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: $250 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
Theology Electives
Specialization Electives