The Carthage RN-to-BSN Program allows practicing nurses to improve their critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills while expanding their professional options.
Accelerated and affordable
Taught in a hybrid (online and on-campus) format, courses focus on evidence-based practice, population health, and leadership. Building on the strong foundation of an associate degree, working nurses can finish the RN-to-BSN Program in as few as 16 months, completing 56 credit hours at Carthage. Our program is also extremely cost-competitive with all comparable offerings in the area.
Why choose Carthage?
Our RN-to-BSN curriculum extends beyond technical proficiency to instill essential skills in complex decision-making, cultural and religious literacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. General education courses will account for 28 of the 56 required credits, with nursing courses making up the remainder of the curriculum.
In addition, Carthage offers:
- A generous transfer credit policy
- Exceptional faculty with a wide range of clinical expertise
- An assigned nursing faculty advisor
- Tutoring and technical support
- Optional on-campus events to develop a sense of community
- Small class sizes and individualized student support from faculty
- A degree from a highly respected liberal arts college
Carthage has applied for approval from the Higher Learning Commission to shift all RN-to-BSN courses fully online. We anticipate that all courses will be fully online in 2021.
Advantages of a BSN
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that BSN-level preparation improves nurses’ communication, research knowledge, and leadership skills and ultimately leads to better outcomes for patients.
Many health care institutions — particularly hospitals that hold the prestigious Magnet® designation — have a strong preference for BSN graduates in hiring and promotion. The higher degree also makes it easier to move into competitive specialties like pediatrics or oncology.
Cheryl Petersen, assistant director of the Carthage RN-to-BSN Program and assistant professor of nursing, will serve as your direct contact from initial inquiry to graduation to ensure an exceptional experience.
Schedule a visit to learn about all Carthage offers. To schedule your visit to Carthage, email Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-351-4058.
Carthage will seek accreditation for the RN-to-BSN Program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the body that previously accredited our traditional four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing.