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Midland University - Fremont, Ne
 
 

RN to BSN

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Overview
Overview

In today’s world, career advancement in nursing requires higher levels of education in order to be leaders in delivering quality, evidence-based care.

A highly educated nursing workforce is needed to address the increasing complexities of care, a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) points out. The IOM recommends an increase in the proportion of nurses practicing with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by the year 2020. 

At Midland University, our well-developed, online RN to BSN program offers the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and continue to advance your nursing career.

The RN to BSN program is completely online and allows registered nurses to fit the six- to eight-week courses into their schedules and immediately begin using what they learn to improve the quality of patient care in their local community. Courses from an associate degree program are easily transferable and prerequisite courses can be completed at a local community college. 

The curriculum offers opportunities to develop competencies that include leadership, teamwork, collaboration, research, and specialized knowledge in gerontological, multicultural, and spiritual care. Midland’s RN to BSN program prepares graduates to respond to evolving healthcare needs in a variety of institutional and community settings.

Admissions
Admissions

Here's a quick checklist for applying for Midland's RN to BSN option:

  • Apply for free online here.
  • Submit the following to the Admissions Office:
    • Official college and high school transcripts
    • Copy of registered nurse licensure
    • Two letters of recommendation
  • Apply for Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov: Code 002553

Have questions or need additional help? Contact our Admissions Office at 402-941-6226 or CGCEAdmissions@MidlandU.edu.

Courses
Courses

As licensed professionals, Registered Nurses will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Midland University by completing 24-48 semester hours of nursing credits and college humanities/pre-requisite credits to meet university degree requirements. Transfer credit will be applied to the 120-credit graduation requirement. Credit may be awarded for knowledge gained during work experience and validated by competency evaluation or portfolio review. Requirements not met by transfer credits, nursing core credits, or validation will be determined upon review of the student’s transcript. Students will meet with an advisor during the admission process to identify additional coursework to be included in the program of study.

Online nursing courses will be offered in six- to eight-week course sessions. Four eight-week courses will be offered during spring and fall academic semesters. Two six-week courses will be offered during the summer. Students are recommended to take up to two courses per session.

Prerequisite Courses

Semester
Credits
English and Humanities15
BIO 204Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 205Anatomy and Physiology II4
SOC 130Principles of Sociology3
PSY 120Fundamentals of Psychology3
PSY 210Fundamentals of Psychology3
CHE 122Chemistry for Health Science4
SPE 110Fundamentals of Oral Communications3
BIO 215Microbiology4
BIO 207Normal Nutrition3
BIO 220Pathophysiology3
CHE 190Pharmacology3
NUR 210Health Assessment3
MTH 210Elementary Statistics3
PHI 250Foundations of Moral Decision Making 3

Transfer Credits

RN to BSN prerequisite courses require a C to pass. Credits can easily be transferred from nationally and/or regionally accredited institutions. A total of 120 semester credit hours are needed for graduation.

Non-Nebraska residents meet state authorization.

Core Courses

Semester
Credits
NUR 372Spiritual Nursing Care3
NUR 382Multicultural Nursing3
NUR 392Nursing Research and
Evidence-Based Practice
3
NUR 415Nursing Leadership and Management3
NUR 425Professional Concepts3
NUR 462Complex Care - Gerontology3
NUR 475Nursing Perspectives in Population
Centered Care: Assessment (clinical)
3
NUR 476Nursing Perspectives in Population
Centered Care: Implementation (clinical)
3
Electives at Midland University6

All nursing courses preceded with NUR require a C+ to pass.

Nursing Electives available:

NUR 260 - Ethics for Healthcare

NUR 395 - Palliative Care Nursing

Thirty (30) credit hours must be completed at Midland University.

If all prerequisities are met prior to starting the program, full time students can complete in as little as 12 months.

In addition to prerequisite and core courses, 32 credit hours will be awarded for nursing courses taken in your associated degree nursing program.

Accreditation
Accreditation

Midland University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing. Learn more about our accreditation by clicking on the link below.

Outcomes
Outcomes

You can see Midland University's School of Nursing student achievement outcome data by clicking on the link below.

Faculty
Faculty
Director of the School of Nursing
Email Address: 
quinn [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 201
Phone Number: 
402-941-6280
Assistant Director of the School of Nursing, Assistant Professor
Email Address: 
baumeister [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 201
Phone Number: 
402-941-6287
Assistant Professor
Email Address: 
brester [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 209
Phone Number: 
401-941-6223
Adjunct Professor
Email Address: 
covington [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 207
Phone Number: 
402-917-3956
Associate Professor
Email Address: 
delanie [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 212
Phone Number: 
402-941-6284
Assistant Professor
Email Address: 
hotovy [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 213
Phone Number: 
402-941-6291
Associate Professor
Email Address: 
moxnessd [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 214
Phone Number: 
402-941-6290
Assistant Professor
Email Address: 
phelan [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 205
Phone Number: 
402-941-6286
Associate Professor
Email Address: 
steed [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 208
Phone Number: 
402-941-6396
Administrative Coordinator of the School of Nursing
Email Address: 
nur1 [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 201
Phone Number: 
402-941-6281
Adjunct Professor
Email Address: 
wiesen [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Nursing
Office: 
Anderson 209
Phone Number: 
402-941-6223