RN to BSN
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Students enrolling in the RN-BSN program are automatically eligible for a 25% tuition deduction.
Students enrolled in the Allen College RN-BSN program complete nursing courses in an on-line format excluding clinical experiences. A minimum of 124 semester hours of prescribed coursework must be earned for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. General Education courses must be taken at another regionally accredited institution prior to matriculation.
Clinical requirements may be completed in the area of residence with an arranged preceptor. The RN-BSN program is designed to offer a quality educational experience with a maximum amount of flexibility. The accelerated option is a fast paced option that can be completed in one year. The traditional option is completed in two years.
Clinical Requirements - Students in a Post-Licensure Nursing Program
Registered Nurses (RNs) in the nursing program must provide proof of current licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa. Licensure reciprocity is pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code chapter 152E.1.
According to Subrule 2.8(5) nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person a) who has been denied licensure by the board; b) whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction; or c) whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.
Students must notify the Office of Enrollment Management if they are in violation of this code.
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Allen College considers admitting applicants living out of state or country.
Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering online courses and clinical study in those states. Additionally, a state certification or governing licensing board may also require prior approval for an Allen College student to engage in clinical study within the state. Therefore, Allen College cannot guarantee out-of- state clinical or practicum placement. Allen College also cannot guarantee students maintaining residency in a state other than Iowa will be allowed to enroll in online courses.
Applicants planning to maintain residency in any state other than Iowa, and planning to enroll in an online course or engage in clinical study in any state other than Iowa, should consult an admission counselor prior to applying to Allen College.
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