For registered nurses seeking to complete their baccalaureate education, Alverno’s RN to BSN program is a 12-month, fully online program comprising a series of eight-week courses. Through the integration of theory and practice, students develop expertise in leadership, management of care, implementation of evidence-based practice, and principles of quality and safety.
Classes begin each August. Students move through the program together in a cohort model, working as a team to gain knowledge and proficiency. Students are required to complete 36 credits: 15 credits of nursing, 16 credits of liberal arts, 4 credits of probability and statistics, and 1 credit of introduction to the program and ability-based learning. Concepts learned in each course carry through to subsequent courses so that learning throughout the program is developmental and relatable.
Nursing Program Learning Outcomes
An Alverno College nurse has demonstrated the ability:
The student has successfully integrated and demonstrated the skills and abilities necessary for the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level.
Leah Olson MSN, RN
Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program Director