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RN to BSN Online Program Director

Dr. Pamela White
Email: pwhite@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8395

RN to BSN Online Program Requirements

The RN to BSN Online program builds on the study of nursing in associate degree and nursing diploma programs.

RN to BSN Degree Requirements

The fully-accredited RN to BSN curriculum is a modular program delivered in an online learning format, designed to respond to the needs of working professionals in terms of scheduling and flexibility.

Courses are taught in seven-week modules. Your plan of study will be individually designed based on previously completed coursework.

The program can be completed in as little as 12-18 months.


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current RN to BSN Online program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


Nursing Credits: 56-60

The 56-60 credits in the nursing major include 30 credits in nursing at St. John Fisher College and the minimum of 26 credits for nursing coursework transferred from an associate degree or hospital-based diploma nursing program.

Nursing Courses at Fisher

  • NURS 331 - Nursing as a Profession (3)
  • NURS 332 - Caring for Populations (4)
  • NURS 333 - Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 451 - Leadership in Systems Care (3)
  • NURS 452 - Holistic Health Assessment (4)
  • NURS 456 - Nursing Informatics (3)
  • NURS 457 - Patient-Centered Care and Quality (3)
  • NURS 458 - Contemporary Professional Issues (4)
  • NURS 459 - Capstone Professional Portfolio (3)

Total: 30 credits

Liberal Arts Credits: 60-64

A total of 60-64 credits in liberal arts are required. Potentially 40 liberal arts credits can be transferred from the associate degree program. Additional liberal arts credits may be transferred from bachelor's level courses at other schools that meet St. John Fisher College core or elective requirements. The registrar will provide an individualized evaluation of transfer courses and credits to determine the additional liberal arts courses required for the B.S. degree to total 60-64 credits.

  • St. John Fisher College Core requirements
  • A college-level course in introductory statistics as a prerequisite course for NURS 333
  • A college-level course in introductory ethics or bioethics
  • Additional liberal arts, sciences, general elective courses

Total degree requirement: 120 credits


RN to BSN to M.S. Fast-Track Degree Requirements

Nursing Credits: 56-60

The 56-60 credits in the nursing major include 30 credits in nursing at St. John Fisher College and the minimum of 26 credits for nursing coursework transferred from an associate degree or hospital-based diploma nursing program.

Nursing Courses at Fisher

  • NURS 331 - Nursing as a Profession (3)
  • NURS 332 - Caring for Populations (4)
  • NURS 333 - Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 451 - Leadership in Systems of Care (3)
  • NURS 452 - Holistic Health Assessment (4)
  • NURS 456 - Nursing Informatics (3)
  • NURS 457 - Patient-Centered Care and Quality (3)
  • GNUR 512 - Health Care, Economics, and Policy (4)
  • GNUR 543 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

Total: 30 credits

If additional elective credit is needed, this course may be taken.

  • NURS 459 - Capstone Professional Portfolio (3)

Liberal Arts Credits: 60-64

A total of 60-64 credits in liberal arts are required. Potentially 40 liberal arts credits can be transferred from the associate degree program. Additional liberal arts credits may be transferred from bachelor's level courses at other schools that meet St. John Fisher College Core or elective requirements. The registrar will provide an individualized evaluation of transfer courses and credits to determine the additional liberal arts courses required for the B.S. degree to total 60-64 credits.

  • St. John Fisher College Core requirements
  • A college-level course in introductory statistics as a prerequisite course for NURS 333
  • A college-level course in introductory ethics or bioethics
  • Additional liberal arts, sciences, general elective courses

Total degree requirement: 120 credits


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