Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Online

Registered Nurses who have a Diploma or Associate degree in Nursing, but need further education to advance to a leadership position or meet certain licensing requirements, can achieve their goals with Briarcliff’s Bachelor’s in Nursing degree. It is offered entirely online to help busy nursing professionals work their studies around their schedules, anywhere, anytime.

Opportunities for RNs are expected to increase 26% through 2020 – a bachelor's degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse program provides nurses with a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing, and who hold the Registered Nurse license, an education pathway to the bachelor degree. The program is offered in a distance education format, via online delivery modality. It consists of fully on-line courses that meet over 7 weeks (2 sessions per semester).

Students enrolling in the Nursing program are required to take all thrity (30) core Nursing courses (NUR) at Briarcliffe College. And, as part of the 30 general education/LAS courses, enrolled students must have completed coursework in the following area: anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, nutrition, and microbiology.

Students enrolled in the Nursing program evaluate their own practice in various healthcare settings, within the legal and ethical limits of the scope of nursing for the bachelor degree program. Verbal and non-verbal communication should be demonstrated effectively with patients as well as a health care team to ensure positive client care outcomes. Students will employ critical thinking in order to identify individual uniqueness, cultural diversity, and human responses in order to design interventions for safe patient care and continued progress.


Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Programmatic Accreditation: The Nursing program is not programmatically accredited.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Registered Nurse program)

Some of the required courses in this program include:

  • Organizational Systems Leadership
  • Physical Examination and Health Assessment
  • Critical Thinking
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Information Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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