If you have completed a basic nursing degree or diploma or are pursuing a basic nursing degree and want to concurrently enroll to begin work toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN-to-BSN program at Lindenwood University is for you.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Lindenwood University is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Goals
- BSN graduates will apply professional nursing concepts to provide, coordinate, and lead nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.
- BSN graduates will integrate perspectives from liberal studies in order to enhance understanding of self, others, and the world in which we live.
- BSN graduates will pursue professional growth and lifelong learning opportunities through formal and informal educational endeavors.
Lindenwood University Nursing Faculty
The nursing faculty at Lindenwood University is composed of dedicated professionals with healthcare expertise in their areas of teaching. The majority of nursing and allied health courses are taught by full-time faculty who are focused on students’ successful learning experiences within each of the programs. You will be assigned a dedicated faculty advisor to provide individualized advice and mentoring essential to your success. The faculty advisor will work with you to continuously update the plan of study to meet your work, life, and school balance needs.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lindenwood University
The RN-to-BSN curriculum was developed to achieve the AACN Essentials of BSN education through general education and nursing coursework. You will work directly with a faculty advisor to individualize a plan of study to meet all the nursing and general education requirements to complete the BSN degree.
The RN-to-BSN program offers two paths to your degree: post licensure and concurrent enrollment.
The post licensure method is for licensed registered nurses. Lindenwood University will honor your previous nursing education by accepting 35 of your previous credit hours and applying those toward the 71 required credit hours necessary for the BSN.
If you are currently working toward an Associate of Science or diploma in nursing, the concurrent method is for you. You can begin work toward your BSN degree prior to completing the requirements for a basic nursing degree. To qualify for the concurrent enrollment program, you must be currently enrolled in a state board of nursing-approved nursing program with a nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The School of Health Sciences utilizes a hybrid or blended (online and face-to-face) learning environment for nursing coursework. Hybrid courses blend the efficiency and convenience of online learning experiences with active, engaged traditional classroom “face-to-face” experiences that offer student and faculty connections. The hybrid learning model takes your needs into account and allows for an optimal work, life, and school balance. The typical hybrid nursing course includes two face-to-face sessions with the remaining learning occurring via the online learning environment.
Additional information regarding the hybrid learning environment, hardware/software requirements for online learning, information technology resources, and “netiquette” expectations are located in the handbook appendices.
A Message from Dr. Peggy Ellis, Nursing Program Director
I am excited to welcome you to the website for the Department of Nursing and Public Health Sciences at Lindenwood University. Our website provides a wealth of information about our programs and all the amazing educational opportunities we provide. The Department of Nursing and Public Health Sciences is relatively new and is part of the School of Health Sciences. We offer an RN to BSN Program, MSN Program and Bachelor’s in Public Health.. The faculty and I had the pleasure of building these programs and hope our students will find their education to be challenging and valuable, as well as workable with their busy lives. We are dedicated to providing our students with a high quality education that helps to improve the health outcomes of those we serve in practice.
The Institute of Medicine report (2011) has called for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be better prepared educationally to provide high quality care in a complex health care environment. They recommend that a higher number of healthcare professionals enter the workforce with a baccalaureate degree or progress to this degree early in their careers. Many will progress to master’s and doctoral level education. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to obtain higher level degrees in nursing and public health and be better able to provide quality care within the ever changing health care system. The faculty and I invite you to allow us to assist you in achieving your goal for a challenging and rewarding career as a professional nurse or as an allied health professional. We offer the opportunity to study and learn in a supportive environment that recognizes the special needs of the adult learner. Our programs are user friendly for students and provide maximum flexibility along with support from faculty and other students. The Department of Nursing and Public Health Sciences is continuing to evolve, so watch our website for updates to new programs.
Come try us and you will find there is no better choice to begin or continue your education than Lindenwood University Department of Nursing and Public Health Sciences. For further information, contact the Admissions Office at (636) 949-4949 or my office at (636) 627-2932.
Dr. Peggy Ellis, PhD, BC, FNP,
Program Director and Professor