RN Mobility

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow faster than the average of all occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the career opportunities for nurses include community health, pediatrics, oncology, surgery and intensive care.

To meet these opportunities, the RN Mobility program at Troy University offers registered nurses a flexible online option to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees. The online coursework allows maximum flexibility for students who are managing work and family responsibilities as well as educational assignments. In addition, graduates will have the skills to provide enhanced patient care, critique and apply research to clinical practice, educate patients about various health conditions and serve as leaders and managers in their field.

Troy University’s School of Nursing has been educating nurses for more than 40 years and is accredited by the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. TROY’s nursing faculty members care about their students and provide excellent advanced coursework in health assessment, public health nursing, leadership and management, advanced nursing, research and evidence and nursing informatics. In the past two years, U.S. News and World Report has named TROY’s nursing program to its best graduate school list and among the best universities for online graduate education.

RN Mobility Options include:

  • RN-BSN
  • RN-BSN/MSN
  • Flexible Option

Other RN Mobility Program Features:

  • Two or four semester nursing sequence (RN-BSN or RN-BSN/MSN)
  • 18 week degree completion (Flexible Option)
  • Opportunity to take a master’s level course while finishing the BSN (RN-BSN/MSN)
  • Transfer Student Merit/Achievement scholarships
  • Ability to choose clinical location, and the faculty comes to you

Catalog - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Step 1: Admission to the RN Mobility Tracks

  • Submit Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study with a $30.00 university application fee.
    • To submit an application for admission to undergraduate studies, please go to www.troy.edu and select future students. On the admissions page, you can create a personalized profile, submit an application, and check the status of your documents. On page 2 of the Undergraduate Application, you will be prompted to choose a location. There you will choose “Online Nursing RN-BSN” as your location and “Nursing RN-BSN” as your intended Academic Major.

Supplemental Paper Work and Requirements

  • Submit Step 1 Application for Admission to RN Mobility Tracks/School of Nursing
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted directly from the institution of attendance.
  • Submit two letters of professional reference on required forms.
  • Overall GPA for all college work attempted of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • ASN or Diploma graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Proof of current, unencumbered RN license in state of clinical practice.
  • Ability to perform core performance standards required for the nursing profession for admission and progression.
  • All required documentation listed above must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records no later than February 1, April 1, July 1, September 1, or November 1. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all documentation is on file with the Office of Admissions and Records. Incomplete files will not be evaluated by the School of Nursing for admission.
  • Students will be notified of admission status by March 1, May 15, July 25, October 1 or December 10.
  • A $20 nursing program fee will be required upon application.

Step 2: Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence

  • Submit Step 2 Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence Form to academic advisor by April 1. Progression criteria requirements include the following:
    • General Studies requirements with a grade of ‘C’ or better in specified courses [Courses marked * on page 2 require a ‘C’ of better.]
    • Official Academic Evaluation with overall cumulative GPA for all college work attempted of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students may have a maximum of 9 hours of general studies that are lacking prior to beginning the clinical nursing sequence. These 9 hours are limited to the following courses: Literature, Art/Music/Drama, Speech, TROY 1101, History, and Ethics.
    • Proof of current, unencumbered RN license in state of clinical practice.
    • Progression is pending until a clear certified background check is verified.
  • All required documentation listed above for the Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence must be on file in the Academic Advisors Office no later than July 1st. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all documentation is on file in the Academic Advisor’s Office. NOTE: The Clinical Nursing Sequence begins once a year in Fall Semester.

