"Upper Iowa's bachelor (of nursing) program was a perfect fit. It fit my lifestyle; it fit my need. It gave me a good base for the masters' program. If anyone is considering going back for their bachelor's degree — whether for management experience or just to be a better bedside nurse, I would recommend Upper Iowa University.
Class of 2008
RN-BSN (Nursing) Major
Nurse Practitioner at Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Decorah, Iowa
Upper Iowa University offers an RN to BSN program at the Fayette campus, Cedar Rapids Center, Des Moines Center, and Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Prior to admission to the nursing program, students must show evidence of the following:
- Current Iowa Licensure (or current RN licensure in the state the program is offered)
- Current CPR verification
- Completed Health Record form
- Criminal Background check with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (or with the state in which the program is offered).
- An overall college grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
The UIU nursing program requires the successful completion of 11 courses (36 credit hours). The BSN degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours, including transfer credit, and credit for coursework completed at UIU. All courses required for the nursing major must be completed with a grade of C- or above. If a grade below a C- is earned, the course must be repeated. A course may only be repeated once.
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