Spring 1 2024 classes start on January 15, 2024
The need for quality nurses in the health care sector is rapidly increasing. The online RN to BSN program from LSU Alexandria 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 courses are designed to strengthen the leadership skills of working RNs and prepare BSN students for graduate-level studies. There is an emphasis on evidence-based, quality improvement projects combined with valuable experience working in the real-world.
*Most students require 36 hours to complete this degree. However, all credit hours from previous coursework will be evaluated to determine the number of hours needed. See the course listing below for all required courses. A total of 120 hours are required to earn a baccalaureate degree.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited nursing program in any state and currently hold an unencumbered RN license.
Ranked as the #2 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Louisiana by RegisteredNursing.org in 2023.
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.
LSUA's flexible format fits your busy schedule. Build a community among our online students and interact with instructors about your course content via video conference.
LSUA ranked #3 on Best-Universities.net's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.
“The online RN to BSN program at LSU Alexandria recognizes students in the program are adult learners and are working professionals. The professors in the program use real-life experiences to correlate concepts to help students take a different approach in their thinking.”
Yvette Lowery DNP, MSN/Ed., FNP-c, CCRN, CEN, PCCN
Total credit hours per program: 36* credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $325
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750
Total cost with fees: $11,700
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.
LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
Courses listed here are effective for the 2022-2023 catalog. Students graduating earlier than that can request to follow this degree plan.
General Education Requirements
|ENGL 1001 - English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1002 - English Composition II||3|
|General Education Social Science||3|
|General Education Psychology||3|
|General Education Mathematics||3|
|MATH 2011 - General Statistics||3|
|General Education Natural Science||9|
Note: Students must take either six hours of biology and three hours of physical science or six hours of physical science (in a single discipline) and three hours of biology.
|General Education Communication Studies||3|
|General Education Humanities||6|
|General Education Fine Arts (fine arts, music, theatre)||3|
Total Credits: 39
|Credit for 1000/2000 Nursing courses||36|
|NURS 3000 - Professional Role Development||3|
|NURS 3010 - Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing||3|
|NURS 3020 - Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 3030 - Informatics||3|
|NURS 4005 - Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 4020 - Community Nursing||4|
|NURS 4032 - Complex Nursing Management of the Older Adult||3|
|NURS 4040 - Introduction to Nursing Research||3|
|NURS 4050 - Leadership and Management||3|
|NURS 4051 - Leadership and Management Clinical Practicum||2|
|KINS 2010 Nutrition and Wellness, NURS 3001 - Nutrition and Health Promotion OR KINS 3010 - Nutrition in Wellness and Being||3|
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.
Students who graduate from the online RN to BSN program will be equipped with the knowledge to become highly qualified nurses and managers.
Graduates of this degree program will learn a variety of in-demand skills, including:
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