OR

Step 2: Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence

  • Submit Step 2 Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence Form to academic advisor by May 1 or October 1. Progression criteria requirements include the following:
      • General Studies requirements with a grade of ‘C’ or better in specified courses [Courses marked * on page 2 require a ‘C’ of better.]
    • Official Academic Evaluation with overall cumulative GPA for all college work attempted of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students MUST have completed all general studies courses. Note: students may take NSG 3315 Pathophysiology with NSG 4430, NSG 4431, NSG 4440.
      • Students must have a minimum of 1-year work experience as an RN. Experience must include caring for a specific population aggregate AND holding a leadership/management position.
    • Proof of current, unencumbered RN license in state of clinical practice.
    • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • All required documentation listed above for the Request for Progression to the Clinical Nursing Sequence must be on file in the Academic Advisors Office no later than July 1 or November 1. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all documentation is on file in the Academic Advisor’s Office. NOTE: The Flexible Option begins twice a year in Term 1 (August) and Term 3 (January).

Step 3: Progression to MSN Program

  • Successful completion of all BSN degree requirements and awarded BSN degree.
  • Application to Graduate Study and $50 application fee.
  • Acceptable MAT or GRE score (see Graduate Bulletin under School of Nursing).
  • Overall GPA for all college work attempted of 2.5 on 4.0 scale (see Graduate Bulletin under School of Nursing).
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (FNP program only).
  • It is the student's responsibility to verify that all required documentation for admission to the MSN program has been received by the Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Please note that RN Mobility students who apply are not guaranteed admission to the MSN program.

Clinical Requirements

All students enrolling in a clinical course (NSG 4410 or NSG 4431 RN-BSN and RN-BSN/MSN) must have current, written documentation of the following clinical requirements on file in the School of Nursing:

  • Professional Liability insurance (must purchase through Troy University School of Nursing.)
  • Proof of certification of BLS/CPR for healthcare provider
  • Proof of current personal health insurance
  • Proof of annual physical examination with TB skin test results on School of Nursing form
  • Proof of OSHA and HIPAA training
  • Results of serum titers for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella zoster and evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B or proof of beginning Hepatitis B vaccinations series.
  • Completed Hepatitis B Vaccine form
  • Negative results on the certified Drug Screening using School of Nursing policy and procedure.
  • Completed Disclosure of Legal Convictions and Arrest statement
  • Clear certified background check that is verified using School of Nursing policy and procedure.
  • Copy of unencumbered RN license in state of clinical practice
  • Ability to perform Core Performance Standards for admission and progression

Step 1 Application

Step 2 Application

For more information about the Troy University RN Mobility Tracks:

Montgomery and Troy, AL
(334) 241-8618
cdgodwin@troy.edu

Phenix City, AL
1 (866) 876-9787 ext. 156
OR (334) 448-5156
tsupcnsg@troy.edu

Dothan, AL
(334) 983-6556 ext. 1229
dothanadmissions@troy.edu

Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC) (1865 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 404.679.4501).

Troy University School of Nursing BSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: (404) 975-5000; Fax: (404) 975-5020) and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (660 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL (334) 242-4060.

Troy University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion or handicap in their admissions, education, employment or access of its programs. The University fully complies with the following: Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments; Federal Executive Order 11246; Educational Amendments of 1972 and 1974; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustments Assistance Act of 1972; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Academic Advisors

Phenix City Dr. Therese Lahnstein
(334) 448-5155
tlahnstein@troy.edu
Troy Dr. Shellye Vardaman
(334) 670-3429
svardaman@troy.edu
Dothan Dr. Katherine Leigh
(334) 983-6556 ext. 1436
kleigh@troy.edu
Montgomery Dr. Marilyn McBride
(334) 241-8645
mdmcbride@troy.edu

Catalog - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Curriculum & Education Requirements

General Studies Requirements

*ENG 1101, Composition and Modern English I (3)
*ENG 1102, Composition and Modern English II (3)
ENG, Literature course (3)

*BIO 3347, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
*BIO L347, Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
*BIO 3348, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
*BIO L348, Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
*BIO 3372, Microbiology (3)
*BIO L372, Microbiology Lab (1)
*CHM 1115, Survey of Chemistry OR
       CHM 1142, General Chemistry I (3)
*CHM L115, Survey of Chemistry Lab OR
       CHM L142, General Chemistry I Lab (1)

