Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

Nursing (RN to BSN)bachelor of science in nursing

(degree completion program for RNs)

Available in Fort Wayne, Indiana

(800) 600-4888, gopro@huntington.edu

From years of experience, we know our adult students bring to the classroom a rich base of knowledge, well-developed thinking and problem-solving skills, and a seriousness of purpose that enriches the learning experience for everyone. Each student is an integral part of a tight-knit group of peers, a learning family that stays together throughout the program. Key to the program are our small and large group discussions, case studies, role playing and debate, summary papers, and presentations.Through the Professional Programs at Huntington University, you have the opportunity to grow intellectually, personally, professionally and spiritually. It is truly a life-changing experience.

We specialize in creating a mutually supportive learning environment for our students. The Professional Studies Programs staff takes care of all the details so that you can concentrate on earning your degree. The supportive staff and one-on-one attention from faculty make for a student-focused learning environment. In fact, student learning is one of our core values. The Professional Programs format is designed to help students remain in their jobs while pursuing a degree.

Designed for registered nurses, the Huntington University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (RN to BSN) is built upon Christian principles and is strengthened by our broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Your professors will help you integrate academic excellence, Christian faith and the professional competence needed for success in nursing. Click here to learn about our Admissions Requirements. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

You will complete the nursing core in less than two years. These courses address areas including research, ethics and current issues in nursing. Transcripts from previous educational institutions will determine the amount of transferable coursework and courses needed for graduation. In addition to the coursework outlined below, you also must complete elective courses as 128 credit hours are required to earn a bachelor’s degree through the Professional Programs.
Download a PDF fact-sheet about our RN to BSN degree.

Required Coursework

Core Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Writing (3)
  • Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Professional Presentations (3)
  • Bible/Philosophy (6)
  • Understanding the Christian Faith (3)
  • Fine Arts (3)
  • History (6)
  • Social Science (3)
  • Natural Science (6)
  • Physical Wellness in Adulthood (1)
  • Introduction to Computer Applications (3)

Nursing Core:

  • Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)
  • Health Assessment (3)
  • Nursing and Culture (3)
  • Nursing in the Local Community (3)
  • Nursing and Ethics (3)
  • Gerontology Nursing (3)
  • Leadership and Nursing (3)
  • Nursing Research (3)
  • Global Health Concepts (3)
  • Issues and Trends in Health Care (3)
  • Nursing in the Local Community Practicum (3)
  • Senior Project (3)
  • Résumé Writing and Interview Skills (1)

Professional Program Benefits

  • Research and evidence-based nursing will increase knowledge as to why nurses do what they do and provide the reasoning for doing so.
  • Completing the RN to BSN program may permit graduates access into management and higher-level patient-care positions with potential increases in salary and responsibilities.
  • A bachelor’s degree will open up more opportunities for the graduate. Graduates from the Professional Programs' RN to BSN program will have the opportunity to continue on to advanced education for positions such as nurse practitioner, nurse educator or nurse anesthetist.
  • Healthcare agencies will benefit from the leadership and research skills of the graduate to meet the continually changing needs of nursing practice.
  • Students can have confidence in knowing that a Christian worldview is part of each course.

Professional Programs Features

  • The Professional Programs' RN to BSN program will provide additional educational components not completed in the diploma or associate degree programs.
  • Information related to community, national and global health is a part of the curriculum. Further instruction in ethics, culture, leadership, and issues and trends in nursing will be explored.
  • Students attend class one evening each week, thus minimizing interference with work schedules and family responsibilities.
  • Students attend classes with a small group of other nursing students, benefiting from mutual support and encouragement.