Expressway RN to BSN Program
The Expressway RN to BSN Program is designed for highly motivated registered nurses who want to earn their degree in a timely manner. Credits are earned through transfer, advanced placement, and matriculation. Advanced placement credits (32 credits) for course work completed in a state-approved, nationally accredited associate's degree or diploma nursing program are awarded after registration for first course. After a transcript evaluation has been completed, the RN student completes the necessary individually determined core and cognate credits along with 22 credits of course work in the professional nursing major. This course work includes one clinical practice course in community health, which uses a flexible adult learning model for scheduling. As adult learners, RN students also have the opportunity to earn credit by CLEP subject exams and Prior Learning Assessment. RN students who hold a bachelor's degree in another field are exempt from core requirements. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher is required for admission.
In addition to meeting the admission requirements for RN students, articulation status and the awarding of advanced placement credits is determined by the following:
For more information, prospective students should contact the Expressway Office at (570) 674-6791.
Core Requirements (see core curriculum requirements)
Free Elective Credits, if needed (minimum of nine credits)
Minimum Required Credits 126
(The above are general guidelines. Each student's transcripts are thoroughly evaluated by the registrar and an individual program plan is established. All RN to BSN students must have obtained a Registered Nurse license, which mandated that they have graduated from an accredited program. These students fall under the University Transfer Program guidelines, causing a variation in their individualized program plan.)
Specialization in Nursing Leadership
The specialization in nursing leadership is designed for registered nurse's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree. In addition to the requirements above, students take NSG 413: Cooperative Education in Nursing Leadership for 1-8 credits, depending upon the nature and duration of the cooperative project.