Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

RN to BSN Program
Program Description

The GSC RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program challenges women and men to strive for intellectual and professional excellence, to build inclusive communities, and to promote social responsibility. The online program is designed for adult learners who prefer a combination of guided independent study, peer learning, and faculty-facilitated learning, in an environment that offers collegial relationships with faculty and other students.

Upon completion, the graduate is prepared for advanced degree study.


RN-BSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (5 EPSLOs)

  1. Knowledge Synthesis. Integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines to provide safe, high quality patient-centered care including health promotion and risk reduction.
  2. Technology Use. Utilize technology to synthesize theory, research and practice data to support and evaluate decision making and quality improvement in nursing practice.
  3. Leadership Integration. Integrate leadership systems change and social justice principles to important health outcomes of individuals, families, and populations in a variety of healthcare settings.
  4. Interprofessional Collaboration. Collaborate with other members of the interprofessional health care ream to improve effectiveness of health care systems.
  5. Learning. Strengthen own professional identify and commitment to lifelong learning.


RN-BSN Program Outcomes

  1. Program Completion Rate: At least 75% of students will complete the RN-BSN program within 3-4 semesters after beginning the NUR301 Baccalaureate Nurse Transition course.
  2. Job Employment Rate: At least 85% of graduates will maintain or advance their current employment within 12 months from the graduation date.

Academic Requirements – BSN

Resident requirements for RN-BSN: 27 credits nursing and 3 credits of general education (Gen Ed)


The BSN program’s philosophy is consistent with the mission of the College.

View Nursing Philosophy


BSN Sample Curriculum Plan

RN to BSN Program – Seven Week Sessions (Two Sessions per Semester)

First Semester: First Seven Week Session DescriptionCredits
COM 105
*Taken before ENG 200
Professional Communications (taken before ENG 200)
GEN ED ElectiveMTH 111 - Algebra and Probability as pre-req for MTH 204 - Statistics3
ETH 321Ethics3
First Semester: Second Seven Week Session DescriptionCredits
ENG 200
*Cannot be taken with COM 105
Writing for Social Sciences (Cannot be taken with COM 105)
CSI 102Informatics3
MTH 204Statistics3
Second Semester: First Seven Week Session DescriptionCredits
BIO 311Pathophysiology3
NUR 301Baccalaureate Nurse transition3
Second Semester: Second Seven Week Session DescriptionCredits
NUR 311Healthy Aging3
NUR 315Nursing Research3
Third Semester: First Seven Week Session DescriptionCredits
NUR 321Holistic3
NUR 331/332 Population Health/Practicum3
Third Semester: Second Seven Week Session Description Credits
NUR 411Principles of Nursing Leadership3
NUR 415Continuity of Care3
Fourth Semester: First Seven Week Session Description Credits
NUR 431/432Role Exploration Seminar/Practicum3
NUR 485Capstone3

Gen Ed Courses: COM 105, (ENG102 accepted if taken prior to Spring 2023), GEN ED Elective, if MTH 111 already taken,  ETH 321, ENG 200, CSI 102, MTH 204, BIO 311

Gen Ed courses may be transferred into the BSN program.

Registrar to review students’ transcripts for credit transfers.        Total credits for BSN degree 120.


The Good Samaritan College campus is located in Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the TriHealth medical system.


Our students practice their medical skills in our nationally-recognized Simulation and Skills Lab.


Study under faculty with doctorate degrees in their field.