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RN To BSN Professional Licensure Information

The RN to BSN program is considered a post-licensure completion program. This means all RN to BSN applicants MUST have previously graduated with an associate degree in nursing from an accredited college and have an unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license to be considered for admissions.
This program is designed to allow RNs to complete their bachelor’s degree by utilizing transfer credits earned in an associate degree or diploma program. Also, many RNs have additional college credits beyond their associate’s degree. These additional credits will also be assessed for possible transfer. Waldorf University may accept up to 90 credits in transfer.
This program does not lead to any professional licensure or certification. However, the program curriculum must satisfy the graduate’s state professional board requirements to be eligible to be licensed in their state of residence. The requirements of state boards and licensing agencies vary greatly over time and from state to state. Therefore, Waldorf University makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that successful completion of the degree or certificate program will permit or guarantee that a state board or licensing agency beyond the state of Iowa will accept a graduate’s application for licensure. Therefore, each prospective student who resides outside of the state of Iowa should consult with the state board in their state of residence to verify program compliance with that state’s professional board requirements. Students may also contact their state nursing board for further information. Contact information is provided for each state. The RN to BSN program director is currently researching requirements of state nursing boards in every state to determine whether the Waldorf RN to BSN program falls within the state’s regulatory oversight.