Find A PhysicianHome  |  Library  |  myDownstate  |  Newsroom  |  A-Z Guide  |  E-mail  |  Contact Us  |  Directions
curve gif

Nursing RN-BS Program

RN-BS Program

The Nursing RN-BS program is a one year program open only to registered nurses and applicants who expect to complete the process of RN licensure by the date of enrollment.

The program is offered on a semester basis, with three semesters of concentrated study comprising the usual pattern of study. Flexible scheduling permits study for the most part on two days during the week. Each semester is 16 weeks in length, with the first semester commencing in late August.

The Nursing RN to BS curriculum emphasizes theory and skills applicable to health maintenance and illness prevention; physical assessment; therapeutic communication; client teaching; community health; and leadership and management. Clinical experiences are arranged in a variety of community settings. In addition, numerous opportunities are provided for students to apply nursing and other theories to their current clinical practice and to further their development as professional nurses.