For More Information, Contact:
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. Katrina Pyo, BSN Program Director
Anne Canny, M.N., R.N. Nursing Enrollment Coordinator and Advisor
Sudents with a current bachelor's degree can earn a BSN degree in 15 months.
The nursing degree program at RMU builds on the natural and behavioral sciences, integrating liberal arts and professional courses into a cohesive program. Students develop strong technical skills, as well as the clinical judgment and critical thinking necessary to succeed in today's rapidly changing health care system. Clinical experiences are conducted in community and hospital settings.
The program has a unique focus on communications, global perspective and technology in addition to strong clinical skills, and preparation for the licensing exam to become a registered nurse. All students will utilize handheld computer technology capable of storing software applications and data at their fingertips. Students learn to care for patients in state-of-the-art clinical facilities as well as in RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. Students also have the opportunity to travel internationally to better understand global health issues.
Depending on the applicant's previous degree and course work, many of the core and prerequisite course requirements can be satisfied by transfer credits. Once students start courses with clinical, the degree can be completed in four consecutive semesters over a 15-month period.