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RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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
Take your nursing career to the next level.

Program Details

51 hours of general education courses* 9 hours of religion core 30 hours for unencumbered nursing license 30 hours of major core Total  — 120 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.

General Education Core

English Composition I English Composition II Fundamentals of Speech College Algebra Introduction to Probability & Statistics Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology Introduction to Sociology 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 Nutrition for Nurses Humanities/Fine Arts Electives (3)

Religion Core

Survey of Christian Theology Principles of Ethics Faith Integration

Major Core

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

Electives (1)

Personal Financial Stewardship Macroeconomics Business Law I World Religions Psych of Adjustment Understanding Human Diversity

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