RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Southeastern University’s online RN to BSN program offers working registered nurses the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree without interfering with their busy professional schedules. The modern healthcare industry is experiencing constant change and requires a high standard of nursing professionals. Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing expand their knowledge and gain skills that are directly applicable to successful nursing careers. At Southeastern, our aim is to produce top nursing professionals who provide the best possible healthcare 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: 120
Program Length: Classes offered in eight-week sessions; may be completed in two years (full time) or three years (part time)
Program Delivery: Online
Tuition: $200 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Graduated from an NLN-accredited nursing program with a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Two professional references (one must be from current supervisor or leader)
  • Biographical essay
  • Current BLS card from the American Heart Association with AED
  • Proof of required immunizations/titles upon acceptance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Successful criminal background check and negative drug screen

Prerequisites (42 Credits)

Students must take the following courses before entering this program:

  • ENGL 1133 – English Composition I
  • ENGL 1233 – English Composition II
  • COMM 1433 – Fundamentals of Speech
  • BIOL 2085 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with Lab)
  • BIOL 2185 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)
  • BIOL 2403 – Introduction to Microbiology (with Lab)
  • CHEM 1213 – Introduction to Chemistry (without lab)
  • PSYC 1133 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2333 – Developmental Psychology
  • SSCI 2133 – Introduction to Sociology
  • MATH 1213 – College Algebra
  • MATH 2023 – Introduction to Probs & Stats
  • NURS 2113 – Nutrition for Nurses

Humanities/Fine Arts Courses Acceptable for Transfer (9 Credits)

Art; Music; Dance; English; History;
Foreign Language; Social Sciences;
Psych; Other Approved

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Major Core Courses (30 credits)


NURS 3203 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Role (3 credits)
NURS 3214 Health Assessment for the RN (4 credits)
NURS 3013 Nursing History & Theory (3 credits)
NURS 3153 Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
NURS 4333 Quality and Safety (2 credits))
NURS 4415 Community Nursing and Population Health (5 credits)
NURS 4405 Nursing Leadership and Management for the RN (5 credits)
NURS 4502 Capstone Project (2 credits)

Select one course from the following:

BUSI 1903 Personal Financial Stewardship
BUSI 2103 Macroeconomics
BUSI 3403 Business Law I
MISS 3733 World Religions
PSYC 1233 Psych of Adjustment
SOWK 3033 Underst Human Diversity

Religion Core (9 credits)


THEO 1313 Survey of Christian Theology (3 credits)
PHIL 2003 Principles of Ethics
NURS 2203 Faith Integration

*30 credit hours are awarded for an unencumbered nursing license.
*120 credit hours are required for graduation.
Transfer credits will be evaluated during admission;


Students who graduate from Southeastern University with an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will be prepared for the following careers:

  • Emergency room nurse
  • Staff development nurse
  • Nurse manager
  • Hospice care program administrator
  • Nurse case manager


  • Faith-based education
  • Fully asynchronous
  • Compact state and NLC approved
    • Any level of RN, no requirement of work experience other than RN license
  • All courses are offered online (no on-campus components)
  • Practicum may be completed at current employer/local health care setting

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