Title of Resolution

RN-BSN Nursing Program

Resolution Number



The Department of Nursing currently has an approved program for licensed RNs to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program has been in place for several decades and needs to be updated. Current students meet in classes with traditional undergraduate nursing students at a variety of days and times on campus. The newly proposed program provides improved accessibility to the employed RN. Nursing classes are planned for one night per week at a local health care institution. Full-time and part-time study will be available. More importantly, this program is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of the employed RN. The proposed program meets all the essential elements needed to maintain accreditation status, including the learning objectives from “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.” The “Essentials” document, developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is universally accepted by the nursing education community as the authority on nursing curriculum development.

Originating Committee

Undergraduate Curriculum and Policies

Type of Resolution


Academic Year


Date passed by Senate



Revised Program for Licensed RN's Completing a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - Accepted by President Halstead, 4/6/07 - Effective Fall 2007