RN-BS Program

Nursing Care at Speare Memorial Hospital

Research indicates better patient outcomes with higher degree attainment. New Hampshire has an unusually low number of baccalaureate degree prepared nurses as compared to associate degree prepared nurses.

The RN-BS Program provides associate degree RNs a seamless transition from their AS degree to complete a baccalaureate degree.

  • Students can matriculate into the Program after successfully graduating from an Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Admission requirements, an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the State of New Hampshire or are eligible for RN licensing in the State of NH.
  • 2014-15 RN Completion Program Curriculum Planning Guide

Program Characteristics

  • All nursing courses are offered online.
  • Program can be completed full or part time
  • Students can enter into the program in any semester
  • 3-6 elective credits awarded for current National Nursing Certifications

Progression in Nursing Requirements

  • A minimum grade of C in all nursing prerequisite courses
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in all prerequisite courses
  • Students must obtain  a final grade of a B- (80-82) or greater in all nursing theory courses and earn a PASS in all clinical nursing (NR) courses in order to progress in the major

Graduation Requirements

  • RN-BS Program: credits in the major: 31 credit hours.
  • Graduation: 120 credit hours are required to complete the BS in Nursing.

How to apply

You may apply online at https://plymouthstate.secure.force.com/form?formid=308663.