YES! I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE.
The cost of this degree may be reduced and we are here to help you make Brookline’s program one of the most affordable.
If your health facility is not a Clinical or Education Alliance Partner with Brookline College, take the form Here to your HR and/or Nursing Education Representative and ask them to speak to us and we will get the discount information to them.
If your School of Nursing is not an Education Alliance Partner with Brookline College, take the form Here to your Director/Dean of the nursing school and ask them to speak to us and we will get the discount information to them.
Based on the number of credit hours you have available to transfer into Brookline, we will reduce your tuition.
Talk to your employer to see if there are additional funds available for continuing education and know up front what the reimbursement policy is before you start.
This online BSN degree builds on what you already know and provides the Bachelor’s-level knowledge, skills and decision-making proficiencies needed in today’s more complex healthcare environment. Course work is intended to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery.
- Brookline’s program is designed to let you go to school on your time. Our online degree program is flexible and puts you at the center of your education.
- You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. All RN to BSN courses are offered every 8 weeks.
A current RN license approved by your state and Associates Degree in Nursing from an institution recognized by the Department of Education.
Follow our “Seven Simple Steps” admissions process outlined below in Admissions.
What Classes Will I Take?
Here are just a few of the classes you will take during the RN to BSN Program:
Community-based Nursing Practice
Business Concepts for the Professional Nurse
120 CREDITS – 1800 CONTACT HOURS – 64 WEEKS
The RN to baccalaureate program provides an efficient bridge for diploma and ADN-prepared nurses who wish to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers. RN to BSN programs build on initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery. These programs are growing in importance since many professional practice settings, including Magnet hospitals and academic health centers, now require or prefer the baccalaureate degree for specific nursing roles.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, graduates will contribute to the areas of:
- Utilize the nursing process and critical thinking as tools to make culturally-sensitive patient-centered clinical decisions in all healthcare settings within systems-based environments.
- Collaborate with patients and other members of the healthcare team in the planning, coordination, and provision of competent care.
- Integrate evidence-based findings into nursing and collaborative practice.
- Promote patient and staff safety utilizing the process of quality improvement based on available evidence.
- Use information and technology for communication, knowledge development, and clinical-decision making.
- Demonstrate leadership behaviors and professionalism when providing care to patients across the lifespan in all healthcare settings when transitioning from the RN practice role to the BSN practice role.
- Integrate legal, ethical, and professional standards into nursing practice.
|Program Concentration -30 Credits -510 Contact Hours||Credit Hrs||Lecture Hrs||Lab Hrs||Practicum|
|NUR 250 Professional Role Enhancement||3||45||0||0|
|NUR 315 Health Care Systems & Policy||3||45||0||0|
|NUR 320 Evidence Based Practice||3||45||0||0|
|NUR 325 Information Management in Health Care||3||45||0||0|
|NUR 335 Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse||4||45||30||0|
|NUR 350 Business Concepts for the Professional Nurse||3||45||0||0|
|NUR 415 Leadership in Action||4||45||30||0|
|NUR 425 Community-based Nursing Practice||4||45||0||45|
|NUR 450 Changing Nursing Practice||3||45||0||0|
|General Education -36 Credits -540 Contact Hours||Credit Hrs||Lecture Hrs||Lab Hrs||Practicum|
|EN 155 Scholarly Writing||3||45||0||0|
|CO 215 Interpersonal Communication||3||45||0||0|
|SO 170 Introduction to Sociology||3||45||0||0|
|PH 210 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving||3||45||0||0|
|PO 136 Introduction to Political Science||3||45||0||0|
|PO 150 Political Systems||3||45||0||0|
|PO160 Introduction to Public Policy||3||45||0||0|
|General Education Electives||15||225||0||0|
|Additional Course Requirements – 54 Credits – 765 Contact Hours||Credit Hours||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Practicum|
|PRQ 276 Transfer Credits from ADN*||39||540||0||0|
*PRQ 177 Program Course Prerequisites: Transfer credit applied for successful completion of associate’s degree in nursing program prerequisite courses taken as part of an approved program with a grade of “C” or better. Students may not enroll in this course as it is provided to facilitate the application of block transfer credit.
