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Degree Completion Programs

  • Overview
  • RN to BSN
  • Para to Teacher Licensure

If you already have an associate degree and are looking to take your career to the next level, Alverno’s Bachelor’s Completion Programs are for you.

With programs in Nursing, Business and Education, Alverno can help you build on your associate degree to earn your bachelor’s, equipping you with the unique power that comes from an Alverno education.

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All the credits from your associate degree program will count towards either your Bachelor of Arts in Business, your Bachelor of Science in Nursing or your Bachelor of Science in Education.

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Open to women and men, Alverno’s RN to BSN program is personalized and flexible, providing all of the essentials: academic growth, positive cohort support and work-life balance.

In just 12 months, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from one of the most respected nursing schools in Wisconsin.

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Why a BSN?

At a time when more employers are requiring a BSN, this is your chance to stay one step ahead of industry demands. In fact, the Future of Nursing report published by the Institute of Medicine set a bold goal of 80% of nurses having a BSN degree by the year 2020. A BSN also paves the way for advanced degrees and future growth in your career.

Why Alverno?

Alverno’s outcome-oriented curriculum is known nationally and internationally for focusing on you, the student. As part of our approach to learning, students learn the essential knowledge within each course subject while also developing the actual skills needed by nurses not just of today, but also tomorrow.

Program requirements

  • Associate degree in Nursing
  • Unencumbered RN license

12-month program

At Alverno, we know that your time is valuable. That's why we've developed this RN to BSN program to be completed in only 12 months.

Online learning

The RN to BSN program is fully online, allowing you to balance work and family while earning your BSN.

Cost

Cost is $500 per credit and is often reimbursed by employers.

RN to BSN Curriculum

  • Finding Meaning in Professional Practice
  • Professional Leadership Policy, Practice and Systems
  • Arts, Culture and Ethics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Nursing Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement
  • Sustainability and Technology in the Changing World
  • Nursing Process with Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Informed Decision-Making in Complex Societies
  • Nursing Theory and Practice with Vulnerable Populations

Outcomes for the Nursing Major

“I’ve held a leadership role for 4 years now, and I was hired for that based on experience. In earning my BSN from Alverno, I feel that I’ve gained the knowledge and experience I need to really soar as a leader.

The potential for career growth that comes with a BSN is amazing – and it really advances your skills in theory, research, and communication.

For anyone debating where to go to school, I can tell you that Alverno is the place to go and feel that everyone is batting for you as an individual.”

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Open to women and men, Alverno’s Paraprofessional to Teacher Licensure program is a streamlined path to licensure for practicing paraprofessionals who have an associate’s degree or at least 60 credits but not a bachelor’s degree.

In 24 months, you can earn Bachelor’s of Science in Education from one of the most respected and innovative schools in Wisconsin.

We've also reduced the program cost per credit by more than 30 percent. It's now $400 per credit!

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Why a Bachelor of Science in Education?

If you’ve dreamed of taking your place at the front of the classroom, this program will take your classroom skills to the next level with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

Why Alverno?

Alverno’s outcome-oriented curriculum is known nationally and internationally for focusing on you, the student. As part of our approach to learning, students learn the essential knowledge within each course subject while also developing the actual skills needed not just of today’s business leaders, but also those of tomorrow.

Program requirement

  • Working paraprofessional
  • Associate’s degree or at least 60 college credits*
    *We will work with you if you have less than 60  credits to formulate a  completion plan.

Convenient class schedule

Classes will alternate between on campus and online – ensuring you’re able to balance work, family and an otherwise busy schedule.

Hybrid learning

The Para to Teacher Licensure program integrates the best of online learning with critical in-classroom instruction.

Start dates and cost

The next program start is Aug. 2018.

Associate to Bachelor’s Curriculum

  • Find Meaning in Professional Practice
  • Teaching and Assessment in K-8
  • Arts, Culture and Ethics
  • Working with Diverse Populations
  • Processes of Literacy Acquisition
  • Sustainability and Technology in the Changing World
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Informed Decision Making in Complex Societies
  • Differentiating Instruction and Assessment in Math, Science and Social Studies