BS in Nursing Program (RN to BSN Pathway)
Available in the Following Campuses
Concordvia Distance Education
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers a 3-semester distance education program for RNs to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in one year. Each semester of RN to BSN program is 15 weeks in length and covers 5 courses. Each week day a new lecture will be opened by course instructors and assignments must be submitted by students by specified deadlines, set by the course instructors and indicated in the course syllabi.
The two clinical courses, Community Health Nursing Clinical and Leadership/Management in Nursing Clinical, require the student to do 6 hours each week for 15 weeks each in a clinical setting. Students are responsible for obtaining their own clinical site/preceptor locally to where they reside (may use current place of employment). Gurnick Academy has agreements with multiple clinical sites in the Bay Area, California, where students can alternatively complete their clinical/preceptorship.
Normal completion time for RN to BSN program is forty five (45) weeks excluding holidays and vacation times. Instructor to Student ratio is 1:25 in lecture and 1:1 during clinical.
At Gurnick Academy (professional courses only) students receive five hundred forty (540) hours of didactic instruction and one hundred eighty (180) hours of clinical allowing them to apply the lecture topics in practical use. Besides didactic instruction and clinical time, one thousand eighty (1080) hours will be student outside of school preparation time.
Students will study a wide range of curricular content required for licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing (not applicable to students holding RN licenses during admission). To develop an advanced skill base in demand by employers, students will also study the organization and function of health services, ethics and law in health care, writing skills for health professionals, leadership and management, nursing research, and essentials of patient education. Emphasis will be placed on evidenced-based practice and critical thinking skills in the provision of safe and effective care to patients from diverse and multicultural populations and communities across the life span. Students will also take Community Health Nursing, which includes certification in reporting of child abuse and in disaster management.
Pathways for non-Registered Nurses are currently not offered and will become available upon approval by the California Board of Registered Nurses.
Please review the following requirements:
- General Admission Requirements for All Prorgams
- Additional Admission Requirements per Program
- Minimum Requirements for Students Enrolling in Distance Education Courses
RN to BSN Program Length and Schedule
45 weeks of professional courses
Total 120 Semester Credit Hours: 40 Semester Credit Hours (excluding 80 Semester Credit Hours transferring in as a prerequisite). 3 Semesters.
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$75.00|
|Textbooks & Materials*||$791.00|
|Library Fee** (non-refundable)||$44.00|
* Several books must be obtain by students on their own and the cost of these books is not included in Books and Materials fee. Please refer to the RN to BSN Program Textbook Distribution Disclosure for details.
** Library Fee Cost is calculated by the calendar year and is dependent on the start date and duration of the program.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.
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RN Job Outlook and Salary in California
Click on the link for Occupational Profile for Registered Nurses in California provided by State of California Employment Development Department. Additionally, some information is presented by County: RNs in San Francisco Bay Area, RNs in East Bay Area, RNs in Fresno County, and RNs in Stanislaus County.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Gurnick Academy is committed to providing thorough and timely vocational medical training to our students so they may obtain gainful employment.
Our institution has provided program specific information regarding gainful employment in compliance with the new Gainful Employment regulations for Title IV eligible institutions, put forward by the U.S. Department of Education, in July 2011.
All required information can be found throughout this page.