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This FAQ page answers some of the questions frequently posed by nurses as they consider Cedarville's online RN to B.S.N. program. The following categories and questions are provided to assist you on your educational journey.

Admissions Questions

Cedarville University invites applications to the RN to BSN degree completion program from students who have received an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. A profession of faith is required of all Cedarville University students.

Please visit the RN to BSN admission information page for additional details.

Visit the RN to BSN online application to begin or continue your application. You may also review admission requirements, application details, and the program timeline.

We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application. 

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.

Once an accepted student is notified, a $150 reservation deposit is required to register for classes. The admission decision and deposit deadlines are approximately three weeks prior to the start of a term. Please review the admission timelines and plan accordingly.

New students are admitted to this online B.S.N. degree completion program three times per year (fall, spring, and summer). Please refer to the admission timelines for more specific information.

No, an interview is not required for admission. However, an interview may be requested as needed.

Program Questions

Yes. Cedarville's B.S.N. program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has full approval by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Board of Nursing

This is a degree completion program for Registered Nurses with their Associate Degree in Nursing who wish to complete their Bachelors Degree in Nursing. The BSN is a generalist degree covering the broad perspective of nursing not one specific area of nursing.

The degree completion includes the main emphasis of Baccalaureate Education from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing roles of the BSN nurse that include evidenced based practice, community nursing, leadership and management.

The RN to BSN program applicants must meet the Cedarville University admission requirements and the transfer admission criteria. Applicants are also required to demonstrate a personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. In addition applicants will be required to adhere to the Cedarville Covenant, and Standards of Conduct as outlined in the Graduate, Adult Programs Catalog. Applicants must hold a current license as a registered nurse, or be eligible to sit the NCLEX-RN exam to be completed by the end of NSG 3005 BSN Role Transition.

Applicants should have earned an ADN degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale. Conditional admission on probation may be obtained if GPA is below recommended admission GPA.

This is a fully online learning experience. The courses will involve student directed learning with guided reading, discussions and group activities. The clinical experiences will be outlined by the course faculty, and are to be completed in the student’s location or at their place of employment. Preceptor criteria will be clearly outlined so the student will be able to arrange their experiences at their convenience.

An advisor from the School of Nursing will be assigned to individually guide you through your plan of study.

Yes, however you will need to be eligible to sit your NCLEX-RN exam and complete your licensing exam by the end of NSG 3005 BSN Role Transition (the first eight weeks).

No. You do not need to have experience as an RN to apply to the RN to BSN program.

The degree completion program can be completed in as little as five semesters if enrolled full time. However, the limited number of pre-requisite courses allows for a great deal of flexibility, allowing students to complete the program part time in seven to nine semesters. This flexibility allows for the adult learner to adapt their education plan to best meet their personal needs.

If students choose to participate part time in the RN to BSN program, they will have up to five years to complete the degree from the point of enrollment.

This is an undergraduate degree which does not require this type of cumulative project. However, the capstone course will provide a synthesis of the learning experienced throughout their degree completion.

Registration Questions

Yes. To enroll in a course, either as a degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking student, you must be admitted to the University through Graduate Admissions before you can register for classes. 

Verify course availability on the adult programs course schedule and complete your course registration through the Office of the Registrar using a web-based interface called WebAdvisor. Reference graduate and adult programs registration instructions or access WebAdvisor for more information.

Please consult with your program advisor for advice on degree planning. Upon admission into an adult program, each student is assigned a program advisor. Your program advisor provides guidance throughout the course of study.

You may view the adult programs course schedules, reference graduate and adult programs registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor to find a current listing of courses for your program.

Adult programs course schedules are provided by the Office of the Registrar and prepared prior to each adult programs term. Registration begins in March for the summer and fall semesters and in October for the spring semester.

You may view the adult programs course schedules, reference graduate and adult programs registration instructions, or access WebAdvisor to find a current listing of courses for your program.

Reference graduate registration instructions or access WebAdvisor for your current class schedule.

A closed class requires permission from the course instructor. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Each student is strongly encouraged to review their class schedule for accuracy in WebAdvisor. Please discuss any discrepancies immediately with the Office of the Registrar.

Textbooks may be purchased online or in person through the University Bookstore. Before ordering textbooks, view and print your class schedule from WebAdvisor. Your class schedule will provide you with the class codes and numbers so you can find the appropriate texts.

The Office of the Registrar is located in Cedarville University's Stevens Student Center in the lower level. View the contact us page for more information.

Have more questions?

Please contact University Admissions.