Online Programs - RN to BSN Program
Nursing at Lindenwood
Lindenwood University is thriving as one of the Midwest’s larger independent universities. Our new School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is among the many recent academic and institutional advancements at Lindenwood. We have established a post-licensure baccalaureate degree nursing curriculum to help those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. This new program will also give students and working nurses a foundation to pursue higher degrees in nursing.
The nursing field is a rapidly expanding profession, and BSN-educated nurses have additional opportunities for professional advancement. Lindenwood’s commitment to excellence in education and our legacy of innovative programs supports our students’ career goals.
The School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences offers a BSN degree-completion program for graduates of, or students in, associate degree and diploma programs. Students in associate degree or diploma programs will be able to begin required general education courses while taking courses for the associate degree or diploma, allowing them to complete both programs in as little as five years. Licensed registered nurses can complete all coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree in as little as five semesters.
Our innovative learning setting is a flexible hybrid of online learning with limited visits to campus. The faculty at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences has created a challenging curriculum that can add value for registered nurses.
At the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, faculty members have experience as professional nurses. Decades of nursing practice coupled with teaching expertise make these faculty members uniquely prepared to educate and mentor students. Board-certified faculty members have published research with national and international professional credentials. The Lindenwood dean, Peggy Ellis, PhD, MSN, RN, BC, ANP, FNP, has more than 30 years of experience teaching in and leading nursing programs, and currently serves as a program accreditation evaluator for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
Admission requirements for students in and graduates from Board of Nursing approved Associate Degree of Nursing programs include
General education courses will be evaluated individually for transfer. Approximately 35 credit hours of nursing coursework will be transferred. Student applicants will receive advising from an admission counselor to ease the transition.
The learning platform for nursing courses is provided by Blackboard. Students will need a computer with broadband Internet access as well as basic computer experience with Microsoft Word and an ability to navigate the Internet.
Required Nursing Coursework (36 hours)
• Health Informatics – 3 credit hours
The Office of Day Admissions has professional staff members to administer these programs and advise students and families regarding available financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Federal, state, and private resources are available to help fund your education. Lindenwood offers personalized financial aid assistance, and additional tuition reimbursement may be available through your employer.
The Center for Nursing and Allied Health in Dardenne Prairie has state-of-the-art classrooms, new laboratories, a library, computer labs, simulation technologies, and a virtual hospital setting. Important relationships with local hospitals and care
Applications are being accepted now. Lindenwood has a rolling admissions process. Full-time and part-time students may apply. Up to 35 hours of nursing credits can be transferred. General education credits will be evaluated individually.
Lindenwood’s nursing program gives students a seamless course of study. A flexible hybrid of online learning and campus visits permits students to stay employed and further enhances opportunities toward a desired career path.