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Mission Statement

The RN to BSN Completion Program provides registered nurses the opportunity to obtain an affordable, quality professional nursing education through community involvement, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration, thereby meeting the community needs for highly trained nursing professionals.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Exemplifies professional leadership characteristics
  • Integrates evidence-based practice into the care of patients
  • Designs strategies to promote quality and safety in the care of patients
  • Promotes communication, teamwork and collaboration with the healthcare team
  • Coordinates individualized patient-centered care
  • Utilizes informatics and technology in the care of patients

Admissions and Application 

The RN to BSN completion program is designed to be completed in one year. All applicants must be a graduate of an associate degree or diploma in nursing program that is recognized by an accrediting agency, or the equivalent if a graduate from a program outside of the U.S. Credits will be awarded for the equivalent of 65 credit hours.

In addition, applicants must hold a current unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Applicants holding the equivalent of RN licensure or certification outside of the U.S. must submit a Credential Evaluation Services (CES) Academic Report from the Council on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study.

Admission Criterion:

  • Graduate of an accredited ADN or diploma program 
  • Possess a valid unencumbered registered nursing license
  • Complete Rhodes State College RN to BSN Completion Program Application

The Rhodes State College RN to BSN Completion program has limited enrollment with preference given to students in the College's service area, which includes the following counties:  Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby and Van Wert.   

Applicants who are not accepted will be placed on a waitlist. In the event a seat becomes available, students may be admitted up to one week prior to the start of the semester. Applicants not accepted will be required to re-apply during the next application cycle. The College recommends taking elective and non-nursing-related courses while waiting to reapply.

Applications Open for the Fall 2024 Cohort at 8:00am on Friday, March 1st

Apply early - seats are limited! Applications are open until all seats are filled.

Apply to RN to BSN Completion Program


Effective December 19, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on December 19, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships available.  

Students are invited to apply now through October 1, 2023 for the 2024 CCBA Student Scholars Fund $1000 scholarshipAwards will be presented during the 2024 CCBA Conference in Savannah, GA.


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Transfer Credit Requirements 

Up to 35 technical nursing credit hours will be awarded from an accredited RN program. Upon receipt of the RN license, these credit hours will be applied toward the total number of credits required for the bachelor’s degree in nursing.

General education courses must be completed to earn the bachelor’s degree in nursing. These courses can be transferred in from an accredited institution. Additional courses may need to be taken along with the courses listed in the RN to BSN Program. Academic advisors can help determine if additional coursework needs to be completed prior to graduating with a BSN in Nursing.

The following general education/basic related courses or transferred in equivalencies are required for degree completion:

BHS 2110: Growth & Development: Lifespan (2 cr.)
BHS 1711: Pathophysiology for Healthcare (2 cr.)                                       
BIO 1110: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr.)                                                     
BIO 1120: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr.)                                                    
BIO 1400: Microbiology (4 cr.)                                                                       
COM 1110: English Composition (3 cr.)
DTN 1220: Principles of Nutrition (2 cr.)
MTH 1260: Statistics or MTH 1150: Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr.)
NSG 1721: Pharmacology for Nursing (2 cr.)                                                              
SOC 1010: Sociology or PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 cr.)

A total of 63-65 general education/technical credit hours must be completed in addition to the 57 RN to BSN Program credit hours (total 120-122) to earn the BSN degree.