Enhance your nursing knowledge, advance your career and increase your demand as a nurse with the online RN to BSN from Southeastern University.
We strive to create top nursing professionals who can provide the best possible healthcare services. With SEU, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree without interfering with your busy, full-time professional schedule. In the growing, demanding world of nursing and healthcare, our RN to BSN online program will transform you into a more desirable candidate in the field. The program’s online format allows you to complete your studies when it’s most convenient for you.
Our affordable online degree allows you to expand your knowledge and acquire skills that can be immediately applied to your career. Learn from experienced professors who will provide you with instruction based on the latest nursing innovations, methods of quality healthcare, the history of nursing theory, lawful safety in emergency facilities and more. Through a required practicum, you will gain hands-on experience with your current employer or in a local healthcare setting.
Discover how you can enhance your nursing practice with the integration of Christian values and examine how to integrate clinical practice, patient safety and principles of continuous quality improvement into nursing care. You’ll also study how to use information management and patient care technology more effectively, as well as how to incorporate leadership skills to better develop and implement effective nursing care. Our program also teaches you how to utilize therapeutic communication when interacting with patients, families and colleagues.
Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs at Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791. The programs are also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing.
Courses and Requirements
Our RN to BSN online program consists of 120 credits. During the program’s capstone course, you will earn 30 credits for having a current, unencumbered RN licensure. There are 50 credits of general education and religion core courses required for the program, which provide you with a strong foundation in a variety of key topics. The nursing core curriculum includes 27 credits of study. An additional 12 credits of humanities or fine arts elective courses are required.
Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s RN to BSN online program must:
- Have completed an NLN-accredited nursing program with a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Have a current, unencumbered RN license
- Possess a current BLS card from the American Heart Association with AED
- Show proof of required immunizations/titles upon acceptance
- Hold professional liability insurance
Course Number Course Title Description Credits ENGL 1133 English Composition I This course is the study and practice in the critical reading and effective writing of expository prose, with an emphasis on fluency and style. 3 ENGL 1233 English Composition II This course includes study and practice in the critical reading and effective writing of argumentative and expository prose, with an emphasis on the documented paper. A research paper is required. 3 COMM 1433 Fundamentals of Speech This course is a study in both theory and practice in the principles of effective speech development and presentation. 3 MATH 1213 College Algebra This course is a study of the systematic development of fundamental algebraic operations. Included in this development are systems of linear equations and inequalities; linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; absolute value equations; radicals; and conic sections. 3 MATH 2023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics This course is an introduction to the concepts and methods of probability and statistics. The course is designed for students interested in the application of probability and statistics in business and other social sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, analysis of variance, and correlation and regression. 3 PSYC 1133 Introduction to Psychology An introduction to the field of psychology, with special emphasis on the more applied areas of psychology. Topics addressed include perception, intelligence, learning, personality, and social behavior. 3 PSYC 2333 Developmental Psychology This course studies human growth and development. Major theories are critically examined with special attention to their differential application in the understanding of human development and behavior. 3 SSCI 2133 Introduction to Sociology This course is a study of social organization with a focus on organizations, institutions, and social forces that contribute to the formation and self-definition of a society. The development of social norms, culture, belief systems, and stratification are considered. Emphasis is placed on exploring the existence and perpetuation of social problems. 3 BIOL 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab This course is the first of a two-term sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Course topics include scientific measurement, basic inorganic and organic chemistry, cytology, and histology followed by detailed investigation of the skin, skeleton, joints, muscles, the nervous system, and selected special senses. 4 BIOL 2185 Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab This course is a continuation of BIOL 2085. Students will study the following topics: the circulatory system (with special emphasis on the heart), the lympathic system, the immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, cellular metabolism, the uniary system, fluid-electrolyte balance, the endocrine system, reproduction, development, and a brief survey of genetics. 4 BIOL 2403 Introduction to Microbiology and Lab This course is an introduction to the biology of micro-organisms, including structure, physiology, and ecology of bacteria, algae, viruses, protozoa, and lower fungi. This course is primarily for students in the BSN program. 