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Online RN–B.S. Program

An early leader in distance education, our highly rated RN–B.S. completion program offers you exceptional learning experiences that will help you advance your career, explore new opportunities, and develop greater professional satisfaction. This program offers the flexibility of online distance education while expanding opportunities for New York State nurses. If you are a registered professional nurse, consider our RN–B.S. program.

This program is specifically designed for students who have completed their associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and are licensed RNs. The curriculum builds on the experiences gained in the associate’s degree providing additional studies in the natural, biological, and behavioral sciences combined with professional studies.

Applied Learning Experiences

The applied learning experiences in the RN–B.S. programs offer you exceptional opportunities to diversify your experience and gain skills necessary to advance your career. You can engage in new professional nursing roles in healthcare organizations, communities, and global study experiences. Course-based experiential learning is a hallmark of a high quality nursing education. Our clinical coordinator works with you to find appropriate experiences in your region.

Program Requirements

Program Fees

The nursing program and affiliating agencies require that student’s health and character are consistent with professional standards necessary to secure the public trust. The verification and document tracking system includes the following costs completed through the department vendor:

  • Immunization and health records tracking $50
  • Background checks approximately $40
  • Other student expenses: Professional liability insurance $40–$100, uniforms and CPR

Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN–B.S. Nursing Program is competitive, in addition to meeting the general admission requirements to SUNY Plattsburgh, applicants must:

  1. Be a graduate of a nursing program that is approved by the legal body that registers nursing programs in the state or Canadian province in which the program is located. Students who are within one year of completion of a registered nurse program may be accepted for admission, but must graduate prior to beginning classes.
  2. Hold an unencumbered New York state license and current registration as a registered nurse. Conditional acceptance for graduate nurses dependent on passing the licensure exam within the first semester enrolled.
  3. Have overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for courses completed at another college or university.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Noreen M. Houck, Ph.Dc., M.S., RN, CNE, Chairperson
Department of Nursing and Nutrition
Office: Hawkins Hall 209B
Phone: (518) 564-3124
Fax: (518) 564-3100
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
Department of Nursing and Nutrition
Hawkins Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901