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Part-time cohorts begin each fall.

The Seven Semester Part-Time option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is an academic program designed primarily for working adults who wish to prepare for a career as a registered nurse but are unable to attend traditional day time classes.  The program, which learners complete in two and one half calendar years, requires seven consecutive semesters of study, including two summer sessions.  

This program admits two groups of learners: (1) those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, and (2) those who have completed at least 64 academic credits of prescribed coursework.  Upon completion of the program, graduates receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and are eligible to take the examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to licensure as a registered nurse.

Classes, including clinical study, are offered primarily in evenings and on weekends throughout the calendar year.  Didactic courses are offered in a hybrid/blended format to promote independent learning.   This will allow for flexibility in working adult students’ schedules.

Students must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework to earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students must complete a minimum of 66 semester hours of general education coursework as outlined in the plan of study, including a minimum of:

  • 15 hours in the humanities
  • 15 hours in the social sciences
  • 18 hours in the natural sciences and mathematics
  • 18 hours of general electives (including a 3 credit diversity course).

Students attend other regionally accredited colleges and universities to complete the general education component of the plan of study.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 58 semester hours of nursing coursework. Applicants are encouraged to consult an academic advisor at Allen College prior to enrollment ensuring coursework meets the requirements.

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