*PHI 2203, Intro to Philosophy, OR PHI 2204, Ethics, OR ANT 2280, World Religions, OR NSG 3340, Ethics in Nursing (3)

*Fine Arts Requirement (historical and cultural scope) (3)
*Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement (3)

*MTH 1110, Finite Mathematics OR MTH 1112, Pre-calculus Algebra (3)

*PSY 3301, Basic Statistics, OR QM 2241, Business Statistics I, OR MTH 2210, Introductory Statistics (3)

TROY 1101, University Orientation (1) Elective of Choice (2)

*NSG 3319, Informatics in Nursing (3) (taken in fall semester of clinical sequence)
*NSG 2204, Nutrition (2)
*NSG 3315, Pathophysiology (3) (usually taken in Spring semester of clinical sequence)

HIS , History Course (3) (Series of 2 courses required)
HIS , History Course (3)

*PSY 2210, Lifespan Developmental Psychology OR NSG 2205, Growth & Development/Lifespan (3)
 

*PSY 2200, General Psychology, OR SOC 2275, Sociology, OR ANT 2200 Anthropology (3)

Total General Studies (64)

Note: For course substitutions/transfer credit see academic nursing advisor or Director of Admissions and Records.

Note: Opportunity for Challenge and/or CLEP of several general studies courses. See Director of Admission & Records.

BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence

NSG 3370 Professional Nursing (2)**
NSG 3309 Health Assessment (2) **
NSG 3310 Health Assessment Practicum (1)**
NSG 3315 Pathophysiology (3)
NSG 3319 Informatics in Nursing (3)**
NSG 4410 Population Health Nursing (3)**
NSG 4411 Population Health Nursing Practicum (2)**
NSG 4430 Advanced Nursing Theory (3)
NSG 4431 Advanced Nursing Preceptorship (2)
NSG 6691 Research Methodology (3)***

** Students will receive 42 semester hours of credit after successful completion (grade of “C” or better) of all these courses.

*** NSG 6691 Research Methodology is recommended for students who plan to progress to the MSN sequence. However, the student who does not intend to pursue the MSN sequence or elects to delay NSG 6691 may substitute NSG 4440 to meet BSN graduation requirements. RN-BSN and Flexible option students will take NSG 4440 Research and Evidence for the Practicing RN (3).

All Nursing courses must be completed at Troy University. Substitutions will not be allowed.
 

*A grade of “C” or higher is required.
Note: A minimum of 6 hours of general studies courses must be global/international in scope.
Note #: For course substitutions transfer credit see academics nursing advisor or director of admissions and records.
Note: Opportunity for Challenge and/or CLEP of several general studies courses.;

Progression in the BSN Clinical Nursing Sequence

  1. Students are required to have and overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for enrollment in the Clinical Nursing Sequence. (RN-BSN and RN-BSN/MSN) and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the Flexible Option.
  2. Students are required to make a grade of C or better in each required nursing course.
  3. Students may repeat only one 3300-4400 level nursing course required in the RN Mobility Tracks Sequence, thereafter, a D or a F in any 3300-4400 level nursing course will result in automatic dismissal from the program.
  4. Students who are planning to apply, or have applied but have not yet begun, the RN Mobility Tracks may repeat only on 3300-4400 level nursing course from the required courses in the clinical nursing sequence, thereafter, a D or F in a 3300-4400 level nursing course will automatically disqualify the student from entering the RN Mobility Tracks.
  5. Students who drop of fail a theory or clinical course with a co-requisite component must drop the co-requisite course.
  6. RN-BSN and RN-BSN/MSN students must maintain current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical exams and health insurance when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Students must comply with drug screening and background check requirements.
  7. Students in the School of Nursing must comply with legal, moral, and legislative standards in accordance with the Alabama Board of Nursing or the state of their licensure.
  8. Students who drop or are unsuccessful in a course in the Flexible Option will be dropped from this option. Readmission to the RN-BSN option will be required for program completion.
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