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Waterloo, Iowa 50703
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Allen College RN to BSN Program, based on the Iowa Articulation Plan, is designed to meet your needs! Allen College nursing courses that are required as a part of the RN-BSN program are now offered on-line! Elective general education credits that are considered transferable to the University of Northern Iowa may be taken at a higher education institution of your choice. Clinical requirements may also be completed in your area of residence. Our program is designed to offer a quality educational experience with a minimal amount of traveling and a maximum amount of flexibility. Full-time and part-time options are available to you.
BSN Program Details
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is based on the mission and goals of Allen College. To fulfill our mission, we provide a quality baccalaureate program that prepares men and women from culturally and ethnically diverse communities for careers in nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program stresses the interrelationship of academic and professional studies to provide a liberal education with an emphasis on experiential learning and community service in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds. Incorporated into the baccalaureate program in nursing is a firm foundation in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences necessary for the development of critical thinking, creativity, literacy, values, historical awareness and comprehensive knowledge of nursing arts and science. This will enable the graduate to meet professional practice standards and has a sound foundation for future study. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is dedicated to a holistic approach to education recognizing the uniqueness of each student, to excellence in education, to the utilization of and participation in scholarship and evidenced based practice, and to the promotion of health.
1. Educate nurses who are competent care providers.
2. Promote critical thinking, scholarship, and citizenship to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.
3. Provide entry level BSN programs of excellence that encompass components of professional practice.
4. Provide graduates with a foundation for graduate study.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
15 month BSN Accelerated students must:
-Complete the required application process, including submission of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
-The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is required of foreign-born students and applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum score of 550 on TOEFL or 5 on IELTS or its equivalent is required.
-Provide two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's academic abilities.
-Have completed a minimum of 25 semester hours of academic credit from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities, including a minimum of 6 semester hours of required natural science coursework, to be considered for admission.
-Must have completed a minimum of 64 semester hours of academic credit to begin the program, including all prescribed coursework OR hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-nursing discipline and have completed designated general education courses. Students with or without a baccalaureate degree must have successfully completed a Certified Nurses Aid course and certification exam.
-Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the following courses:
Human Growth & Development*
Anatomy & Physiology I*
Anatomy & Physiology II*
*Denotes courses that are considered in the grade point average of students holding a baccalaureate degree.
-Meet Essential Standards of a Baccalaureate prepared Nurse.