1 Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Online Contact Crystal Clawson, Enrollment Counselor Call: (800) x 104 Click: online.notredamecollege.edu/rn-bsn w About Notre Dame College w Bachelor of Science in Nursing w Course Schedule w Admissions How to Apply w Tuition Financial Aid w Textbooks General Directory w Online Learning Success Tools
2 About Notre Dame College Notre Dame College (NDC), located in South Euclid, east of Cleveland, Ohio, was established in 1922 as a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame. In January 2001, NDC began admitting men at the college and added new degrees and athletic programs, with both strategies contributing to unprecedented growth in enrollments. The growth has resulted from the college s careeroriented liberal arts programs that help students succeed in the real world. NDC offers bachelor s degrees in 30 majors, with interdisciplinary programs and self-designed majors, as well as exceptional programs in education, nursing, business and science. Historically, the college s mission has been to adapt to the changing needs of its students and support their personal and professional goals. Catholic Identity Notre Dame College focuses on providing a values-based, private Catholic education to students who might otherwise not have the access to a quality college experience. With open arms, NDC welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds and understands the value of pluralism and the unique role that a Catholic college plays in 21st-century American culture. Committed to its Catholic faith tradition of believing in God s creating, saving and sustaining love, the college strives to live out the distinctive characteristics of a Catholic educational institution. Accreditation Notre Dame College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor s and master s degrees. The nursing degree program is also fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Why Notre Dame College Online? Notre Dame College Online extends almost a century of traditional, private liberal arts education to you anytime, anywhere. The online accelerated courses are designed to meet the needs of working adults and allow students to focus on one course at a time. Online learning is a true life saver for many Notre Dame College students. Their experience as online students is the perfect complement to their busy schedule involving work, social and familial commitments. We look forward to welcoming you as an online student at Notre Dame College!
3 Bachelor of science in Nursing Online RN to BSN The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online degree program provides the ideal educational opportunity for registered nurses who want to advance their education by earning a BSN in a convenient and flexible format. A nursing diploma or an Associate of Science degree with a major in nursing are required for enrollment. The nursing degree program at Notre Dame College (NDC) is based on a core body of knowledge that includes both the science and art of the nursing discipline. The liberal arts approach to NDC s curriculum is fundamental to the development of well-rounded professionals and serves as an effective framework for the ability to solve complex problems and address the health needs of society. Additionally, the BSN degree is delivered ENTIRELY ONLINE. Practicum hours required are minimal and may be completed by students at their own location of choice. There is no on-campus requirement for courses or practicum hours. However, you can always visit our beautiful campus in South Euclid, OH, talk to our faculty and meet other students, if you so desire. Degree Outcome: Professional nurses who earn a BSN degree can increase their earnings and build their career in various areas of nursing and other related fields. Careers include: Primary care nurse manager Nursing staff development director Nurse case manager General registered nurse Clinical nursing manager Clinical audit manager Hospice care program administrator Nurse manager Nursing director Behavioral health program manager NDC prepares nursing professionals to function in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, public health institutions and other community organizations. NDC s RN-BSN program provides students with the opportunity to complete a management practicum with a nursing management or leadership focus. The practical experience acquired during our program provides students with a clear advantage over other degree programs that offer only theoretical management content. Did You Know? Nursing is currently the largest healthcare occupation and one of the fastest-growing professions through The median expected salary for a typical Nurse Manager is $88,600 per year. The median expected salary for a typical Nursing Director is $120,000 per year. (salary.com) NDC accepts applications on a rolling basis (spring and fall). BSN online students can enroll part-time (fewer than four courses per term) or full-time (four courses or more) based on their professional and personal schedule. Depending on previously earned college credits and course load per term, students could complete the degree in as little as months.
4 Bachelor of science in Nursing Course Schedule Degree Format: Entirely Online Students can complete all clinical requirements at their location of choice. RN to BSN Core Courses: These courses are the core of the RN to BSN program. All of these courses will be taken online at Notre Dame College. NR 200 Health Assessment Across the Life Span...3 credits NR 300 Professional Transitions for RNs...3 credits NR 310 Evidence-Based Practice...3 credits NR 410 Health Care Policy in Complex Adaptive Systems...3 credits NR 420 Community/Population Nursing...4 credits NR 450 Gerontology...3 credits NR 460 Health Care Leadership/Mgt*...5 credits NR 464 RN-BSN Capstone**...5 credits NR Nursing Electives (select one course) credits * A 45 hour internship with a management or leadership in nursing focused experience is required. ** The RN-BSN Capstone is a 45 hour practicum requirement that provides an opportunity for students to gain actual experience in a practice area of their choice, giving them an advantage over degree programs where no practical experience is provided. RN to BSN Prerequisite Courses: Many students may have these courses completed before entering the online RN to BSN program at NDC. If a student has not completed these before enrolling, they can be completed any time before graduation. EN100/101 Basic Principles of Expository Writing... 6 credits OR EN 110 Advanced Composition: Expository Writing... 3 credits CH 106/107 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry/Lab... 4 credits CH 116/117 Principles of Organic and Biological Chemistry/Lab... 4 credits MA110 Intermediate Algebra... 3 credits BI 204/205 & BI 206/207 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II/Lab... 8 credits PY 201 General Psychology... 3 credits RN to BSN Support Courses: Many students have these courses completed from previous coursework. If a student has not completed these before enrolling, they can be completed any time before graduation. PY 251 Lifespan Development*... 3 credits SO 201 Introduction to Sociology*... 3 credits HP 216 Nutrition in Health & Disease*... 3 credits BI 240 General Microbiology & BI 241 Lab*... 4 credits MA 221 Statistics I*... 3 credits * Also fulfills General Education Requirement General Education Courses: Based on previously completed coursework and transcript evaluation, students may need to complete additional general education courses prior to graduation. Advance your rank in the fastest growing profession. Enroll Today!
