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Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

Bachelor of Science inNursing (BSN for RNs)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program (BSN for RNs) expands knowledge in areas of research, theory, leadership, community concepts, healthcare policy, therapeutic interventions, and current trends in healthcare. The program offers coursework that is specifically designed for students to increase their understanding of advanced nursing roles.

Degree Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) License
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (Unless otherwise approved by Director of Program)
  • 30 Semester Credit Hours of General Education including:
    • 1 Course in Composition
    • 1 Course in Mathematics
    • 1 Course in Speech/Oral Communications
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10 Month
Program

Program time differs depending on credits students have already obtained prior to enrolling. Our innovative BSN for RNs program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree in nearly half the time of other universities, and from anywhere in the U.S.

Classes Start
3 Times a Year

Our BSN for RN programs start 3 times a year so that you don’t have to wait to advance your career. Begin a better future by contacting us today.

100% Online

Designed with the working professional in mind, our online BSN program allows you to experience the Hallmark advantage from anywhere in the United States.

Texas Board of Nursing Approved School
Texas Board of Nursing Seal
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON or Texas Board) approves and regulates nursing education programs in the State of Texas. The Texas BON recognizes graduates from pre-licensure nursing education programs that are approved/accredited by other State Boards of Nursing as eligible to apply to take the NCLEX® examination(s) and apply for licensure in Texas. Students who complete one of our programs are authorized to take the required NCLEX® examination(s) and become a licensed nurse.

"With Hallmark, with their fast pace, I think that really prepares you for being a nurse. You have to have that mental and physical fortitude, and with the program, the fast pace really helped us out a lot."

David Tweggs

"Not only are you learning the theory, you're learning the practical application behind what you are learning, while you are learning it."

Ashley Rodriguez

Program Outcomes
  • Provide collaborative effective and efficient leadership roles in the provision, delegation, and supervision of nursing care while retaining accountability for favorable outcomes, client safety, and the quality of that care.
  • Integrate theories and knowledge from the arts, humanities, sciences, and nursing to develop a foundation for nursing practice.
  • Organize the interdisciplinary health care needs of diverse populations across the lifespan toward achieving the goal of healthy individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Assimilate current evidence into the practice of nursing. Effective application of technology integration as appropriate in all client care.
  • Advocate for improving health care across various cultures and communities. Organize health promotions across populations with sound knowledge of healthcare finance, policy, and regulatory environments.
  • Demonstrate a high level of inter-professional, inter-personal communication and collaborative professional care that is congruent with the inherent values, ethics, and behaviors of the discipline of nursing.
Next Program Start Date:
Industry Outlook

New nurse graduates that are having a difficult time being hired may have an easier time finding a job with a BSN. A change in hiring practices at many hospitals has resulted in hiring BSNs first, or only BSNs.

– Nursejournal.org

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice recommends that at least ⅔ of the nurse workforce have at least a BSN.
Nursejournal.org

Several states have introduced bills that would make having a BSN a legal requirement to become a nurse.
Nursejournal.org

There is a trend towards hiring only BSNs in the future – many hospitals are requiring any nurses with an associate’s degree to earn their BSN by 2020.
Nursejournal.org

The Institute of Medicine is recommending that all nurses with associate’s degrees and diplomas be required to earn their BSN within five years.
Nursejournal.org

JOB GROWTH
Registered nursing positions are growing over 50% faster than all occupations combined.

The outlook is promising for those entering the healthcare job market as registered nurses, job growth is projected at 12% for 2018-2028.

The growth rate is also great for other healthcare professions, with Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners at 13%, which is much greater than the 5% average of all occupations combined.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

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SALARY OUTLOOK
Salaries for registered nurses are almost 2x the average of all occupations combined.

The BLS reports that registered nurses’ median annual wages are $73,300 which is drastically better than the total of all occupations at $39,810. The highest 10 percent earned more than $111,220 highlighting the promising future nurses have.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

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CHANGING EDUCATION BY MAKING IT AFFORDABLE

Our commitment to changing education does not end at innovative programs and student experience. We are committed to making education affordable by offering programs at a competitive tuition cost with a unique value proposition – spend less time in school, and more time making money.

Pay for What you Need

Due to the varying course credit each student may transfer into this degree, tuition costs vary from student to student. Please reach out to an Admissions Professional by submitting an application or calling 800-880-6600.

Tuition Costs

Cost per credit hourTotal credit hours
$495120*

*Credit hours vary by student. Tuition does not include any additional fees.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial aid is available.

Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Learn more about financial options at Hallmark University.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements ( see General Requirements), to be considered for admission to the BSN degree program for prospective students with an RN license, an applicant must meet all of the following additional entrance requirements:

1. Have earned a current unencumbered registered nursing license in the United States.

2. Applicants are required to submit a typed essay stating their purpose for pursuing a bachelor’s degree, personal goals as a student in the program, and as a future graduate.

