RN to BSN Online Program Virginia

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RN to BSN Online Program Virginia

Virginia RN to BSN Online Program Highlights

Carson-Newman’s (C-N) Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree program enables licensed RNs in Virginia to gain more control over their careers by learning how to employ evidence-based practice and utilize critical thinking skills. The Online RN to BSN program allows most RNs to qualify for advancement opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable at the Associate’s Degree in Nursing  level. RN-BSN students graduate as more complete nursing professionals who can improve overall patient outcomes by asking the right questions and treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Through the Online RN to BSN program at Carson-Newman, licensed RNs can become prepared to be autonomous caregivers by utilizing professional ethics, patient advocacy and servant leadership principles to improve patient and community health. Many health care providers and hospitals insist on the BSN as a minimum credential for employment or advancement. Virginia RNs can take advantage of C-N’s Online RN to BSN degree, designed for working nurses, to take the next step in their nursing practice.

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Fast Facts

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

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

  • Ranked #66 in Regional Universities South - U.S. News & World Report, 2018

  • Complete the program in as few as 14 months depending on transfer evaluation

  • Receive up to 30 hours of credit for knowledge gained in basic nursing program as a licensed RN

  • Receive up to 90 total transfer credits (based on transfer evaluation)

  • Earn your BSN on your own schedule; 100% online coursework (not including clinicals); no mandatory login times

  • Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

​​​​​​​*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


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Career Outcomes

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice has recommended that at least two-thirds of the basic nurse workforce hold baccalaureate or higher degrees in nursing, to meet the complex demands of today’s health care environment.

This indicates that, in general, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have more opportunities for positions and career advancement. By completing the Online RN to BSN program, Virginia RNs can become better prepared to utilize knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology, determine outcomes and evaluate results.

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RN to BSN Online Program Curriculum

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About Virginia

Virginia is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is located between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. Virginia’s climate and geography are shaped by the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, habitat for its flora and fauna. The capital of Virginia is Richmond; Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision and Virginia Beach is the most populous city. Overall estimated population of the Commonwealth of Virginia was over 8.4 million in 2017. Virginia’s economy is based on agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley, military facilities in Hampton Roads, federal agencies in Northern Virginia, and the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters as well as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).