4 CHEM 1213 Introduction to Chemistry This course is an introduction to the biology of micro-organisms, including structure, physiology, and ecology of bacteria, algae, viruses, protozoa, and lower fungi. This course is primarily for students in the BSN program. 3 NURS 2113 Nutrition for Nurses This course provides an overview of nutrition including wellness, food nutrients, health promotion and nutrition therapy for various disease processes. 3 THEO 1313 Survey of Christian Theology A survey of the main Christian doctrines and their relevance today. The Bible is used as the primary source to establish and defend our theological position. Areas to be addressed include the doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Human Creation, Sin and Salvation, the Church and the Last Things. 3 PHIL 2003 Principles of Ethics An examination of moral and social conduct and decision making in light of biblical and theological teaching. Contemporary ethical issues are addressed. 3 NURS 2203 Faith Integration This course will provide the students with the knowledge and skills for working within their faith communities. It will encompass the intentional care of the spirit as well as health promotion and prevention or to assist with illness related aspects within the faith community considering the values, beliefs, and practices of each student's community of faith. 3 Course Number Course Title Description Credits NURS 3203 Transition to BSN Role This course explores the BSN competencies, which differ from those of a nurse holding an associate degree. The course will focus on a deep understanding of the changing U.S. health care delivery system, including its relationship to nursing theories, standards and scope of practice, and roles and responsibilities of the nurse. The role of the nurse in policy development and political action at the employer, local, state, and national levels are emphasized. 3 NURS 3214 Health Assessment for the RN This course builds upon the RN's current competence in physical assessment. The course focuses on increasing students' skill level in performing a complete physical examination and health history. A variety of specialized assessments, including mental status exams, pain, nutritional, family and cultural assessments, as well as domestic violence and substance abuse evaluations are considered and strategies to integrate findings into the plan of care are explored. 4 NURS 3013 Nursing History and Theory This course provides an introduction of the history of nursing and the nursing theories developed throughout the eras of nursing practice. The discussion of history nursing will guide the different nursing theories discussed from Nightingale to present day. It will include the development of nursing theory including components and concepts found in nursing theories. The connections between theory and their importance for practice and the nursing profession will be discussed. 3 NURS 3153 Research- and Evidence-Based Practice This course prepares students to evaluate and synthesize research data, particularly from outcomes, intervention, and translational research. Students use these skills to analyze practice protocols, making recommendations for their improvement. 3 NURS 4333 Quality and Safety This course explores the concepts of quality and safety in healthcare, including evidence-based care, nurse-sensitive indicators, patient centered care, working conditions, and patient safety and quality tools. Students learn strategies to collect and analyze data related to the safety and quality of selected processes and recommend changes as necessary. 2 NURS 4415 Community Nursing and Population Health This course provides a solid foundation in community and public health nursing concepts; interventions for individuals, families, and communities; health promotion; and the multifaceted role of the community-oriented nurse. The focus will be on developing competence in assessing the needs of a population, developing and implementing appropriate interventions and evaluating their effectiveness. This course is for the RN-to-BSN program only. 5 NURS 4405 Leadership and Management for the RN This course introduces the roles of leader, manager, and follower in the context of health care organizations. The course explores concepts associated with leadership, such as interpersonal communication, conflict, change, strategic decision making, team building, power, politics and influence, and delegation. The competencies of a first-line manager in budgeting, staffing, scheduling and other human relations functions are also explored. This course is only for the RN-to-BSN program. 5 NURS 4502 Capstone Project This course is a synthesis of theoretical and clinical knowledge and skills for the professional baccalaureate-prepared nurse. This course focuses on critical thinking, professional collaboration, and level of practice. It provides the opportunity to develop a philosophy of nursing statement as well as reconstructing a professional CV/Resume as well as generating a professional Portfolio. 2
Twelve credits of approved humanities or fine arts elective courses are required.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$200 per credit hour||$24,000|
|Technology Fee||$100 per semester||$800|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$1,200|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to six semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.Learn More
With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you can pursue a variety of careers within the field, including:
- Nurse Manager
- Hospice Care Program Administrator
- Case Manager
- Travel Nurse
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- Yes. Our online students are an extension of our community. You are welcome to visit campus, use our library or other amenities and attend campus events.
- Typically, you don’t have to take these exams. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
Benefits of Learning Online
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