Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN program)

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 28
Per Credit Hour Cost $182.13
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Program Description

The RN-BSN Program offers the opportunity for Registered Nurses to return to school to complete their BSN. Our fully online program is developed to offer flexibility for students to complete the program in one or two years to reach students working in rural hospitals. Courses are focused towards allowing the student to complete projects in their practice area of interest and in their local communities. Beyond the Associate Degree RN, our program focuses on: developing leadership and management skills; community population; honing health assessment skills; applying EBP for improving patient outcomes; and nurse as an agent for ethical, legal, and political change to improve health care.

Online RN to BSN Program Accreditation

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Admissions Information

Admission Criteria

Requirements for admission to the program are based on those in place at the time of application. To be considered for admission, applicants must have:

Attained admission to Georgia Southern University

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Requested official transcript(s) for all college course work attempted and assured that the transcripts have been received in the Georgia Southern University, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 8024, Statesboro, GA 30460;

Received an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution;

Current Georgia RN Licensure;

Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all course work attempted. Provisional admission with a 2.70-3.0 is available. Students admitted on provisional status must earn a minimum of “B” grade in the first 6 hours of nursing courses attempted;

Completed Area A math course, Area D, and Area F. Applicants must have no more than 10 hours of core courses left to complete;

Submitted a completed RN-BSN online application to the School of Nursing, by the posted deadline: April 1st for the Fall semester, or October 1st for the Spring semester;

Students may take two nursing courses, NURS 4301 and NURS 4303, without being admitted to the RN-BSN Program, with permission from the RN-BSN Program Director.

No nursing entrance exam is required.

Upon admission to the program, students must:

Attend the RN-BSN Orientation, held on-campus on the first day of classes. This orientation substitutes for SOAR, the Office of Admissions required orientation. RN-BSN students should not register for a SOAR session.

Meet all School of Nursing clinical course requirements, including: (a) Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers’ certification card copy; (b) Professional RN Liability Insurance (a word about liability insurance); and (c) USG-SHIP mandatory health insurance enrollment or waiver (information provided to student after admission); Completion of BOR Forms (Release of Records; Program Agreement)

Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education