RN-BS Student

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This plan of study is for graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing. Many hospitals prefer BS nurses and now require this degree for employment or advancement.

RN-BS Enrollment Criteria

Enrollment in the Purdue University North Central (PNC) RN-BS Nursing Program is limited and not all qualified applicants may be offered admission. The applicant selection process utilized is based on enrollment, faculty, and objective criteria of applicant qualifications that serve to select the best candidates for admission from the pool of qualified individuals. The admission criteria for the RN-BS completion option is as follows:

  • Successful completion of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing
  • Admission to PNC as a degree seeking student
  • GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses completed with a minimum grade of “C”

In addition the RN-BS nursing student will:

  • Be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana prior to practicum coursework
  • Provide a copy of a current physical examination
  • Provide a copy of current immunizations
  • Provide results of annual PPD, or chest x-ray
  • Provide a copy of a current American Heart Association CPR card
  • Purchase PNC nursing student liability insurance prior to enrollment in the first practicum nursing course
  • Submit results of the limited adult criminal history background check

RN-BS Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of the upper division RN-BS plan of study, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is granted. Graduates must:

  • Complete the credit hours required in the upper division of the RN-BS plan of study
  • Have at least 32 of the upper division credit hours earned at Purdue University North Central
  • Earn a minimum graduation index of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in all Purdue University courses
  • Complete all required non-nursing and nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better
  • Have earned a minimum total of 122 credit hours

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