UPIKE’s RN-BSN program allows nurses who have their ADN to complete coursework online to earn their BSN. The fully-online program allows working registered nurses to advance their careers on their schedules.

The RN-BSN program prepares RNs for evidence-based patient care or advanced staff and leadership positions in diverse practice environments. Students in the RN-BSN program are provided the foundation for graduate-level education.

Admission Process

Admission Process – RN-BSN

*Students will be accepted into the RN-BSN program at the University of Pikeville after completing an associate degree program or a diploma program with a major in nursing. For admission to the RN-BSN program, the student must meet the following:

  1. Official admission to the University of Pikeville including:
    a.) Official transcripts of high school and all college/university schools attended. b.) ACT or equivalent test scores.
  2. Submit a separate RN-BSN application to the School of Nursing. 
  3. Be a graduate of a state-approved pre-licensure program for registered nursing.
  4. Have earned at least a ‘C’ grade in all courses taken to satisfy the nursing major at the ADN or diploma level.
  5. Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  6. Have earned at least 26 credit hours of the 52 credit hours of general education core requirements. These 26 hours should include the equivalent of the MTH 105 prerequisite to a college level statistics course.
  7. All general education core requirements for the major must be at least a ‘C’ grade.
  8. Have validation of a current, unrestricted, and unencumbered RN license in Kentucky or a compact state.

*Please note that it is preferred that this requirement is completed prior to admission.  However, any liberal arts coursework not completed on admission to the MSW program, must be completed before beginning the advanced curriculum. 


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Tuition and Aid

The UPIKE RN-BSN is priced affordably to allow students with a busy schedule to complete their degree.

Credits: 120

Cost per Credit Hour: $350


Accreditation

The University of Pikeville RN-BSN Completion Program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org



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