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

Applications open: April 3 (at 8 am)
Classes begin: August 21, 2023

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.

Financial aid and scholarships available.  

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(Candidacy Eligible) Accreditation
The RSC BSN Nursing Program is seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000




Course Description Credit Hours
 Transfer Credit
 Awarded from Previous Nursing Program 65

 First Semester 1st 8 Weeks

 NSG 3010

 Evolving Roles in Professional Nursing (OL)


 NSG 3020

 Healthcare Research in Evidence-Based Practice (OL)


 First Semester 2nd 8 Weeks

 NSG 3030

 Nursing Informatics in a Technological Healthcare Community   (OL)


 NSG 3040

 Nursing Leadership and Management (OL)


 First Semester Half-or Full-Term Selection

 CHM 1110

 Chemistry (OL)


 PSY 1010 or
 SOC 1010

 General Psychology or Sociology (OL)


 Semester Total


 Second Semester 1st 8 Weeks

 NSG 4010

 Advanced Health Assessment for Individuals and Families (HY)


 NSG 4020

 Birth to Middle Age Nursing Care in a Global Community (OL)


 Second Semester 2nd 8 Weeks

 NSG 4011

 Advanced Health Assessment for Complex Health Disorders (HY)


 NSG 4021

 Gerontological Nursing Care in a Global Community (OL)


 Second Semester Half-or Full-Term Selection

 Technical Elective



 CHM 1120

 Organic Chemistry (OL)


 Semester Total

 Third Summer Semester
 NSG 4030  Capstone in Professional Nursing (HY) 6

 Third Semester Half-or Full-Term Selection

 Technical Elective

 Elective (OL)


 Technical Elective

 Elective (OL)


 COM 2210 or 
 COM 2113

 Public Speaking or Verbal Judo


 PSY 1730

 Abnormal Psychology (OL)

 Semester Total 18
 Total RN to BSN Credit Hours 57
 Total Program Credit Hours 122

Delivery Type Key:
OL - Online 
HY - Hybrid