DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -- BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
1. How long will it take for me to finish the program?
To graduate, you must have a total of 120 college credits. Therefore, there are several factors that influence the time frame. To include the number of general education courses to be completed, and full-time vs. part-time enrollment, on average, the student will complete the program in 12-18 months.
2. When is the deadline to submit an application to start in the spring/fall?
Applications are accepted 365 days year. Processing your application requires receipt and evaluation of all formally attended college/university transcripts. Legible unofficial transcripts may be mailed or faxed to the department of nursing for review and recommendation for pre-admission. Classes begin in January and August of each year. Acceptance and registration are dependent upon reciept of application and all transcripts.
3. When do classes start?
Classes begin in January and August of each calendar year.
4. What is the maximum number of classes I can take in each semester?
Four classes or 12 hours. Students will take six hours Term A and six hours in Term B of each semester.
5. What general education classes are required to be taken at OLLU?
There are no specific general education courses required at OLLU. However, students may wish to take their general education courses online and in sequence with their nursing course.
6. How much does it cost per semester?
Because the RN to BSN is a completely online undergraduate degree completion program, it is being offered at $290 per credit hour (beginning Summer 2013), a significant savings over OLLU's regular tuition rate.
7. How many credit hours are awarded for each nursing course?
Each nursing course awards three credit hours.
8. Are there any classes that are offered face-to-face?
All classes are offered online; there are no face-to-face courses.
9. Are all classes offered each semester?
There are four courses that are currently offered during the summer only. NURS 4310, NURS 4380, NURS 4390, NURS 4392.
10. Can I take my general education courses at another university/college?
Yes, you may transfer up to 72 hours from a community college and 75 hours from an accredited university.
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