Goshen’s RN to BSN ranked among top 100 online programs

Goshen College’s RN to BSN program has been listed among the top 100 online programs in the country, according to a new ranking by RNtoBSN.org.

The 18-month RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students can work full time while taking classes online.

Goshen College nursing professors work hard to make sure every student is prepared to engage in the ever changing field of healthcare as well as how to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive and quality care for patients.

“What sets Goshen College’s RN to BSN program apart from others is that professors really get to know the students and truly care about them and their success,” said Jewel Yoder, director of the RN to BSN program and associate professor of nursing.

Learn more about or apply to Goshen College’s new Online RN to BSN program

The ranking is based on average National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) exam scores for graduates. Over the last four years, 93 percent of Goshen College undergraduate nursing students have passed the NCLEX exam.

Goshen’s online RN to BSN program consists of nine seven-week courses, for a total of 38 credit hours. Five classes are nursing-focused, with the other four focusing on Goshen’s unique general education core, a uniquely designed curriculum of core classes in which students learn how to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems in a global context — skills they will need to craft tomorrow’s solutions.

Students will also be expected to complete 40 hours of clinical leadership, most likely in their place of employment, as well as community observation in their local settings.

The Institute of Medicine is calling for 80 percent of the nursing workforce to hold at least a bachelor’s degree by 2020, making nursing education a national priority.

With one of the oldest Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree programs in Indiana, more than 1,400 graduates have established themselves in successful careers as registered nurses. GC’s nursing program is highly respected in the United States and abroad; graduates are known by their ethical standards, personal integrity, faith commitment, caring attitude and clinical knowledge.

In addition to the on-site and Online RN to BSN programs, Goshen College offers an on-site RN to BSN program on the Goshen College campus, Elkhart General Hospital and Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan.

Goshen College also offers a traditional BSN program and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus.

Online RN to BSN classes are capped at 20 students, and up to 45 nursing credits and a total of 90 transfer credits will be accepted.

The Online RN to BSN program at Goshen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.