In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report titled “The Future of Nursing,” which called for practicing nurses with a baccalaureate degree to equal 80 percent of the nursing workforce by 2020. Many medical facilities continue to employ RNs below that number today. Registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without.A more recent report from the IOM calls on nurses to take a greater role in America’s increasingly complex health care system. The American Nurses Association (ANA) highly commends the IOM for its newly released report on the nursing profession and acknowledges the need for nurses to take a leadership role in all settings to meet the demands of our changing healthcare system. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 — much faster than the average for all other occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons and generally, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without. Southeastern’s RN to BSN program offers registered nurses, who are currently practicing in healthcare, the opportunity to advance their nursing career to the next level and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online and at their own pace. With your BSN from Southeastern, you will be able to:

  • Use Christian values to enhance nursing practice and education
  • Integrate clinical prevention, patient safety and the principles of continuous quality improvement into nursing care
  • Utilize information management and patient care technology more effectively
  • Integrate research and leadership skills to better develop and implement effective nursing care

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Please note: Applicants to this program must submit a copy of their RN license as part of the application process. Please contact admission@seu.edu with any questions.

Take your nursing career to the next level.

Program Details

50 hours of foundational core courses*

12 hours of religion core

30 hours for unencumbered nursing license

30 hours of major core

Total  — 122 credits

*A student entering with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) may have already fulfilled most of these requirements. 

Sample Core Courses

  • Transition to the BSN Role (NURS 3203)
  • Health Assessment (NURS 3214)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management for the RN (NURS 4405)
  • Community Nursing & Population Health (NURS 4415) 

A student entering with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) may have already fulfilled most of the general education requirements. Students will receive 30 credit hours for their unencumbered nursing license during their final capstone project as well as transfer credits for the applicable courses listed below.

Foundational Core

English Composition I English Composition II  College Algebra Introduction to Probability & Statistics Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology Humans in Society Introduction to Chemistry Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab Human Anatomy & Physiology II Human Anatomy & Phys II Lab Introduction to Microbiology Introduction to Microbiology Lab  Humanities/Fine Arts Electives (12)

Religion Core

Christian Thought and Practice Introduction to Ethics Human Diversity & Christian Community College & Christian Calling Faith Integration

Major Core

Transition to BSN Role Health Assessment Nutrition for Nurses Nursing History & Theory Research & EBP Quality & Safety Community Nursing & Population Leadership & Management for RN Capstone Project

Nurse educator

Certified midwife

Case manager

Registered nurse