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  Oct 03, 2023
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum [Archived Catalog]

BS Nursing (RN-BSN)

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Program is a 120 credit‐hour program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Up to 72 credit hours can be transferred. 60 of these credits may be transferred in as an Associate’s Degree. The program design focuses on transiting RNs to Professional Registered Nurses by learning advanced concepts such as health promotion, disease prevention, evidence-based practice, research methodologies, nursing informatics, nursing leadership, patient advocacy, policy development, and community/public health nursing.

The exclusively online program is designed to accommodate those who seek to complete their degree while effectively maintaining both their professional and personal commitments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

Professional Practice:  

  • Practice professional nursing in designing, managing, and coordinating patient care, within the context of culturally congruent, theory-based, competent, ethical, and holistic patient-centered care.
  • Apply competencies of leadership and management to provide safe, culturally congruent, ethical, and holistic patient-centered care.
  • Improve the health of individuals, groups, aggregates, communities, and populations across the lifespan by utilizing health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

  • Provide holistic care to individuals, families, or groups with common, acute or chronic mental health problems.


  • Engage self in existing or proposed health policy and legislation that impact nursing and health care at the local, state, national, and international level.

Professional Behavior:  

  • Utilize patient care information technology to communicate and collaborate with inter-professional team members to deliver culturally-congruent, competent, ethical, and holistic patient-center care.

  • Examine ethical decision-making by meeting ethical obligations of professional nurses’ roles as members of a profession, providers of care, and designers and managers of care. 


  • Use theory-based and evidence-based practice to provide culturally congruent, ethical, and holistic patient-centered care.

Admission Requirements

The Chicago School is not currently enrolling new students in this program.

For information on where The Chicago School is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval, please visit

Application to the BSN program is open to any nurse who has earned an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program, holds an active Registered Nursing License (RN) in good standing, and who meets The Chicago School general admission entrance requirements.

Students may request transfer credit for up to 72 credits of undergraduate coursework. Up to 60 credit hours of coursework already completed as part of an Associate Degree in Nursing will be accepted without course-by-course transfer credit evaluation. Coursework beyond or in addition to a completed ADN, or coursework related to a Diploma in Nursing will be subject to course-by-course evaluation for transfer credit. This is a completion program and is not open to students who have not completed undergraduate coursework in preparation for licensure as registered nurses. 120 total credit hours, including transfer credits, are required for the conferral of the BSN degree.  Additional requirements:

  • Proof of licensure as a Registered Nurse in Good Standing
  • Completed application form
  • Application fee of $50
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended for which transfer credit is desired
  • Cumulative GPA for transferring credits of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference

Applicant Notification

The Chicago School reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.

If a student is offered admission and in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.


Students must successfully complete the Capstone course to graduate. The Capstone course is an opportunity to display learned knowledge, skills, and competencies learned throughout the program and apply them to a real‐life scenario.


The following policies are located under Academic Policies and Procedures  : Academic Calendar, Admissions Requirements, Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Service Learning, and Transfer Credit/Course Waiver. Click the link above for detailed information.

The Curriculum


Elective courses: 3 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

Upper Division General Education

Total General Education Courses: 12 credit hours

Nursing Concentration

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