Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the RN to BSN program, you need:

An associate’s degree or diploma in nursing from a regionally accredited program.
A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher in prior academic work.
Current licensure as an RN.

Work experience in a health-care delivery setting (1 year minimum). Currency and relevance of work experience will be evaluated individually.
Completed application (online or on paper)

Official transcripts from all colleges attended
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Program Requirements & Course Details

120 Degree total credit hours
38 Credit hour program (22 Nursing; 16 General Education)
30 Hours residency requirement
60 minimum transfer credit hours from a regionally accredited college/university allowed
RN to BSN Courses
NURS 331: Philosophy and Theories of Nursing 4 credit hours
Core 210: Professional Communication Skills 4 credit hours
PSYC 380: Statistics in Research Assessment 4 credit hours
NURS 332: Holistic Client Assessment 4 credit hours
NURS 433: Research in Nursing 4 credit hours
PJCS 437: Race, Culture and Gender: Disparities in Health Care 4 credit hours
REL 380: The Poetics of Life and Work: Christian Perspectives 4 credit hours
NURS 438: Community Health Nursing 5 credit hours
General Education: 16 semester-credit hours
Health, Healing and the Fine Arts 4 credit hours
Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare 4 credit hours
Statistics and Data Analysis 4 credit hours
History of the U.S. Health Care System and
Health Care Reform
4 credit hours

Ask an admissions counselor about how you can receive up to 45 credits for prior nursing courses!

RN to BSN applicants:

  • Submit the online application or print and mail the paper application
  • Request official transcripts from all universities and colleges you have previously attended and have them mailed/emailed to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Studies. Applicants must have an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
  • One copy of your current nursing license
  • A resume of your nursing experience

Mailing Address:

Graduate & Continuing Studies
Goshen College
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526


Phone: 574-535-7464 or 800-390-3490

Fax: 574-535-7245