ExcelTrackTM Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

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Program at a Glance
  • ExcelTrack™ is a competency-based, accelerated path to earning your RN-to-BSN degree.
  • Customize your online course of study by setting your learning pace, deadlines, and course load.
  • Move quickly past the topics you know and spend time on the things you don’t.
  • Work directly with nursing faculty to ensure you've learned the course material.
  • Take as many courses as you want during each 10-week term for a flat tuition rate.
COURSE EFFORT You Control Your Pace
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 90-130
TUITION RATE PER TERM $2,200
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

ExcelTrackTM Bachelor of Science in Nursing Overview

The ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program helps you further your knowledge and skills, so you can offer your patients better care and advance your nursing career goals. ExcelTrack™ gives you more control and flexibility so you can earn the same accredited degree as the traditional Purdue Global BSN program—only faster and for less money.*

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack™ is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.

Once enrolled, you can take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the nursing skills that are immediately applicable to your workplace. A nursing faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.

Flexibility

You can speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.

Focused Learning

Each ExcelTrack™ course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know, and spend time only on what you need to learn.

Savings

You can take as many 1-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.


See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Two Tracks of Study

Your track is determined using your original transcripts from your previously completed nursing program:

  • Advanced start track: You have 90 transfer credits from your prior degree/diploma.
  • Standard track: You have 50 transfer credits from your prior degree/diploma.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Purdue University Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.CCNEAccreditation.org).

BSN Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average rate of all professions. Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing may be better prepared to take advantage of career advancement opportunities.

A BSN-prepared nurse could pursue roles in the following areas:

  • Community education and public health
  • Nursing case management
  • Nursing management and leadership
  • Analysis of health policy
  • Implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Nonhospital employment opportunities
  • Patient education

Is ExcelTrackTM Right for You?

  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You possess an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate in nursing.
  • You have an active, unencumbered RN license in a U.S. state.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.

Learn More About ExcelTrackTM

The ExcelTrack™ RN-to-BSN program consists of single-credit courses as well as traditional 5- and 6-credit electives and a 6-credit capstone course.

Sample Courses
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Holistic Professional Nursing Practice
  • Primary Care in the Ambulatory Setting
  • Case Management
  • Faith Community Nursing
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Credit Breakdown
  • Prior Degree Credits90
  • Core Credits23
  • Major Credits41
  • Elective Credits26
  • Total Credits180
Credit Breakdown
  • Prior Degree Credits50
  • Core Credits23
  • Major Credits41
  • Elective Credits66
  • Total Credits180

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$2,200.00 current cost per term
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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the ExcelTrack™ Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*ExcelTrack™ is designed to accelerate progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term technology fee of $295.00 and background check fees. Program includes traditional 5- and 6-credit electives and a 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack rate.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.