Many colleges in Oklahoma offer RN to BSN bridge programs for those students who would like to continue their education. Depending on the university a student attends, classes may be on-campus or online and can be completed in as little as two semesters.
Students who are interested in a BSN, without first receiving RN credentials, should check out RSC’s Baccalaureate Track-Nursing degree in the Engineering and Science Division. Information can be found at https://www.rose.edu/content/academics/academic-divisions/engineering-science/baccalaureate-track-nursing/
What is the difference between an RN with an Associate Degree and an RN with a Baccalaureate Degree?
The Registered Nurse (RN) license is considered a general practice certification. Coursework in all registered nursing programs is to provide students a thorough background for practice in a variety of specialty areas. Graduates of all registered nursing programs apply to take the same licensure exam, the NCLEX-RN, and once licensed, are eligible to apply for employment in a variety of settings including specialty areas such as obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, critical care, home health, and hospice. Baccalaureate Degree programs require additional general education and support coursework above what’s required for the Associate Degree and nursing coursework includes additional credit hours in community health nursing, administration, and research.