The Advantages of Upper Iowa's RN-BSN High Quality that is Accessible, Affordable
Upper Iowa's RN-BSN program assists you, the registered nurse, in developing the skills
you need to be successful in a rapidly changing environment of health care delivery.
In addition, the RN-BSN program is designed to prepare you for advancement to leadership
positions and/or graduate education.
Advantages of Our Program: Flexibility for learning to fit any lifestyle and any schedule
Provides the perfect mix of on-campus and online learning. The hybrid track meets
for a three hour traditional class just four times during each eight week term (approximately
75% online). Hybrid courses offer the best of both learning environments.
Hybrid learning offers the benefits of on-campus learning including:
- In-person, social interaction
- Immediate feedback
- Hands-on learning
- Scheduled meetings
Plus, the benefits of online learning including:
- Reduction in scheduled, on-campus meetings
- Less travel time and related costs
- Flexibility and convenience in scheduling your time for class work
- Time to reflect before responding to discussions and other course activities
Courses are delivered entirely over the Internet although some courses may have special
attendance requirements. Online courses are NOT SELF-PACED; there are deadlines for assignments just as in other course formats.
Online courses provide:
- Flexibility and convenience for student participation
- Deadlines for course work and assignments
- Travel time and cost savings
- Time to reflect before responding to discussions and other class activities
Online courses are a good fit for learners who are:
- Able to effectively manage their time
- Technologically savvy
- Able to work through barriers independently
"Are you ready for Hybrid or Online learning?" checklist
Enroll full-time or part-time
- Full-time: Take two classes at a time and finish the nursing courses in just one year
- Part-time: Take one class at a time and finish the nursing courses in 20 months
- Eight-week terms, six terms per year.
- Classes start every eight weeks
- Equips you with the practical knowledge you need to become a leader
- Prepares you to apply your knowledge in a management or leadership position
- Prepares you for graduate school
- Varied teaching methods utilized to accommodate different learning styles
- Carefully balanced curriculum
- Highly qualified faculty with current practice experience
- Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing
Faculty Guided Clinical Experience
- Students complete practice learning experiences which are embedded assignments or
projects in the clinical course. They draw from your current work experience or the
theoretical content of the course.
- UIU accepts transfer credit from accredited community colleges, four-year colleges,
- Each student's transcript will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Transfer up to 78 lower-division credits (community college or freshman/sophomore
level) and up to 12 additional transfer credits from a four-year university (junior/senior
- Apply online
- Meet admission criteria (RN license, CPR certification, health and immunization status,
GPA of 2.5 or higher, and satisfactory background check)
- Begin right away – start meeting general education requirements while waiting to take
the licensure exam or begin the nursing major. Classes start every eight weeks.
RN-BSN Nursing Curriculum
At the end of the program each student will:
- Integrate theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practice in a collaborative health
care delivery environment
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork to improve outcomes in a selected health care
- Manage technology and resources to communicate, support, and provide quality care
within the health care continuum
- Develop practices of life-long learning through seeking knowledge, and assimilating
professional standards, ethical principles, and legal accountability in nursing practice
- Demonstrate personal accomplishment of the RN-BSN program goals and outcomes in a
Students will need to complete three general education requirements before beginning
the nursing major. Transfer credit may apply for English 102 and/or Computer Skills.
- English 102 (Composition II)
- MIS 101 (Introduction to Computer Applications) or CS 102 (Introduction to Computer
Apps and Technology), fulfills the requirement that students have or obtain computer
skills that enable them to use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database
- ID 301 (Critical Thinking) must be completed at Upper Iowa University
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Note: Continuing students at all locations need to register through myUIU.
For more information, submit our online inquiry form or contact us directly.