5 Admissions How to apply Admission Requirements The Admission Committee of the Notre Dame College Division of Nursing is looking for Registered Nurses who are serious about advancing their nursing careers to the next educational and professional level. Candidates who meet or exceed the following requirements will be considered for the RN-BSN program: Admission to Notre Dame College Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing - program must be accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Verification of an active RN license in the state of residence Completion of prerequisite and support courses with a grade of C or higher, must be completed prior to graduation from the RN to BSN program. How Do I Apply? 1. Complete our free online application. 2. Send official transcripts of all college coursework to: Attn: The Finn Center Adult & Graduate Admissions Notre Dame College 4545 College Road South Euclid, OH Complete an interview with your Enrollment Advisor. To schedule your interview, call The Finn Center at , or toll free at 877-NDC-OHIO extension Apply Online For more information: The Finn Center for Adult, Graduate, and Professional Programs Phone: 877-NDC-OHIO extension 5173 or
6 Tuition Financial Aid Tuition Current tuition for RN to BSN online program at Notre Dame College is $490 per credit hour. Ask your enrollment counselor about special tuition pricing arranged between NDC and some health care providing institutions. Payment Procedures Payments can be made in person, by mail or electronically. A payment plan is available through NDC s CashNet. CashNet accepts electronic payment from any US checking or savings account. Debit cards, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard are also accepted for a 2.75% fee. Electronic checks incur no fee. Payment arrangements must be made prior to the start of each term. Ask your enrollment counselor about your employer s deferred payment options based on their tuition reimbursement policy. Financial Aid We understand that a college education is an investment in your future and we will provide you with information to help you accomplish this goal. We focus on assisting qualified students find options that will allow them to finance their college education. Start the process of determining your eligibility for financial assistance by taking these two steps: 1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NDC s School Code: Complete the application process for admission to Notre Dame College Once you ve completed these two steps, we will be able to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Employer Reimbursement Many students who are employed full-time receive tuition reimbursement from their employer. The benefits vary from one company to another. It is the student s responsibility to inquire about his/her company s benefit policy. Note: Many employers reimbursement plans have specific GPA or grade requirements which must be met before money will be disbursed. At any time, if you have questions or concerns, please contact the Financial Aid office at (216)
7 Textbooks General Directory Textbooks Textbooks are sold through ecampus.com/notredamecollege. Students can search for required textbooks on the website using course numbers. Methods of payment include credit card, check and money order. Books can be purchased through: Website: Phone: General Contacts The Finn Center Adult, Graduate and Professional Programs Main Office Monday Friday: 8:30am 7pm Adult Admissions Sarah Palace, Associate Director, Adult Enrollment Monday Friday: 8:30am 4:30pm Financial Aid Alison McBrady, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Monday Friday: 8:30am 4:30pm
8 Online Learning Success tools Getting Started Technology Requirements: Operating System Windows 2000 or higher Mac OS 8.0 Free Disk Space 10 MB or more 10 MB or more Browser Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Netscape Navigator 7.1 or higher, Mozilla 1.4 or higher Netscape Navigator 7.1 or higher, Mozilla 1.4 or higher. Internet Connection 56K modem (DSL recommended) 56K modem (DSL recommended) Media Player QuickTime / Windows Media Player QuickTime Basic Computer Skills Use Attach a document to an message Navigate web pages Type a URL in a web browser Download a file from a website Upload a file to a website Use a discussion board Participate in a chat session Use the Internet to research information Use a headset (for Chat/Connect session) FAQ 1) How do I prepare for the online courses? For your convenience, we offer a student training presentation which provides instructions about taking an online course. The presentation is available upon request. 2) How will I access my online course? Enrolled students will receive a login ID and password. Upon entering the ID and Password in the login window, students will be able to go to their online class, view course information or access their academic records. 3) Will I have face-to-face meetings with my professor? Online courses are delivered entirely through the Internet. However, students can visit the campus and meet with professors during office hours if desired. 4) Will I have access to library resources? Our library resources and services are available to all faculty and students wherever the programs or courses are located and however they are delivered. 5) How do I get help if I cannot access my online course? Notre Dame College provides all students with a 24/7 Help Center. Contact information for the HelpDesk will be provided upon enrollment.