It’s Your Time – Earn Both an AAS and Bachelor’s in Nursing
If you’re a working LPN or LVN, Excelsior provides the perfect pathway to advance your career and earn both your Associate in Applied Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This streamlined dual degree program helps you build on the experience you already have and prepare for greater opportunities to come your way. The program lets you learn at your own pace using online courses.
In the AAS in Nursing part of the program, you’ll build your knowledge of nursing theory and demonstrate your RN-level competency in a clinical setting by participating in online laboratory experiences and two clinical courses with live experiences in acute-care hospitals.
Once you’ve completed all associate-level requirements, you can seamlessly continue to the bachelor’s-level courses where you’ll focus on population-based health, the role of registered nurses in influencing health care delivery, and both collaborative and individual practice experiences.
Excelsior offers unparalleled support throughout the program as you learn from instructors with decades of real-world nursing experience and build lasting connections with your fellow nurses.
Note: Students must have an active and unencumbered RN license to complete the bachelor’s degree requirements.
41% of hospitals and other healthcare settings are requiring new hires to have a BS in Nursing. (Source: Aacnnursing.org)
Nurses with a BS in Nursing can work in high-paying specialty fields like intensive care, pediatrics, and obstetrics. (Source: Nursejournal.com)
Graduates with a BS in Nursing have a 94% job placement rate 4-6 months after completing their degree. (Source: Aacnnursing.org)
General Education Component (31 Credits)
Associate Degree Nursing Component (34 Credits)
NUR 101 Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR 104 Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety
NUR 105 Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences
NUR 109 Foundations of Nursing Practice
NUR 209 Reproductive Health
NUR 211 Health Differences Across the Life Span 1
NUR 212 Health Differences Across the Life Span 2
NUR 213 Health Differences Across the Life Span 3
NUR 250 Clinical Nursing Practicum: Care of patients Across the Life Span
NUR 275 Clinical Competencies for Contemporary Nursing Practice
NUR 290 Nursing Capstone: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Bachelor’s-Level General Education Component (30 Credits)
Bachelor’s Nursing Component (26 Credits)
NUR 301 Bridge for Professional Socialization
NUR 338 Introduction to Informatics for Nurses
NUR 342 Holistic Health Care Across the Life Span
NUR 356 Leadership and Management in Nursing
NUR 430 Research in Nursing
NUR 446 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society
NUR 448 Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health
NUR 462 Nursing Capstone
Surveys are administered to our nursing program students upon graduation and at one year post-graduation. The survey results are available here.
View additional details about programs and courses:Download the Nursing Catalog
Patient care in high-activity units, such as intensive care units
Patient care in outpatient settings
Supervisory position in long-term care
Excelsior College’s nursing programs are programmatically accredited by the New York State (NYS) Board of Regents, State Education Department Office of the Professions (the Regents). The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the Regents as a state agency for the approval of nursing education programs since 1969. More information about the NYS Board of Regents’ Recognized Programmatic Accreditation may be helpful for students or graduates to present to a school they are attending or to an employer seeking more information about their Excelsior College nursing degree.
The bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs at Excelsior College are accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the bachelor’s nursing program in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program in March 2019 is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
The National League for Nursing (NLN) designated Excelsior College's School of Nursing a 2016-2021 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, in recognition of the School's sustained achievements in creating environments that promote student learning and professional development. This is the fourth consecutive designation.
Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1977
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
All of Excelsior College’s academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.