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No, there are no entrance exams required for application to the RN
to BSN program.
There is a minimal clinical requirement in the NURS 203: Transition
to Professional Nursing and NURS 414: Promoting Healthy Communities
courses. We will work with you to ensure that you can fit these
requirements into your schedule where you live.
Yes, students who have been admitted to Gannon University, Villa
Maria School of Nursing are eligible to CLEP out of DIET 202: Nutrition. Please
contact your admissions advisor or student services coordinator for
additional information on this option.
At Gannon, we recognize and value your professional experience. In
an effort to save money and avoid learning about topics you may
have years of experience with, we offer a portfolio option in which
you utilize the 14-weeks of a semester to prepare a portfolio
incorporating your work experience instead of taking specific
classes. The portfolio option is available for three nursingcourses: NURS 404: Nurse Power Politics, NURS 408: Management
and Leadership in Nursing and NURS 414: Promoting Healthy
Communities. The portfolio process is addressed during NURS 203:
Transition to Professional Nursing Course and must be approved by
the assigned faculty member or Program Director; students will be
evaluated for the portfolio option during NURS 203, which is
primarily based on work experience covered within each course.
Our nursingschool faculty members are practicing nurses with both
academic expertise and extensive professional experience. Almost
one third of our faculty members have completed or are in the
process of completing a doctorate degree, and all faculty possess a
Yes. The RN
to BSN program is
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education, CCNE (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC,
The US Department of Health and Human Services offers a variety of
loans and scholarships to encourage and enable clinicians to work
in underserved areas. Visit the site here.
You will have access to an online
learning interface with email and discussion message
boards. When you log on is up to you, but you need to complete each
week's assignments by the deadlines set by your instructor. Before
classes begin, you will attend an online orientation that will help
familiarize you with the online learning system so that you can
focus on your education as opposed to learning how to utilize the