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The need for quality nurses in the health care sector is rapidly increasing. The online RN to BSN program at LSUA through LSU Online not only provides students with the analytical and information-management skills to go further, but also empowers students to pursue leadership opportunities in the field. The coursework consists of 30 core nursing credits and focuses on quality care and case management of vulnerable populations in acute care. There is an emphasis on evidence-based, quality improvement projects combined with valuable experience working in real-world, practical group projects.
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When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated concierge assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.
LSUA ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.
Ranked #1 Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Louisiana according to RegisteredNursing.org.
The RN-BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Nursing program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours per program: 45 credit hours*
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $3,201
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $13,095
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.
Core Nursing Courses (30 credit hours)
Additional Requirements (may have been been completed with an Associates Degree, 15 credits)
General Education Courses (may have been been completed with an Associates Degree, 39 credits)
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
To be admitted to the LSUA Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program (RN to BSN), applicants must:
Students transferring from another RN-BSN program must provide a Letter of Good Standing from the school of nursing. If the student is not in good standing, the student must wait three years before enrolling in the RN-BSN program. LSUA does give credit for core nursing courses.
Note: Students will receive credit for Nursing courses from their Associate Program. Non-Nursing courses will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
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