Nightingale College

Nightingale College offers ACEN and CCNE accredited ADN, LPN to ADN, BSN, and RN to BSN academic nursing programs. Schools Scholarships Student Support

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Nightingale College, a private, proprietary, post-secondary institution, was established in 2010 and is dedicated to educating Registered Nurses (RN).

Academic RN Programs

Advanced Placement for qualified LPN's (LPN-ADN)

This program can be completed in 8 months and consists of 2 semesters (4 months each). The program includes 24 semester nursing credits: 12 per semester. LPNs may need additional classes if HESI exams correlated with Level II courses are not passed. This can extend the program length to 12 months.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN)

The ADN program at Nightingale College prepares graduates for entry-level RN practice in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings and can be completed in 16 months. This program consists of 68-semester total credits.

Learners can enroll in the blended-distance ADN Program and are classified as hybrid residential, full remote, or hybrid remote.

Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed ADN curriculum with a minimum of “B” grade in each course and having satisfied all other graduation requirements, the learner will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree.

Frequently Asked Questions - Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

How often do I have to be on campus?

Students of Nightingale College will be required to be present on campus or at clinical sites about 2-4 days per week, on average.

Can I take the NCLEX-PN exam at any time in the program?

Students who successfully complete Level III of a pre-licensure nursing program at Nightingale College may apply for an LPN licensure by equivalency in the State of Utah. In order to qualify for the equivalency waiver, students must request, pay for, and pass the HESI LPN Mobility Standardized Exam at the College with a minimum score of 850 as well as complete mandatory career counseling.

Students are given 2 attempts to pass the exam. Upon successfully passing the exam and completing the counseling, the student may request official transcripts to be submitted to the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to begin the application process, which includes taking the NCLEX-LPN exam. Students are expected to complete the pre-licensure RN program at the College upon being licensed as an LPN.

RN-BSN Bridge Program

The RN to BSN program at Nightingale College is designed to further develop skills of the already licensed RN. The program can be completed in 3 semesters (12 months). There are no lab requirements and the required clinical hours are dedicated to the Community Health and Capstone Projects.

Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed RN to BSN program curriculum, the learner will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the RN-BSN Bridge

How many credits do you need for the BSN degree?

A total of 120 semester credits are required for the BSN. Upon enrollment, students are granted 48 semester credits of core pre-licensure nursing coursework pursuant to the RN licensure.

The RN to BSN program consists of 24 semester credits of upper-division nursing coursework. In addition, the completion of the BSN degree requires 48 semester credits of general education.

How long does it take to complete the BSN program?

The RN to BSN program at Nightingale College can be completed in as few as 12 months or 3 semesters if the required general education courses have not been completed. If the student has completed all requirements, the program can be completed in 8 months or 2 semesters.

Students who hold an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and transfer a minimum 27 semester credits of general education, including the required Physical Sciences credits, can complete the RN to BSN program within 3 semesters or 48 weeks of instruction.

Students who have not completed any general education requirements and elect to complete all general education coursework can complete the program within 5 semesters or 80 weeks of instruction.

Can you obtain a BSN degree online?

The RN to BSN program utilizes distance delivery of instruction where learners engage in online didactic and capstone project experiences. The program features an online learning environment that requires no labs, eliminating the need for students to travel to attend school. Students participate in class through online learning modules and discussions.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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