Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
    
2019-2020 South University Academic Catalog Version II

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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Offered at South University, Austin; South University, Columbia; South University, High Point Learning Site; South University, Montgomery; South University, Online Programs; South University, Richmond; South University, Savannah; South University, Tampa; South University, Orlando Learning Site; South University, Virginia Beach; and South University, West Palm Beach.

The RN to BSN degree program at South University is designed to enhance the professional knowledge and employment scope for the licensed registered nurse. Concepts of nursing research and community health are key components of the curriculum. These educational experiences are designed to prepare professional nurses for practice today and well into the future. Graduates of the RN to BSN degree completion program meet the same program student learning outcomes whether in the on-campus BSN degree program or the online RN to BSN degree program.

Potential students must be comfortable with technology, selfmotivated, able to solve problems independently, have good organizational skills, good writing skills, and are prepared to invest time to their studies in both the on ground and online nursing programs. Forty-five credit hours of nursing credit will be accepted toward the BSN degree based upon graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program will:

  1. Demonstrate their acquisition of competencies and proficiencies related to the following: Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical and social sciences, arts, and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions, and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.
  3. Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic inquiry to deliver evidenced based, comprehensive, and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.
  4. Utilize informatics and technology to adapt to the challenges of nursing practice of today and the future.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism by advocating for legal, ethical, financial and political issues involving health care.

RN to BSN: 180 Credits


Area I: General Education: 76 Credits


 

A transcript evaluation is completed for each student to transfer in up to 90 general education credits.  For students to receive block transfer credit for General Education courses, they must meet the standard outlined in the General Education Transfer Credit policy.

Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics


Natural Sciences


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Area II Foundation Requirements: 14 Credits


Note(s):


South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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