RN to BSN (online)

 

The RN-BSN Option is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who wish to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN-BSN Option is designed to enable registered nurses to achieve a higher degree with minimal loss of credit or duplication of knowledge and skills. The nursing curriculum of the RN-BSN program is offered in an online Christian Environment.

The registered nurse student must be accepted for admission by Charleston Southern University. In order to be considered for admission to the RN-BSN Option in the nursing major/program, the registered nurse student must complete an application to the College of Nursing and Allied Health and must meet the following admission requirements for the RN-BSN Option of the nursing major/program:

1.Complete the following prerequisite non-nursing course work:

English 111 Composition I 3 sh Biology 226 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab 4 sh Biology 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab 4 sh Psychology 110 General Psychology 3 sh Nursing 260 Life Span Development or approved growth and development course 3 sh COIN 209 Intro to Computer Systems or approved computer course 3 sh Biology 220 Microbiology and Lab 4 sh Mathematics 105 Intro to Mathematical Structures or College Algebra 3 sh Comm 110 Public Speaking 3sh

2. Complete an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing Program (34 Nursing credits awarded by Articulation).

3. Complete the remaining 25 hours of Pre-requisites (may be transferred to CSU from an accredited Community College or taken online at CSU):

English 112 Composition II Chemistry 110 Concepts of Chemistry and Lab 4 sh World Civilization 3sh Any History or 200 level Political Science 3sh Art 202 or Music 171 appreciation 3sh English/American Literature 3sh Free Elective 3sh PSYC/SOCI 301 Intro Behavioral Statistics or approved statistics course 3 sh

There is no time limit on prior completion of science and mathematics courses.

2. Earn at least a grade of “C” or better and a 2.75 GPA in the non-nursing courses required for admission. Applicants must have a cumulative CSU GPA of 2.5. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement will be considered on an individual basis.

3. Hold a current, non-restrictive active license as a Registered Nurse in South Carolina

4. Prior Work Experience: No prior work experience is required. However, it is recommended that students have six months full-time or one year part-time clinical experience as a registered nurse within the previous three years to the enrollment in the first nursing course in the nursing major/program. For new Associate Degree or Diploma graduates without prior clinical experience as a registered nurse, it is recommended that the student work part-time as a registered nurse while enrolled in the program on a part-time basis.

5. Submit documentation of graduation from a state approved associate degree or diploma program.

6. Submit completed Charleston Southern University application and Application for Admission to the College of Nursing and Allied Health. A copy of current active nursing license must be submitted with the Application for Admission to the College of Nursing and Allied Health.

Validation Requirements for RN-BSN Option Graduates of Associate Degree and Diploma nursing programs in South Carolina and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly NLNAC Accredited Associate Degree and Diploma nursing programs outside of South Carolina are not required to submit documentation for validation of prior nursing knowledge and skills.

Graduates of non-NLNAC accredited Associate Degree and Diploma nursing programs outside of South Carolina may be required to validate prior nursing knowledge and skills. The applicant may submit complete documentation, including all course syllabi of all nursing courses taken, for review by College of Nursing and Allied Health faculty to determine a common core of knowledge and skills.

Once accepting into the RN-BSN program, the following course work is required:

Online RN-BSN Program* (1 year full time, part time option available):

Summer Semester (Maymester, June, July)

Course  (each has a clinical component)

Credits

Health Assessment (Maymester)

4

Community Health Nursing (June)

4

Leadership and Management (July)

4

Total

12

 

Fall Semester

Course

Credits

Research

3

Role Transition

3

Religion 111

3

Foreign Language 200 level

3

Nursing or Health Promotion elective

3

Total

15

 

Spring Semester

Course

Credits

Religion 112

3

Spirituality, Health and Healing

3

Senior Project

3

Nutrition

3

Total

12

 

Total Program credits to graduate = 128

  • Students may enter the program in Summer, Fall, or Spring semester.

Contact the College of Nursing and Allied Health at 843-863-7075 to speak with the program director for more information. Part-time and full-time options available.

 


 

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