Care for Your Career Like You Care for Your Patients
16 Months Program Length
Hybrid Format Online with face-to-face sessions once a month

Credit Hours

24 (6 credits per semester)

Cost per credit hour

$502* (financial aid available)

Cost for credit for prior licensure (CPL)

$1760* (32 credits at $55 per credit)

Total cost for entire program

$14,178* (including enrollment deposit, course fees and textbooks) Tuition discount available

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Location

Online and Salem, Oregon

Application deadline

March 1 (early application), August 1

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

CCNE Acccreditation Seal

The RN to BSN degree program in nursing at George Fox University is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education ( www.ccneaccreditation.org) until June 30, 2023. George Fox University’s School of Nursing is also approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN).

Be Known as a Leader in the Nursing Profession

George Fox’s RN to BSN degree-completion program is designed for registered nurses who wish to enhance their resumes, further their education and advance their careers as leaders in the profession. The part-time program combines personal face-to-face monthly seminars with online learning. This program will launch in fall 2019.

Why earn a BSN?

According to a 2016 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses survey, 54 percent of hospitals and other healthcare settings are requiring new hires to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing (up 6.6 percentage points since 2015), while 97.9 percent of employers are expressing a strong preference for BSN program graduates. The survey incorporated completed responses from 576 schools of nursing.

Program Highlights

  • Hybrid format offers greater personal connection and flexibility
  • Program accredited by CCNE, recognized by employers and graduate nursing programs nationally
  • Small class sizes with students of diverse backgrounds
  • Credit for prior learning awarded for your licensure and experience as a registered nurse

Program Format

  • Courses are taken one at a time so that students can focus on each area of study
  • Consists of 24 credits taken in four semesters
  • Classes include a face-to-face seminar one Saturday every month (at our Salem, Oregon location), with all other coursework completed online
  • Part-time curriculum (6 credits per semester)
  • Flexible hybrid format
  • Course projects designed for application within your clinical practice
  • Customized integrated practice experience

Transferring credits: A maximum of 90 semester credits (136 quarter credits) can be accepted from all two-year colleges combined. Grades must be C or better.

Courses

  • Role Transitions in Nursing (6 credits)
  • Policy, Power and Voice (3 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3 credits)
  • Population Health (3 credits)
  • Nursing Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • Trends and Issues in Nursing (3 credits)
  • Integrated Practice Experience (3 credits)

Employment Outlook

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for registered nurses will grow twice as fast as the national average for other occupations from 2016 to 2026.
  • According to the Nursing Health Workforce Model developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the demand for active RNs in Oregon will increase by approximately 1.9 percent each year for the next 10 years, between 2015 and 2025.
  • In Oregon, a recent research study conducted by the Oregon Center for Nursing   (OCN)   revealed that Oregon employers face difficulties in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified nursing professionals across the health care industry. It also revealed that nearly 83 percent of hospitals and health systems plan to increase the number of registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree.

Why George Fox's RN to BSN?

The RN to BSN program combines online learning with a face-to-face seminar once monthly. This hybrid format helps our students to balance life’s daily demands without sacrificing human connection. At George Fox, you will have ample opportunities to interact and collaborate with your colleagues and professors both in person and in the virtual classroom.

Be known academically...

As registered nurses, our students come to the program with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our curriculum is designed so that each student will build on prior learning and experience to grow professionally and academically.

Be known spiritually...

We are dedicated to integrating faith with learning and helping our students integrate their individual faith and values with their nursing practice. We recognize that students come to us with diverse backgrounds, values and beliefs. This diversity enriches the learning environment and promotes personal and spiritual growth within us all.

Be known professionally...

George Fox is recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other national publications as an institution of excellence. Our graduates leverage this stellar reputation to successfully pursue their professional and educational goals.