RN to BSN Online : Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Affordable BSN Program

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CCNE Accredited RN-BSN Program

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2017-18 College of Distinction – Nursing Program

RN to BSN Online : Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN Online Fast Facts

  • 100% online coursework (not including clinicals) allows you to earn your RN to BSN on a schedule that works for your busy lifestyle

  • The RN to BSN online program is the exact same program as our on-campus program. No differentiation is made on your diploma

  • Licensed RNs can receive up to 30 hours of credit for knowledge gained in basic nursing program

  • Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

  • Program can be completed in as few as 14 months based on transfer evaluation

  • #13 in Best Value Schools - U.S. News & World Report, 2017

  • #34 in Best Colleges for Veterans  - U.S. News & World Report, 2017

  • #59 in Regional Universities South - U.S. News & World Report, 2017
     

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the online RN-BSN program you must have the following:

  • Unencumbered RN license

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing

  • Minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities

To learn more about transfer credit options and tuition, download your program guide.

Online Program Costs and Financial Aid

  • Cost per credit hour: $330

  • Length of courses: 5 weeks on average

  • Total degree requirement: 120 credits

Please Note: Your total program cost may vary depending on overall units required to complete your degree. To find out what your total tuition may be, contact an Enrollment Advisor today: 888.293.9444.

NURS 332 – Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse, 4 credit hours

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 to BSN Online Program Curriculum

To view all of our course listings, please see our program guide.

NURS 351 - Statistics for the Health Care Professional, 4 credit hours

NURS 351 - Statistics for the Health Care Professional, 4 hours
This online course examines the application of statistics for the professional nurse. Students will understand basic statistical concepts and practices and be able to select appropriate statistical techniques for research.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Careers and Outcomes

Highest Paid Jobs from a BSN

An RN to BSN degree can lead to more job opportunities, higher starting salaries and improved personal satisfaction. With an RN to BSN degree you have increased probability of employment in a Magnet hospital. An MSN may be required for nurses who seek the highest paying jobs in nursing care such as Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

To see a full list of potential positions and employers available to a graduate, download your brochure now!

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NURS 352 - Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice, 4 credit hours

NURS 352 - Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice, 4 hours

Research methods are studied and published research findings are critiqued for use in nursing practice. Students will devise a research proposal that is appropriate to their Evidence Based Practice Project.

NURS 354 - Altered Health States, 4 credit hours

NURS 354 - Altered Health States, 4 hours

A conceptual approach and analysis of pathophysiological phenomena and human responses to altered health states in the adult and elderly client.

NURS 420 - Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse, 6 credit hours

NURS 420 - Leadership and Management for the Registered Nurse, 6 hours

This online course is the RN-BSN capstone course that is designed for the RN-BSN student who is licensed as a registered nurse and is currently practicing nursing or has practice experience as a registered nurse. This course examines and provides a broad overview of managerial/leadership concepts, issues, roles, and functions as applied to the role of the practicing/experiencing registered nurse. The course also includes a synthesis of knowledge, theories, and clinical experiences from course work throughout the nursing major and prior clinical practice. Students develop learning contracts incorporating the roles of provider of care, designer./manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession through a directed practice, the students will demonstrate achievement of selected AACN essentials. 135 Clinical Hours. $10 fee.

NURS 421 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing for the Registered Nurse, 4 credit hours

NURS 421 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing for the Registered Nurse, 4 hours

A synthesis of current and emerging trends in professional nursing practice, education, and research with attention given to legal, ethical, and legislative issues. The implications for a professional will be explored. Also included is an introduction of online learning for nursing and C-N liberal arts. $90 fee.

NURS 430 - Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse, 4 credit hours

NURS 430 - Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse, 4 hours

This online course is designed for the RN-BSN student who is licensed as a registered nurse and is currently practicing nursing or has practice experience as a registered nurse. This course provides a broad overview of the principles of pharmacology and medications used in the treatment of illness across the lifespan with a focus in adult and elderly clients. Current issues in the practice of nursing related to pharmacology will be included such as complimentary/alternative therapies, pharmacogenomics, error reduction, and emerging infections.

NURS 451 - Community/Public Health Nursing, 5 credit hours (3 lecture, 6 clinical)

NURS 451 - Community/Public Health Nursing, 5 hours (3 lecture, 6 clinical)

Application of nursing’s metaparadigm with a variety of populations, individuals, families, groups and communities. Development of nursing strategies to assist multi-cultural clients throughout the lifespan. The clinical focus is the role of the community health nurse. 90 Clinical Hours. $10 fee.

NURS 417.  Multicultural Practicum. 1-3 hours, Offered as needed

Supervised practicum (at least 30 hours) within a cultural setting that is different from the student’s dominant/birth culture.  Repeatable to a maximum of 4 hours.