RN to BSN

Duration: 12 months | Credit Hours: 31 units
Tuition: $371 per credit hour (additional fees may apply)

This innovative RN to BSN online degree program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance professionally. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary 100% online program will prepare and empower you for the future of health care. You will gain valuable leadership and professional knowledge and skills.

This RN to BSN program:

  • focuses on professionalism, leadership, healthcare informatics and critical thinking skills nurses need in a rapidly evolving healthcare industry
  • offers you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings
  • provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary nursing foundation that is the basis for graduate study in nursing

Course List

Carolina Core and College General Education Courses

Carolina Core and College General Education total requirements must equal 60 or more credit hours, depending on language placement test and use at most of two overlay courses in Carolina Core. Minimum hours equal 31. View details (.PDF)

Nursing Core Courses

Nursing Science in Professional Practice
NURS 250
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Nursing as a science; selected concepts of self-care and communication within the context of nursing science. Note: Transition course for registered nurse students only. Credit received for NURS 110 and NURS 210 upon completion.
Nursing Health Assessment
NURS 309
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Cognitive skills, psychomotor skills and technologies necessary to perform health assessment. Prerequisite and/or Corequisite: NURS 250
Nursing Application of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
NURS 318
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Concepts of disease processes in the human body and related pharmacologic interventions. Focus on nursing assessments and interventions.
Nursing Care of the Older Adult
NURS 313
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Nursing care focusing on health promotion, restoration, and support of older adults. Restricted to upper division nursing students. Prerequisites: NURS 311 and 312 for generic BSN students; NURS 250 RN-BSN students.
Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 400
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Introduction to the language and process of research and the use of best practices to guide nursing practice. Prerequisites: STAT 110 and NURS 314 for generic BSN students; NURS 250 for RN-BSN students.
Emerging Issues in Health Care
NURS 420
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Examination of emerging health-related issues and their relevance to professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 250.
Nursing Leadership and Management
NURS 428
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 4 units
Concepts and principles of leadership, management, policy, and politics in delivering patient care within health care systems and the implications related to nursing practice. Relationships between policies and politics in the health field and the impact on patient care and access to healthcare. Prerequisites: NURS 412 for pre-licensure BSN students; NURS 250 for RN-BSN students.
Family and Community Health Nursing
NURS 431
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit hours: 3 units
Concepts and principles of aggregate and community health. Prerequisites: NURS 250 RN-BSN students.
Community Health Practicum
NURS 434
Duration:  |  Credit hours: 3 units
This practicum course focuses on community-based application and synthesis of professional nursing roles and responsibilities with selected populations determined to be at risk for a variety of health related problems.

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