Jefferson College of Health Sciences
101 Elm Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24013
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate of Science in Nursing program prepares the graduate to render client care while demonstrating clinical competence, critical thinking skills and caring behaviors. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Licensure examination. There are three tracks in the program: Traditional, Accelerated Track for LPNs and Accelerated Track for Respiratory Therapists and Paramedics. Following successful achievement of RN licensure, graduates are eligible for admission to the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program track (see RN-BSN program of study).
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway - 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006, Phone: 800-669-1656 (ext. 153).
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN Track is designed to provide registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing in preparation for professional leadership and career enhancement. Admitted students are provided with a faculty advisor who will help them develop a plan of study that is based on their individual transcripts.
This distance learning program builds upon previous education and experiences of registered nurses and features personalized advisement, support and convenient course scheduling. This allows RN students to continue to work while they pursue their educational objectives.
Most RN to BSN students shorten their plan of study by transferring prerequisite and elective courses from other accredited colleges and universities, challenging courses, holding a nursing certification, and/or through prior learning assessments. JCHS awards advanced placement credits to RNs once their foundational knowledge has been verified through satisfactory performance in specified upper division nursing courses.
Students must complete 40 credit hours at JCHS. Although most RN to BSN students work full-time and choose to take classes on a part-time basis, some students opt to be full-time students. All students must complete the program of study within five years of beginning upper division nursing courses.
-Builds on AD or Diploma nursing programs through a 2+2 curriculum
-Convenient on-line course scheduling allows students to work while pursuing educational objectives
-Nursing courses are offered by distance learning to increase flexibility
-Individualized faculty advising for all nursing students
-Small class size enhances student/faculty relationships
-Attractive financial aid options available for most students
MSN Program Details
If this is the right time for you to get your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, Jefferson College of Health Science (JCHS) is the right place for you. JCHS offers two MSN degree programs: one in Nursing Systems Management and one in the Nurse Clinician Educator specialty. Both programs of study were planned for the working professional nurse. Courses are offered through a combination of online instruction coupled with didactic classroom instruction. Students come on campus for orientation and only two to four times during each course.
Courses in the MSN programs are taught by faculty members who have real world nursing experiences. Many maintain certification in their areas of expertise, hold joint appointments in healthcare systems or are doing research in healthcare. These same faulty members are available as teachers and advisors to you as you move through your program of study at JCHS.
We deliberately keep our class sizes small so graduate faculty can take a personal interest in students.