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Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants must be Registered Nurses holding an unencumbered license. Matriculated students with an Associate of Science in Nursing will normally take an additional 58 credits to earn the BSN. Up to 78 semester credits from completed three-year RN diploma programs will be accepted in transfer. Applicants must provide the Undergraduate Admissions Office with official transcripts and documentation of the Registered Nurse license.

Applicants with additional prior college credits should submit all transcripts of previous college course work to be evaluated for applicability to the BSN requirements, since a total of up to 90 credits can be transferred to meet program requirements. Applicants with a prior bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in another field will be waived from the General Education Courses (24 credits) and are required to meet Nursing requirements only.


Benefit from career progression in nursing by advancing your educational achievement with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. This program honors and builds upon the licensed RN’s experience in the field, whether for a couple of years or a couple of dozen. Enjoy a current, engaging, challenging curriculum that puts your nursing skills of compassionate, competent care into broader frameworks to nurture inspiring leaders and highly effective managers.

RNs with an earned associate degree in nursing from any regionally-accredited institution already have an appropriate foundation for the GSC program, as do RNs who have completed three-year RN diploma programs.

Granite State College's RN to BSN Program features:

  • a pace that works for you. Take one course at a time, or more than one.
  • opportunities to start four times a year. Terms begin in April, July, September, or January.
  • rolling admissions. Apply any time, with our simple and free online application.
  • different formats for learning. Choose courses that blend learning in person at any of our partner sites with the flexibility of online. Sites include Nashua Community College, Granite State College campus locations statewide, and select hospital partner locations.
  • fully online program options.
  • summers off, or enroll during our summer 8-week term to progress in your degree.
  • maximized transfer credit. Up to 90 credits of prior college coursework, with no time limit. Those with a Bachelor’s or Master’s in another field, who also hold an Associate of Science in Nursing, take only 30 credits of nursing courses to complete the B.S.N.
  • financial aid, even if you’re only taking one course at a time.
  • highly respected faculty who love to teach in their field and make the link between the classroom and the workplace.
  • quality:
    • Our College is a University System of New Hampshire institution regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Granite State College's RN to BSN Program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The RN to BSN Program incorporates the Association's Nine Essentials for Baccalaureate Education required for accreditation. The program has been accepted as a candidate for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). A site visit has been scheduled for November, 2014. Accreditation questions specific to the RN to BSN program may be directed to:

      American Association of Colleges of Nursing
      Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
      One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
      Washington, DC 20036
      Phone: (202) 463-6930
      Fax: (202) 785-8320 
  • Pathway agreements for RN to BSN graduates from Granite State College to enter Master’s in Nursing programs. Partner institutions for the M.S. in Nursing include Drexel University*, Excelsior College*, and Rivier University.

*A tuition discount agreement of up to 25% per master’s credit applies for qualified GSC graduates who are accepted to Drexel’s MSN programs. Excelsior MSN discount for GSC graduates is 15%.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online, hybrid, and weekend intensive courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree.

See a list of required courses for this program on our Curriculum Map. Download a printable version of the curriculum map. 


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