3. BSN students with an RN do not need to provide evidence of insurance, drug testing, shots, and a CPR card for admittance.

The BSN program for RNs expands knowledge in areas of research, theory, leadership, community concepts, healthcare policy, therapeutic interventions, and current trends in healthcare. The program offers coursework that is specifically designed for students to increase their understanding of advanced nursing roles. Students pursuing this completion degree must have a current unencumbered registered nursing license in the United States. The RN license entitles the student to be awarded 57 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hallmark University.

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  • Course Requirements

    The RN license grants credit for the following Hallmark courses: BSN 2530, BSN 4345, BSN 2510, BSN 3510, BSN 3720, HPRS 1402, BSN 4315, BSN 2720, HPRS 1337, BSN 4520, BSN 1505, BSN 3530

    Students are required to take a minimum of 33 hours (these courses cannot be transferred into the program) which include the following: HPRS1435 Healthcare Informatics, BSN3455 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, HPRS2435 Cultural Health, HPRS1335 Health Promotion and Nutrition, HPRS1425 Pathophysiology, BSN3540 Community Health Nursing with Clinical, HPRS2450 Leadership for Health Professions, BSN4535 Management of Care

    The remaining 30 hours of coursework may be granted as transfer credit, AP, CLEP, military credit, or taken at Hallmark, which, when combined with 57 credits for the RN license, and the 33 required nursing course credits, will result in a total of 120 credit hours. The remaining 30 hours must include a course in: English – 3 hours, Psychology – 3 hours, Math – 3 hours, Speech – 3 hours, Philosophy/Humanities – 3 hours, General Education Elective – 3 hours, Anatomy and Physiology – 8 hours, Microbiology – 4 hours *Students with an RN license can transfer in Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology regardless of when those courses were taken, and the five-year limitation on the transferability of these courses is not applicable for these students.

Program Outline

The curriculum will prepare students to function as members of healthcare teams in many settings. Graduates are also prepared to enter MSN programs after completion.

Going Beyond Clinical Skills

  • Community Concepts
  • Healthcare policy
  • Leadership
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Current trends in healthcare
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Courses
  • BSN for RNs
    Nursing
    Course #Course Title
    HPRS 1435

    Healthcare Informatics

    Learners will be exposed to the foundational knowledge to integrate informatics principles into practice. The course focuses on knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, generation, dissemination, and feedback. The student will understand informatics and the way in which it supports the healthcare practices, education, administration, and research. Applications of concepts in Bioinformatics, transitional technologies, social media and mobile health.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 4520, Concurrent registration with BSN 4535

    BSN 3455

    Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    This course emphasizes the importance and application of nursing research and scholarship for evidence-based nursing practice. The elements of the research process are utilized to appraise and translate scientific evidence to solve nursing practice issues. Focuses on critical thinking and writing skills that enable the student to develop competencies as a consumer of research, and sharing evidence of best practices with the inter-professional team.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3520 and HPRS 1335, Concurrent registration with BSN 3540

    HPRS 2435

    Cultural Health

    Emphasizes the differences in cultural beliefs about health and illness, and models for cross-cultural health and communications. The course help students and professionals learn effective ways to implement health promotion programs and program evaluation across cultures.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN2530, Concurrent registration with BSN3510

    HPRS 1335

    Health Promotion and Nutrition

    This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, tools, and evidence-based approaches that they need to promote health and prevent diseases. The course explores nutritional concepts and presents the learner with an application of these important topics within the public health and communities.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3720, Concurrent registration with BSN 3530

    HPRS 1425

    Pathophysiology

    Designed to provide an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. Emphasis is on interrelationships among organ systems in deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring diseases and their management.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN1505, concurrent registration with BSN2510

    BSN 3540

    Community Health Nursing with Clinical

    This course place emphasis on the use of nursing process to prevent illness and disease management within the population and community focusing on individuals, families, groups, and communities. The course assists the student to understand, recognize, and analyze the inter-relationship between epidemiology, communicable diseases, and environmental health and safety. The impacts of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of populations are thoroughly examined.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3530 and HPRS 1335, Concurrent registration with BSN 3455

    HPRS 2450

    Leadership for Health Professions

    This course examines classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. Applications of theoretical concepts, such as organizational culture, cultural competency, ethical frameworks and moral practices will be discussed. Students will learn organizational theory, management, and supervision strategies.
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with BSN 4315

    BSN 4535

    Management of Care

    This course focuses on the use of nursing process and previously learned nursing knowledge and skills into proper-clinical prioritization, critical management of care, appropriate assignment and supervision of care in various cases and scenarios. This will include collaboration with interprofessional healthcare members, ethical principles, legal scope of practice, and effective nursing management of care for various patients with regards to place, diagnosis, and critical status.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 4520, Concurrent registration with HPRS 1435

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.