All students are strongly encouraged to be life long learners and continue with their education. The Division of Health Science and Nursing has created partnerships with various higher educational organizations to provide seamless academic pathways that allow our ADN students to begin their BSN course work while still in the ADN program. These seamless pathways enable the ADN student to obtain their BSN approximately one year after earning their ADN.
Rio Hondo College ADN Program joined the Collaborative with CSULA. Through a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson foundation we are able to place 8-10 students per year into a program with CSULA starting in the summer between their first and second year at Rio Hondo College. These students are selected through a competitive process which includes applications and interviews. Students are notified of their acceptance in the late spring of their 1st year.Click here for ADN-BSN Collaborative Program Purpose and Background
Azusa Pacific University
This program is set-up so that ADN student starts their BSN courses in the summer between their first and second year at Rio Hondo College. After completing their APU course work during the summer, ADN students return to Rio Hondo to finish up the ADN program. Once ADN students graduate , they are ready to take the NCLEX-RN and continue classes at APU. The BSN degree would be completed one year from the graduation of the ADN program. This is a non competitive program at this time. The first cohort started June 18, 2014 and are set to graduate with their BSN in June 2016.
This is what one of our students has to say about Azusa Pacific University…
“Being a part of the APU collaboration has been a positive and beneficial experience because it has strengthened my writing skills as well as my confidence in communication and presentations” -Stephanie Johnson
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers an accredited RN to BSN program as well as an accredited RN to MSN program at a discounted rate for our Rio Hondo graduates. To learn more about this program click on the link to Chamberlain College of Nursing.
University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix offers an accredited RN to BSN program. There are two options for courses: on-ground and on-line. Students in the RHC ADN program are offered a special tuition rate for participating in an ADN – BSN collaborative.
Disclaimer: Rio Hondo College Health Science and Nursing provides access to the above information to assist students with planning education progression. Rio Hondo College is not responsible for changes in information by the Universities.