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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

RN-BSN Degree


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RN-BS Degree Track

The College of Nursing offers registered nurses the opportunity to advance their professional knowledge.The RN-BS degree track offers nursing courses in an online learning environment.

RN-BS-MS in Nursing Fast Track

RN-BS students are eligible to enroll in up to nine (9) credits of graduate level nursing courses. Students may choose from the following courses (pre-requisites must still be met) - NUR 500, 511, 520, 547, 605. The following conditions must be met prior to enrolling in these courses:

  • All 200 & 300 level nursing courses completed,
  • A 3.3 GPA in all nursing courses,
  • Recommendation from the RN-BS Program Director,
  • Approval of Master’s Program Director.

    These nine (9) graduate credits fulfill both undergraduate elective, bachelor’s degree requirements, and graduate degree requirements. Students pay undergraduate tuition rates for the courses and must get a grade of B or better for the course to count for graduate credit. In addition, students must apply for admission in spring for matriculation into the consecutive summer.

BS-MS Fast Track

Senior nursing students may enroll in up to nine (9) credits of graduate level nursing courses. Students may choose from the following courses (pre-requisites must still be met) - NUR 500, 511, 520, 547, 605.

The following conditions must be met prior to enrolling in these courses:

  • All 300 level nursing courses are completed,
  • Maintain a 3.3 GPA in all nursing courses,
  • Recommendation of their faculty advisor,
  • Approval of Master’s program director.

    These nine (9) graduate credits fulfill both undergraduate elective, bachelor’s degree requirements, and graduate degree requirements. Students must get a grade of B or better for the course tocount for graduate credit. In addition, students must apply for admission in spring for matriculation into the consecutive summer. Tuition rates for these graduate classes will be directed by University Extension.

Students may transfer non-nursing course credits from other institutions to meet most RN- BS program requirements. A total of 31-credits, including 28 online nursing credits, must be taken at UMass Dartmouth. The other 3 non-nursing credits may be satisfied with online, blended or traditional classroom courses offered through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.

RN-BS applicants must show proof of a valid unencumbered United States RN license and possess the functional capabilities to perform the skills and behaviors required of a professional nurse. Students are responsible to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements of the clinical agency where they will be enrolled for the community health clinical course, which may or may not include demonstrating proof of malpractice insurance coverage, providing health record documentation, and undergoing a background check and/or drug panel screen.

Students in this track adhere to the same academic policies as the pre-licensure track option, except as noted above. For additional information, contact the University Extension, 508.999.9202 or visit http://www.umassd.edu/rn-bs or contact the College of Nursing, 508.999.8586



 

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** This course includes clinical experience

 

3 credit elective (online, hybrid, face to face) taken on Umass Dartmouth Campus

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Total = 31 Credits

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