Bachelor’s Completion

Our Nursing Degree (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.

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

A Program that Works for Working Nurses

Our online nursing program maximizes what you’ve learned through your previous associate or diploma nursing program. Additionally, it serves as a natural next step for those who have a bachelor’s and are looking to transition to a career in nursing.

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

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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
A Transfer Pathway will maximize the credits you already earned through your associate program at a regionally accredited college or university and position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived.

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.

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CCSNH Partnerships
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.

Completion of the RN to BSN 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 BSN 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 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 RN license.

Upper level Nursing courses from other institutions may be eligible in transfer to the BSNrequirements but are subject to expiration within 5 years of completion.

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

  • 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

Conditional Admissions

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.

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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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Online disclaimer: Students who reside outside of New Hampshire must possess an active RN 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.

CCSNH Nursing Partnership

Community college graduates in New Hampshire are eligible for a Tuition Waiver when they enroll in our RN to BSN 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 BSN graduates, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Further career advancement into leadership positions can be achieved by pursuing a master’s in nursing.