfied in transfer.

Please see the Granite State College for details related to the necessary health, character, and technical standards to succeed in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

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In order to progress through the program, the student must earn grades of 2.0 or better in each required course and maintain RN licensure in the state where they practice.
This affordable pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is available to students who have earned an associate degree in nursing from a CCSNH institution.

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Graduates of the R.N. to B.S.N. program are encouraged to earn the Master of Science in Nursing. Articulation agreements are maintained with the following colleges:

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 New Hampshire are responsible for verifying that this online program meets requirements for licensure in your state before applying. Some states may have additional requirements. Visit Online Programs by State for details.

CCSNH Nursing Partnership

Community college graduates in New Hampshire are eligible for a Tuition Waiver when they enroll in our R.N. to B.S.N. program.

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Career Outlook

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.