*PRQ 276 Transfer Credits from ADN: Transfer credit applied for successful completion of associate’s degree in nursing courses taken as part of an approved program with a grade of “C” or better. Students may not enroll in this course as it is provided to facilitate the application of block transfer credit
Do I have to complete a clinical?
- Practice experiences are woven throughout the courses and can often be accomplished on the job, at your workplace. This means you will have professional clinical experiences, but will not experience clinical rotations like you did when you went to school to become a nurse.
If you have never taken an online course before and you’re a little nervous, that’s ok. We will help you prepare for online classes.
Brookline has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online classroom. Your admissions representative can provide a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes and help you understand what you can expect when you log into your first class.
How Often Will I Go To Class?
There are no mandatory login times. Most classes require that you login two to three times per week. Check the course syllabus for information specific to your class.
How Do I Go To Class?
Going to class means logging into your course from a device connected to the internet such as a computer, tablet or smartphone. Request to have an admission representative provide you with a course tour.
Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A career in Nursing can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.
At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
|Tuition Nursing Courses||$333.33 per credit hour|
|Tuition General Education Courses||$166.67 per credit hour|
|Application Fee||No charge|
|Books & Supplies||None, all ordered online|
Paying For School
- More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form on financial aid (4) to help cover the cost of their education (5). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
- We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.
(4) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(5) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.
New students are enrolled six times per year.
- All that’s required is a current RN license approved by your state or Associates Degree in Nursing from an institution recognized by the Department of Education.
- Application for admission and an interview with a Brookline Admissions Representative.
Seven Simple Steps …
- Connect with a Brookline Admissions Representative by either submitting your contact information (Request Info) or calling (844) 769-0004.
- Attend a live, or virtual, planning session which includes both career and academic goals with an authorized Admissions Representative.
- Submit your state approved RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN.
- Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended or are currently attending.
- Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
- Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
- Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.
Upon completion of the admissions requirements, you will be notified by your Brookline Admissions Representative on your status.
We Accept Most Credits(6)
- Plan Ahead
- Review requirements before planning to transfer. Students must follow the admission guidelines and procedures.
- Request Evaluation
- Request a credit evaluation prior to your first semester and provide an unofficial/official transcript.
- Review Full Requirements
- Review the full program of study or call 844-769-0004 to determine if your courses transfer.
- (6) Regardless of the institution involved, the acceptance of credits is at the discretion of the accepting institution and cannot be guaranteed. Brookline College does not, in any way, imply or guarantee credit may transfer..
Patricia J. Bishop PhD, MSN, RN
Dean and Chief Nurse Administrator | Dean of Nursing, Phoenix Campus and Online
Dr. Bishop’s nursing career began over 35 years ago in High Risk L&D in Cleveland, Ohio. Her experiences have included Pediatric/Women’s Health Educator and Director of Women’s Services in acute care settings. She has over 14 years of academic teaching experience of which 6 ½ years were in academic leadership at a local well-respected College of Nursing. She completed her PhD in Nursing, and MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Akron in Ohio.
Dr. Kallie L. Gatzemeier, DNP, MSN, RN was recently appointed as the Interim Dean of Nursing, Online for Brookline College. For the past three years, Dr. Gatzemeier has served as a faculty member at the Phoenix Campus BSN program teaching a wide variety of courses (online and on-ground), clinicals and labs. Prior to nursing education, she was a critical care nurse practicing in the CCU/ICU and Neuro ICU. Dr. Gatzemeier recently completed her doctoral studies at Graceland University, where her research focused on hand-hygiene compliance programs and reducing health care acquired infections (HAI’s).
Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.
- Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
- Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
- Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.
The Baccalaureate in Nursing and the Master’s in Nursing programs at Brookline College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:
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