If you’re an RN with an associate degree, you likely have already completed many of Ball State’s core requirements and nursing prerequisites. In fact, many of our RNs transfer in at least 30 credit hours into the program.
Our BS requires 180 clinical hours—all of which you can do in your current health care setting. With 180 hours, you get exposure to several career possibilities.
Taking classes online adds an element of flexibility to the program. But that doesn’t subtract from the rigor of a curriculum that integrates physical, psychosocial, and nursing science, with the fine arts and humanities, and emphasizes decision-making skills.
RN to BS Clinical Nursing Courses (20 credit hours, plus clinical hours)
Nursing courses are offered in two separate sequences, a six-semester option and a three-semester option to fit the pace you want.
You likely took several of these courses as part of your associate degree. Your advisor can tell you if they can be transferred to Ball State. You will be required to take any prerequisite courses you still need before you start your nursing core. Your advisor will help you put together a plan of study customized to your needs.
ANAT 201 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
Learn more about the University Core Curriculum courses. Your advisor will help determine which, if any, of these courses you need to take.
You will be able to choose from a wide range of other courses to reach the 120 courses needed to earn a bachelor of science degree.
Testing and Advanced Credits
Ball State provides you opportunities to gain college credit via exams such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Ball State departmental exams. Or, you may qualify for credits for military service.
For more information about these possibilities, contact the Office of Admissions.
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