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WHEN CAN I BEGIN TAKING COURSES IN THE PROGRAM?
Students can begin classes in either the fall, spring or summer semester. A proposed plan of study will be provided to each student to assist them with the completion of the program.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
Students can complete the RN to BSN Completion Program in as little as two years however the program of study must be completed within four years.  Each student will be provided a plan of study that is unique to his/her academic history and situation that will guide him/her to degree completion.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE AND DELIVERY OF THE COURSES?
Nursing courses will be offered one day a week during the fall and spring semesters and some may have a clinical component. General education courses will be offered in a variety of formats during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN TO STUDY EACH WEEK IN PREPARATION FOR CLASS?
Students should plan to study 14 to 18 hours per week, plus consider clinical hours as required.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Bluffton offers a competitive part-time tuition rate of $453 per semester hour.  Additionally students will be responsible for a technology fee ($50-$100 per semester) and the cost of textbooks.

WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Bluffton plans on accreditation approval for the nursing program by spring 2017, which would allow us to offer federal aid to students for fall 2017. Before accreditation, students may be eligible to use private lenders, arrangements with our business office and reimbursement by their employer. After accreditation, students may be eligible to use federal grants/loans, private lenders, payment arrangements with our business office and reimbursement by their employer.

IS BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY ACCREDITED?
Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and a member of the North Central Association, 312-263-0456.  

Bluffton University is authorized by the Ohio Department of Education (ODHE) to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Graduates of the RN to BSN will graduate from a fully-accredited school of nursing.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Sherri S. Winegardner RN, DNP, MSN, MHA
Director of Nursing/Associate Professor
419-358-3242 or winegardners@bluffton.edu