RN to BSN
College of Professional Studies
The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing who want to advance in the profession. The completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing is the gateway to graduate-level education and advanced roles in nursing.
- Earn up to 72 credits for your previous education and/or experience.
- Complete your degree in less than 2 years.
- Minimum of 123 credits required for graduation.
- More affordable than you think!
- Face-to-Face $314/credit hour. Online $365/credit hour.
- Doane University total cost estimate is less than $19,500
- Average of other local and online RN to BSN programs is $25,000
*Averages based on 2018-2019 posted tuition and fees calculated for 56 credits.
- Based on your schedule you can choose from taking courses
- 100% Online
- Face-to-face (traditional in-the-classroom) in Grand Island and Lincoln
- Or take a combination of online and face-to-face
- Face-to-face nursing courses are predictably scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays.
- Complete your clinical requirement right where you live.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Doane University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.
Campus and online course availability varies by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.
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The Doane Difference
Independent Clinical Plan
Doane understands that each nurse’s interests are different. Students in the BSN program work with faculty to develop a clinical plan unique to each student. Doane lets students apply learned skills to a clinical that the student develops and to their career simultaneously.
You already possess the knowledge you need to care for a patient, now go beyond. At Doane, our nurses are seeking new knowledge - not something they previously learned. You’re already a nurse, why repeat the same coursework again?
Communication Under Pressure
When the stress of a situation is unavoidable, keeping a cool head under pressure is essential. Doane helps students build the character and self-awareness to communicate effectively no matter the situation.
RNs are with people at their most vulnerable state - when they are needing medical care. Doane prepares you with the emotional intelligence that you need in order to care for the person - not the patient.
Leadership. It means something different to different people. Leadership takes experience and the only way to get experience is through practice. Doane’s BSN focuses on leadership in practice - not in theory.
“Expect the unexpected.” No one knows this more than an RN. Things don’t always go to plan, and nurses are on the front lines when it happens. RNs are often the first to respond. Doane prepares you to make confident decisions fast when the unexpected happens.
2016 Median Pay: $68,450 per year
The job outlook for registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average over the next 10 years at +15%.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Tuition Per Credit Hour
Lincoln Campus: $314
Grand Island Campus: $314
NRS 215 - Applied Statistics for Health Care (3)
NRS 220 - Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3)
NRS 305 - Personal Leadership Development I (1)
NRS 306 - Personal Leadership Development II (1)
NRS 307 - Personal Leadership Development III (1)
NRS 310 - Research in Nursing (3)
NRS 315 - Health Care Policy in the United States (3)
NRS 316 - Independent Clinical Plan (1-3)
NRS 320 - Community Health (3)
NRS 325 - Nursing in a Global Community (3)
NRS 330 - Health Care Information Systems (3)
NRS 410 - Critical Issues in Professional Nursing (3)
NRS 416 - Leadership in Professional Practice (3)
NRS 430 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice (3)
View undergraduate catalog for more detailed course information.
Doane’s helped me to be an inspiration to my children and grandchildren by opening up doors I thought were closed to me a long time ago.
Barbie Hoins ’18
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