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Online RN to BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Total Credit Hours
45

Cost Per Credit Hour
$301

Grow Your Nursing Career Opportunities with a BSN.

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The need for quality nurses in the healthcare 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.

Total Credit Hours
45

Cost Per Credit Hour
$301

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Job Outlook

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.

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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.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited nursing program in any state and currently hold an unencumbered RN license.

The RN-BSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326.


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Cost

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): $301

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $3,406

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $13,565

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.

Course Listings

Core Nursing Courses (30 credit hours)

  • NURS 3000: Professional Role developmental | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 3010: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 3020: Health Assessment | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 3030: Informatics | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4005: Pathophysiology | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4020: Community Health Nursing | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4032: Complex Management of the Older Adult | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4040: Introduction to Nursing Research | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4050: Leadership and Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • NURS 4051: Leadership & Management Clinical Practicum | Credit Hours: 3

 

Additional Requirements (may have been been completed with an Associates Degree, 15 credits)

  • NURS 3001: Nutrition and Health Promotion | Credit Hours: 3
  • 3000 Level Electives | Credit Hours: 6
  • General Education Courses in Natural Science | Credit Hours: 9

 

General Education Courses (may have been been completed with an Associates Degree, 39 credits)

  • CMST 1061: Communication Fundamentals OR CMST 2060: Public Speaking | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1001: English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002: English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • FIAR 1001: Introduction To Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • 6 credit hours of Humanities General Education Coursework | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021: College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 2011: General Statistics | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2070: Developmental Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity | Credit Hours: 3

Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the LSUA Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program (RN to BSN), applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited nursing program in any state and currently hold an unencumbered RN license
  • Be unconditionally admitted to the university and have declared BSN as a major
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Not be concurrently enrolled in a nursing program at another university

 

Transfer Students

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.

Why Choose LSUA’s Online RN to BSN Program though LSU Online?
  • Build your resume with a top-ranked degree
  • Earn a diploma identical to every LSUA graduate
  • Complete the program online within 14 months
  • Take advantage of affordable tuition and financial aid options
  • Connect with a global alumni network
  • Learn from distinguished faculty

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