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RN to BSN Online

Duration: 12 months Credit Hours: 31 units minimum Tuition: $407.25 per credit hour (additional fees apply)

This innovative RN to BSN online degree program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance professionally. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary program offers 100% online didactic coursework which will prepare and empower you for the future of health care. The NURS 434 practicum experience will provide you with hands-on practicum experience to further your knowledge in community health. Together, the didactic and practicum experiences will enhance your leadership skills, professional knowledge and marketability.

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 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.
Cognitive skills, psychomotor skills and technologies necessary to perform health assessment. Prerequisite and/or Corequisite: NURS 250
Concepts of disease processes in the human body and related pharmacologic interventions. Focus on nursing assessments and interventions.
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.
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.
Examination of emerging health-related issues and their relevance to professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 250.
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.
Concepts and principles of aggregate and community health. Prerequisites: NURS 250 RN-BSN students.
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. Requires a 56 hour hands on, face to face practicum in the student’s community or in Columbia, SC. There are no online completion options for this portion of the course.
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