RN to BSN

Southeastern University’s RN to BSN bridge program offers registered nurses who are currently practicing in the nursing field the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The modern healthcare industry is experiencing constant change, and this environment requires employing nursing professionals who have additional education and experience. Students who earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing expand their knowledge and gain skills that are directly applicable to a nursing career. At Southeastern, our aim is to graduate nursing professionals who provide the best possible health care services and patient care.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the RN to BSN online program will:

  • Apply Christian values to enhance nursing practice and education.
  • Integrate clinical prevention, patient safety, and principles of continuous quality improvement into nursing care.
  • Utilize information management and patient care technology more effectively.
  • Integrate leadership skills to better develop and implement effective nursing care.
  • Implement therapeutic communication during interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.

Total Credits: 61 hours
Program Length: Classes offered in 8-week sessions; may be completed in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)
Program Delivery: Online
Tuition: $390 per credit hour

Admissions Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Graduate of an NLN-accredited nursing program
  • Current, unencumbered R.N. license in the state of Florida
  • Three professional references (one must be from current supervisor/leader)
  • Biographical essay
  • Current BLS card from the American Heart Association with AED
  • Proof of required immunizations/titres upon acceptance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Successful criminal background check and negative drug screen

Prerequisites

Students must take the following courses before entering this program:
ENGL 1133 – English Composition I
ENGL 1233 – English Composition II
BIOL 2085 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with Lab)
BIOL 2185 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)
PSYC 1133 – Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2333 – Developmental Psychology
SSCI 2133 – Introduction to Sociology
MATH 1213 – College Algebra
BIOL 2403 – Introduction to Microbiology (with Lab)
NSCI 1213 – Introduction to Chemistry (without lab)

Courses

Major Core

NURS 2123 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
NURS 3113 Pharmacology (3 credits)
NURS 3203 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Role (3 credits)
NURS 3213 Health Assessment for the RN (3 credits)
NURS 321L Health Assessment for the RN: Clinical (2 credits)
NURS 3153 Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
NURS 4403 Nursing Leadership and Management for the RN (3 credits)
NURS 440L Nursing Leadership and Management for the RN: Clinical (2 credits)
NURS 4413 Community Nursing and Population Health (3 credits)
NURS 441L Community Nursing and Population Health: Clinical (2 credits)
NURS 4333 Quality and Safety (3 credits)
NURS 4433 Clinical Applications for the RN (3 credits)
NURS 443L Clinical Applications for the RN: Clinical (1 credit)
PHIL 2003 Principles of Ethics (3 credits)

Theology Electives
Select two courses from the following:

BIBL 1703 Introduction to the Bible (3 credits)
BINT 1233 New Testament Survey (3 credits)
THEO 1313 Survey of Christian Theology (3 credits)
NSCI 3503 Faith Integration in Natural Science and Mathematics (3 credits)
MISS 3733 World Religions (3 credits)

Specialization Electives
Select six courses from the following:

NURS 4503 Gerontological Nursing Throughout the Continuum of Care (3 credits)
NURS 4513 Health Informatics Throughout the Healthcare Continuum (3 credits)
NURS 4533 The Impact of Genetics on Healthcare (3 credits)
HUSV 2013 Introduction to Human Services* (3 credits)
HUSV 2433 Human Services and Development Across Life Span (3 credits)
HUSV 3063 Program Planning and Evaluation* (3 credits)
HUSV 3183 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

*These courses are prerequisites for the Human Services Health Administration graduate program for students considering a graduate degree from Southeastern University