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Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

Keuka College’s RN to B.S. in Nursing curriculum is designed for registered nurses (RNs) who have an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

The program builds upon a foundational courses in the arts and sciences to support the professional role of the nurse. You’ll complete coursework in nursing research and evidence based practice, population health, health promotion, technology integration, inter professional collaboration and leadership. With a classroom-based, blended delivery format and experienced nursing faculty, you’ll gain the personal and professional skills needed for a baccalaureate-prepared nurse.

During your Field Period™ course, you’ll explore a new or expanded nursing role, allowing you to look at your practice in new ways and with new skills.  You’ll work hand-in-hand with your advisor and preceptor to develop the Field Period™  experience that works best for you.

Upon graduation, our students are prepared to specialize in a variety of areas, including community health, school health, home care, leadership and management, or specialty services. A bachelor’s degree in nursing also paves the way (and is required) for acceptance into graduate-level nursing programs.

Program Curriculum

The B.S. in Nursing for RNs curriculum consists of 13 courses and 34 credit hours. Face-to-face classes meet one night each week for four hours, and you’ll spend additional time outside of class completing readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work. Face-to-face classes will be held at your chosen branch campus partner site.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Title Credits
INS 301H Is: Adult Learning Theory and Practice 3
NUR 316 Nursing History 1
NUR 317 Professional Development in Nursing 1
NUR 315 Nursing Research 3
NUR 300 Health Assessment 3
NUR 311 Genetics in Nursing 3
NUR 309 Family Health Nursing 3
NUR 303 Epidemiology 2
NUR 415 Community Health Nursing 4
NUR 400 Business Planning for Healthcare 3
NUR 425 Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 430 Professional Practice Issues 2
NUR 491 Senior Nursing Field Period 3

The B.S. in Nursing Curriculum is based on “The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice” [American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008].

Prerequisite Courses

Some applicants may need additional credits to meet prerequisite requirements for this program. The courses below are offered online with Keuka College throughout the year, or you may take them at your local community college.

Course Title Credits
PHL 115 Ethics 3
BUS 320 Intro Research and Analysis/Statistics 4


Earn your B.S. in Nursing for RNs at one of the following locations:

Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira
Auburn Memorial Hospital Auburn
Canandaigua VA Canandaigua
Cayuga Community College – Fulton Center Fulton
Cayuga Community College Auburn
Cayuga Medical Center Ithaca
Centerway ExecuCenterway Corning
Cortland Regional Medical Center Cortland
Crouse Hospital Syracuse
Faxton-St Luke’s Hospital Utica
Genesee Community College Batavia
Geneva General Hospital Geneva
Lourdes Hospital Binghamton
Monroe Community College – Brighton Campus Rochester
North Medical Center Liverpool
Rochester General Hospital Rochester
St. Joseph’s Hospital Syracuse
Thompson Healthcare Canandaigua
Washington Street Properties Watertown

Skills & Job Information

Students completing the RN to B.S. program will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to diversity – role modeling the integration of values which respect human differences and are marked by openness, caring, and empathy.
  • Communication ability – proficiency in written, oral and computational communication with all client groups, peers, and the general public.
  • Effective thinking ability – use of creativity and critical thinking to enhance client outcomes across a variety of health care settings.
  • The use of therapeutic nursing interventions – client-focused actions based on scientific rationale and/or current accepted standards of practice that are executed to affectively and effectively benefit clients.
  • Commitment to experiential learning – the ability to integrate the “knowing” of theory and the “doing” of action to develop strategies for care-giving as well as growth in all areas of living.
  • Personal and professional development – the ability to articulate a plan for continued personal and professional lifelong growth that considers evolving social values in an increasingly complex global society.
  • Commitment to service (interpreted as service-learning) – the ability to engage in a self-reflective process in which the care provider and the recipient of care are mutually benefited.

Recent graduates represent a cross section of area employers and career fields including:

  • Community health
  • Outpatient medicine
  • Military health
  • School health
  • Home care
  • Acute care
  • Specialty services

AfterCollege Job Resource Center

Visit the AfterCollege Job Resource Center to quickly search for employment opportunities in nursing, network with professionals in the field, and find scholarship information.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Keuka College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Keuka College Division of Nursing RN to BS in Nursing program is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

In September, the Division of Nursing will host a site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing education. You are invited to participate in this process. Click here for more information.

Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Those with questions may contact the organization at:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Undergraduate Admissions

Bachelor’s programs run on a year-round basis provided minimum enrollment is met – the ideal cohort size is 8-15 students. Keuka College ASAP students are often considered full-time for financial aid purposes. Students must have access to the Internet, either at home or at a public location, for the entirety of their program.

Application Deadlines

Programs begin three times each year, with start dates scheduled in January, May and August. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least 30 days prior to the month of their planned enrollment.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and applicants will be notified of their admissions status once a decision has been made.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of an associate’s degree, or 60 or more transferable credits from an accredited institution. Some applicants may need additional credits to meet prerequisite, liberal arts, or graduation requirements. Keuka College offers several completion options to earn these credits.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an appropriate combination of maturity, experience and motivation.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additional requirements for Nursing RN to B.S. program

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must hold an unencumbered NYS license and current registration as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Applicants must be currently working as an RN either full- or part-time.
  • Complete prerequisite courses if needed.

Additional requirements for B.S. in Social Work program

  • Complete prerequisite courses if needed.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Required documents for admission include:

  • Completed application form.
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for each college or university attended.
  • Apply for financial aid (if applicable). This should be completed at the time of application. Failure to apply on a timely basis may delay the financial aid award and start of program.

Supplemental materials should be sent to:

Keuka College
Office of Admissions
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, NY 14478