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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)  

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Kingston University is an advanced standing program designed for registered nurses. This RN to BSN program builds upon prior knowledge students obtained during previous nursing education and through professional experience to allow practicing registered nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and to prepare them for new career opportunities.
The emphasis of this RN to BSN program is placed on assisting students to develop a professional practice that highlights collaborative approaches and evidence-based practice. Students will explore the application of concepts from the management field to professional nursing practice roles.
The purpose of this advanced standing program is to give formal educational credit for knowledge and/or ability gained through previous training or experience and enable registered nurses to become successful leaders, managers and deliverers of care to patients in health care environments.




Students desiring admission to the RN to BSN program must meet the following requirements:
1. Completed a nursing program at the Associate Degree level with a GPA of at least 2.5.
2. Holds a valid RN license


Students applying for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN program are required to follow the procedures below:

    1. Submit a copy of diploma for an Associate Degree in Nursing program
    2. Submit official transcripts from previously attended colleges.
    3. Submit a completed application form obtained from Kingston University Admission
    4. Submit $100 of non-refundable application fee
Evaluation Process

Once the University receives all required documents and forms, the student’s application file will be deemed complete and a decision by the Academic Dean’s office will be made concerning the student’s admission to the school. 
Each potential student’s information is evaluated and transfer credit is awarded.  If additional documentation is needed, the Admissions Office will contact the potential student.  Admission is granted to applicants who demonstrate the ability to undertake the successful study of the intended subject and meet the admissions requirements. Applicants may be asked to supplement with additional evidence of academic proficiency.
Admission decisions will be made within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. 

International Students

Unless a graduate from a US high school or foreign equivalent where English was the language of instruction evidenced by an official transcript, or a student having taken at least 2 years of education in a college program where English was the language of instruction evidenced by an official transcript, an applicant whose native language is not English must satisfy English proficiency requirement for admission to the BSN program by scoring a TOEFL test with at least 450 PBT, 133 CBT or 45 iBT; a TOEIC of at least 480 or a IELTS of 4.

Transfer Student

Students wish to transfer from other higher education institutions are required to file application for admission as described above. Upon admission, the credits students earned from other institution previously attended will be evaluated. Appropriate credits will be granted if they are equivalent to courses offered at Kingston University.  For detail information on transferring credits from other higher education institutions, applicants are referred to review Transfer Credit Policy section in the Academic Policy.

Transfer Credit Policy

Tuitions & Fees
Application Fee $100
Tuition (42 units x $275/unit) $11,550
Registration Fee ($30/semester x 4 semesters) $120
Minimum per Term $3,330
Estimated Charge for a Quarter including textbooks $3,700
Graduation Fee $100
Estimated Total Charges for Entire Program $15,000
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