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RN to BSN

Bachelors of Science

School of Health Sciences


Program Details
This program is designed for Associate Degree or Diploma Nurses to continue their education to obtain their BSN.  The program is designed to build on the core competencies and core knowledge the student brings from previous academic nursing programs, and expands on professional nursing values and practices resulting in a deeper and broader scope of professional practice and professional role identity. The added value of a baccalaureate of science in nursing degree is the advanced nursing, science, and liberal arts theoretical knowledge, critical thinking/clinical reasoning skills, evidence-based inquiry, effective communication skills, and leadership skills to guide the care of diverse patient populations, care of the community, and management of other health care providers.

The program has been developed as a completion program for licensed Registered Nurses who have graduated from an accredited associate degree program.  Additional coursework may be required in order to meet the general education and prerequisite requirements of the courses included in the RN to BSN Degree program.

The Baccalaureate Program at Harrison College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(http://aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Total Credit Hours: 86
Please see the Harrison College Course Catalog for a list of courses for this program.
Available at these campuses: Indianapolis - East, Online

* The number of "estimated total quarters" for each program assumes you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per quarter) throughout the entire program. Students taking more than 12 credit hours in a quarter will finish in fewer quarters; likewise, students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter may require additional quarters. Transferred credits from previous colleges, testing out of classes, and successfully completing classes (avoiding having to repeat a class) may also affect program length.

Career & Skills Related Details
Possible Job Titles
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau are charged with collecting and reporting data on total U.S. employment across the full spectrum of SOC major groups. Occupations are classified based on work performed and on the skills, education, and/or training needed to perform the work at a competent level. The link below includes possible job titles, SOC codes, National and Indiana State Median Incomes, and links to O*Net for additional job title information. This information was aggregated from O*Net and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nursing Bachelors Job Titles and SOC Codes

Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Direct and supervise less skilled nursing or health care personnel or supervise a particular unit.
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Typical Work Environments
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Special care facilities
  • All types of health care and home health organizations


The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used to classify workers into occupational categories in order to collect statistical data. Information regarding the SOC system or specific SOC codes can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website.

Curriculum Details
Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
General Education Courses
COM3150
4
ELE2000
4
ELE2001
4
HUM1500
4
MAT2000
4
PSY2000
4
PSY3250
4
SCI2400
4
SOC2050
4
Professional
BUS3650
4
HCM4250
4
HCM4400
4
MGT2000
4
NUR3000
2
NUR3100
4
NUR3200
4
NUR3600
4
NUR4100
4
NUR4200
8
NUR4600
8

Elective Course Details

Tuition & Fees Details

Tuition Program Fees by Quarter: $675

Tuition by Credit Hour: $295 full-time

*Additional charges and fees may apply. Please refer to the Harrison College Catalog for more information.

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