RN-to-BS in Nursing



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Overview

We help shape students with an associate-level nursing degree into healthcare leaders with a world full of career opportunities. Our focus on individualized instruction, custom-tailored plans of study, and real-world connections means you’re set up for a successful career.

Who It's For

This program is carefully designed to give registered nurses everything they need to excel in a wide range of healthcare environments.

Key Benefits

Choose a Track that Works for You

Pursue either an Associate RN-to-BS, Associate RN-to-Nurse Practitioner, or Associate RN-to-Nurse Anesthetist.

Think Beyond the Textbook

We’ll offer hands-on learning opportunities and a tailored plan of study that works with your schedule.

How Long it Takes

Start fall, spring, or summer and finish your degree in as few as 3 semesters. Or, you can take fewer classes each semester to leave more room for your existing work.

Accreditation Employers Trust

Westminster College's RN-to-BS in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Alyssa Vest

Westminster’s RN-to-BS program has been so valuable to my career as a registered nurse. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in just three semesters and was accepted into graduate school. I could not be happier with the education I received at Westminster College.

Alyssa Vest, ’14

About the Program

Emerge a Confident Leader in the Healthcare World

Grounded in well-rounded liberal arts, our program is enriched by faculty who actively mentor, support, and share their own clinical experiences. You'll gain more than skills: you'll develop expertise in patient care technologies, healthcare policy, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based practice.

What You'll Learn

  • Work directly with a program coordinator to create a study plan that balances your work and family life.
  • Fuel your learning by working with faculty and fellow students in online classes, on-campus seminars, coffee shops, and study groups.
  • Make the most of our small class sizes, which are limited to 11 students to maximize interaction.
  • Learn from professors who know your name, check up on your progress, and make themselves truly available to lend a hand or discuss a question.
  • Seminars are a chance to showcase projects, learn together, and meet other professionals in the nursing community.
  • Students have volunteered at local food pantries, rehabilitation centers, Head Start, Salt Lake County Aging, The Inn Between, the English Skills Learning Center, Catholic Community Service, after-school programs, and the juvenile justice system.

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Career Opportunities

Nurses graduating from Westminster programs are in high demand thanks to the critical thinking, professionalism, and work ethic our students develop.

Once you graduate the RN-to-BS program, you’re guaranteed a seat in one of our highly competitive graduate programs to pursue a career as Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist.

Our faculty leverages their experience and industry connections to help students find jobs that suit their interests and skill sets.

Student Success

Westminster nurses are the first to be hired because employers know that our graduates have the skills and competencies to lead teams and organizations.

Here's where our recent graduates have gone:

  • Graduate Programs
    • 9 students are in a nurse practitioner program
    • 2 students in a nurse anesthesia program
    • 1 student in a nurse educator program
    • 1 student who has applied to medical school.
  • Career Promotions
    • 2 graduates working in management
    • 2 graduates working in case management
    • 1 graduate teaching in a regional LPN program

Other RN-to-BS in Nursing Programs

RN-to-Nurse Practitioner Track

We also offer an Associate RN-to-Nurse Practitioner fast track. With this track, our students now have the option to progress from an AS-prepared nurse to a nurse practitioner. Prior to starting the RN-to-BS program, the student will interview with the NP faculty, and if accepted into the NP program, the student will complete the RN-to-BS program, graduate from Westminster with a BS in Nursing and then progresses to the NP program.

RN-to-Nurse Anesthetist Track

With this track, our students now have the option to progress from an AS-prepared nurse to a nurse anesthetist. Prior to starting the RN-to-BS program, the student will interview with the MSNA program director, and if accepted into the MSNA program, the student starts and completes the RN-to-BS program, graduates from Westminster with a BS in Nursing and then progresses to the MSNA program.

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

You want a college experience where you matter—a school that will serve as a launchpad for a meaningful life. At Westminster, we are committed to making this experience more affordable to all motivated and talented students, regardless of family financial standing. You will be no exception.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$525 per credit hour

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