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Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

The Bachelor of Science in nursing curriculum is designed for registered nurses (RNs) who have an associate degree and wish to advance their careers in health care.

Nurses with a B.S. degree are instrumental in planning and management, establishing standards of performance and participating in health care systems projects. A bachelor’s degree in nursing is required for acceptance into graduate-level nursing programs.

The program extends beyond the clinical aspects of nursing to provide a background in patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. We’ll help you explore essential theories such as genetics, community health, epidemiology and health care across the life span.

With a classroom-based format and experienced nursing faculty, you’ll enhance personal goals, increase earnings and improve job security. Throughout the program, you’ll be asked to experience a new nursing area of your own choosing for the course titled Field Period–allowing you to look at your practice in new ways and with new skills.

Upon graduation, our students are prepared to specialize in a variety of areas, including community health, outpatient medicine, military health, school health, home care, acute care or specialty services.

For more information about becoming a student, including admissions requirements, click here. 

Attend class one night each week. Finish your degree in 18 months.

Locations

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

Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira
Bath VA Medical Center Bath
Cayuga Community College Auburn
Corning Community College Corning
Crouse Hospital Syracuse
Faxton St. Luke’s Health Care Utica
FLCC- Victor Campus Center Victor
Genesee Community College Batavia
Geneva General Hospital Geneva
Jefferson Community College Watertown
Lourdes Hospital Binghamton
Oneida Healthcare Center Oneida
Onondaga Community College Syracuse
Park Ridge Hospital Rochester
Rochester General Hospital Rochester
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Syracuse
Thompson Healthcare Canandaigua
Tompkins Cortland Community College Cortland

Program Curriculum

The B.S. in Nursing for RNs curriculum consists of 13 courses and 34 credit hours. For planning purposes, classes meet one night each week for four hours. Students spend additional time outside of class to complete readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.

The below curriculum is based on guidelines developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.

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

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 Introduction to Research and Analysis Using Statistics 4

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.

Accreditation

Keuka College’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is an autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is the nation’s leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate and master’s level nursing programs.