By the Numbers
avg. job offer rate for nurses at graduation (vs 46% for new grads across all disciplines)*
job placement 4-6 months after graduation*
female online RN-BSN students at C-N
avg. age of online RN-BSN students at C-N
*2017 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Report
NURS 332 – Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse, 4 credit hours
Why Choose Carson-Newman's Online RN-BSN Program
Our online programs provide unrivaled support and a simple to use interactive online learning system.
- Convenient and flexible. Designed for busy nurses, the RN-BSN program features 100% online coursework (not including clinicals or practicum) with no mandatory login times.
- Small class sizes. Enjoy an intimate learning environment focused on meeting your needs - we want you to succeed.
- Personalized support. A dedicated Student Success Advisor provides guidance and creates a supportive learning environment from registration to graduation day.
- Affordable tuition. Our online RN-BSN program is competitively priced, saving you up to $200 per credit hour when compared with nationwide competitors.
- Free and fast transcript evaluations. We evaluate your transcripts free of charge, usually within 48 hours.
To learn more about tuitition, or transfer credits, please download our program guide here.
NURS 332 – Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse, 4 hours
This online course is designed for RN-BSN students and provides the opportunity to build on their assessment skill and decision-making competencies related to individual patient care throughout the lifespan. This course also provides the practicing nurse with theory and skills needed to successfully conduct a comprehensive health history and physical exam on adult and elderly clients with outcomes that lead to developing a prioritized plan for client directed care. Course is taught through the utilization of web learning activities, case studies, and written assignments. Focus is placed on advanced assessment; comparing and contrasting of normal and abnormal findings; development of nursing plans of action to address specific health care scenarios. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-BSN online program.
RN-BSN State Restrictions
RN-BSN Online Program Curriculum
Below are select courses from our program:
NURS 352 Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice
NURS 421 Dimensions of Professional Nursing for the Registered Nurse
NURS 451 Community/Public Health Nursing
To view the Requirements for Admission, please download our program guide.
Currently, the Carson-Newman online RN-BSN program is available in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Careers and Outcomes
An RN to BSN degree can lead to more job opportunities, including increased probability of employment in a Magnet hospital, higher starting salaries and improved personal satisfaction. For RNs who seek to earn their Family Nurse Practitioner licensure and want to earn their BSN along the way, we offer an online RN to Master of Science in Nursing - FNP. We also offer a more traditional online Master of Science in Nursing - FNP designed for BSN-prepared RNs.
Benefits of Earning Your RN to BSN Degree Online
Earning an RN to BSN online offers many advantages for working RNs. The online RN to BSN program format is designed to accommodate full-time working nurses, with all coursework (excluding clinicals or practicum) being offered via the web.
Online RN to BSN programs can allow Registered Nurses to unlock higher earning potential and more specialized career paths. Working at a coveted Magnet Hospital usually requires the completion of a BSN degree. Nurses who possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing typically earn higher salaries than their ADN or diploma-educated co-workers. BSN-prepared RNs with one to four years of experience earn an average of $8,337 more per year compared to those who have not completed a BSN degree program. An RN-BSN online degree is also the first step toward obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing or Post-Master’s FNP Certificate.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes that “BSN nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion,” and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Nursing has made it a goal to increase the number of nurses holding a BSN degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020.
Driving factors behind the IOM recommendation for RN-BSN degrees include the increased complexity of care, improved patient outcomes with BSN-prepared nurses and better nursing practice competency indicated by several studies. RN-BSN online nursing programs are the ideal solution for Registered Nurses to meet this demand while also opening up more career options for themselves.
Carson-Newman’s RN-BSN online program is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. With small class sizes, affordable tuition and dedicated student support, we are proud to count ourselves among Tennessee’s leading accredited RN to BSN online programs.