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Thanks to action taken by our Thomas Edison State University Board of Trustees in June 2022, all undergrad RN students are able to register for upcoming terms at the reduced tuition rate of $311 per credit. TESU has created this tuition program to allow Registered Nurses to continue their education at the most affordable rate possible. This tuition rate is guaranteed for 48 months as long as you complete 12 credits in the RN to BSN program per academic year.*
We are committed to helping you earn your BSN degree. We know that you have been working hard to keep our communities healthy and we are as aware as you are of the positive correlation between patient outcomes and nurse education. Furthermore, earning your BSN degree enhances your career opportunities throughout the healthcare system.
To assist you in completing your degree in as little as 15 months, BSN program courses are structured in an 8-week format. This allows you to focus on one course at a time while you accumulate credits in a shorter timeframe than traditional programs. The schedule also includes four 1-week breaks per year.
The School of Nursing and Health Professions’ undergraduate nursing term structure offers three 16-week terms in which students can register per year. Each 16-week term consists of two consecutive 8-week sessions. When registering for upcoming terms:
|To Be Determined
|July 3 - Aug. 27, 2023
|Aug. 28 – Oct. 22, 2023
|Fall Break: Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2023
|To Be Determined
|Oct. 30 - Dec. 24, 2023
|Jan. 8 - March 3, 2024
|Holiday Break: Dec 25, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024
|To Be Determined
|March 4 - April 28, 2024
|May 6 - June 30, 2024
|Spring Break: April 29 - May 5, 2024
RN-BSN program applicants are urged to contact the Office of Admission staff in order to register for one of the 6 start dates per year. Call 609-777-5680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New BSN program applicants wanting to start the program in Session 2 can register until three days before the session starts.
When you register for a term in Student Self Service, look for "Nursing – Session 1" and "Nursing - Session 2" in the Instructional Method category. Select the 8-week course you want in each session. Please note: We encourage you to limit yourself to one course in each session to ensure your success. Students using financial aid will also benefit from the new structure because they can take 6 credits consecutively instead of concurrently.
Please note: In determining financial aid eligibility for undergraduate nursing students, enrollment status is determined as a sum of the number of credits in which students are enrolled in the full term over both sessions. For example, a student who is in one 3 credit course in Session 1 and one 3 credit course in Session 2 is enrolled in a total of 6 credits and will be reported as ‘half time.’ If a student drops a course in either session, the enrollment status will be reported retroactively as less than half time as of the drop/withdrawal date.
*TECEP Exams are not approved for Financial Aid.
During each of the 8-week sessions all nursing courses and the following general education courses are offered:
The first 8-week session will start the same day as all other courses in the traditional term but will end within 8 weeks. Your second 8-week session will not begin until after your first session ends. For example, in the March term, your first session starts March 7 and your second session starts May 2. During each of the 8-week sessions, students can choose to complete a nursing course or one of approximately six general education courses. Learn more about the term schedules.
It is imperative that you make an advising appointment to plan your schedule. Assignments in nursing courses have been revised to allow you a short break between each 8-week session, regardless of calendar start dates. Please review the Course Withdrawals and Refunds policy if you determine you need to withdraw.
Thank you for choosing to become an RN and continuing your professional growth with the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions. Please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com, if you have any questions.
* Please note: TESU’s academic year begins July 1 and ends on June 30 every year.