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School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Photo of Students in the RN to BSN Nursing Program at DoaneRN to BSN - Program Overview

The RN to BSN program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), allows licensed registered nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Doane recognizes your academic, clinical and professional experiences in the health care profession constitute a foundation upon which to build a degree program in the liberal arts tradition. Completion of degree requirements involves courses in nursing and the liberal arts that will continue the development of skills for critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution and team building and will develop a knowledge base for leadership in your profession.


Admission Requirements

  • A copy of an unencumbered current Nebraska Registered Nursing license, a compact state registered nursing license, or a temporary permit issued by the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulations Licensure Division
  • A completed Application for Admission form
  • An official transcript from the school of nursing and each college or university attended.

Doane College will evaluate all courses submitted by the transfer applicant and reserves the right to accept or deny any of the credits offered for transfer. Credit hours earned with grades of "C-" or better at an accredited institution of higher education prior to admission to Doane College may be transferred.

Mission of the RN to BSN Program

As a compliment to the mission of Doane College, the RN to BSN program seeks to inform and inspire nurses in the art, culture, and science of health care in order to save and improve lives, to teach others how to achieve better health, and to advocate for people when they are in their weakest state. Our purpose is to help nurses develop into compassionate, self-motivated health care professionals who have the knowledge and skills to act as leaders in the health care industry.