Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of earning my BSN at Malone University?
Malone BSN graduates are among the most sought-after in healthcare organizations in our region. Our nursing programs are distinctive due to their Christian perspective of love, and caring for patients throughout their lifespan. We have a strong, respected RN to BSN program that produces graduates ready to serve their patients, their employers, and our world.
Can I afford Malone’s RN to BSN program?
Yes, Malone has competitive pricing similar to regional, state, and community colleges. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Malone offers payment plans for your convenience, as well as an employer reimbursement plan. If you choose to pursue your master’s degree after completing your BSN at Malone, you will receive a 15% tuition only discount towards any graduate program.
How long does it take to complete the RN to BSN program?
At Malone, registered nurses with a nursing diploma or associate degree can earn their BSN degree in as few as 14 months, pending review of additional credits.
What are the prerequisites to enter the RN to BSN program?
The admission requirements are:
- Hold a current RN license in the state you practice.
- Document a minimum of six months of clinical practice; exceptions given to new graduates who are actively seeking employment as a registered nurse.
- Hold an Associate of Arts degree or Diploma from an accredited nursing program.
- Document a minimum of 60 transferable college semester hours (90 quarter hours), with a grade no lower than C earned in each transferable nursing and support course.
Transfer hours should include:
- Nursing courses
- Three Science courses, with Anatomy and Physiology required.
- Two English Composition courses (I and II) or one approved terminal English Composition course.
- Seven courses in the Liberal Arts (including Psychology and two of the above listed Science courses).
Is this an Online program, or are the classes held on campus?
Malone offers two different ways to complete the RN to BSN degree, allowing our students to decide the best format to meet their individual learning style.
Online option: Take all classes online
Hybrid option: Take six courses on campus one night a week, and five courses on line.
Is it possible to continue working while earning a BSN?
Yes, Malone’s RN to BSN program is designed with the adult student in mind. You will take one course at a time over a 14 month period. This can be done on campus one night a week, or fully online. These options offer the student the convenience needed to continue to work, and/or fulfill other responsibilities they may have.
How many clinical hours are required?
Two courses in the curriculum require a specified amount of practicum hours. Those courses include:
Community and the Nursing Process: 30 hours required.
Management and Leadership in Complex Populations/Environments: 30 hours required.
These clinical hours can be completed at your place of employment, after coordination with the RN to BSN Program Director. If needed, assistance in finding placement for clinical time is available.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, the RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Am I able to speak to an advisor?
Yes, you may contact the Nursing Program Admissions Counselor at 330-471-8431 or the Admissions Office at 330-471-8500.
How do I apply?
Our free, online application can be completed here.