RN to BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor of Science)

Online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Earning your Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BSN) from Grantham University is an important step in your decision to advance your nursing career. Grantham’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Program is 100% online to build upon your associate degree with current, evidence-based courses, designed according to the NLN Competencies for Nursing Graduates and QSEN Competencies.

Through Grantham’s convenient online format, you will expand your nursing skills in the areas of leadership, community concepts, research and professional practices. With the exception of our practicum courses, our 100% online programs allow many people with limited time, including active military personnel and those who work full time, to pursue careers in nursing.

Admissions Requirements (meets the Kansas Articulation Model)

The RN to BSN Degree Completion Program at Grantham University builds on the foundation of previous nursing education at the associate degree level. To be admitted into the program, you need to satisfy Grantham’s general undergraduate admissions requirements, as well as provide proof of the following:

  • An earned Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN/AAS) from an accredited nursing program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Current and unencumbered RN License as indicated by Date of Issue
  • Nurses educated outside the United States, who are eligible to practice as an RN in the United States must:
    • Have an earned associate degree in nursing that equates to a U.S. associate degree
    • Be CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) certified and pass the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse)

Note: Certain states, such as Kansas, require CGFNS certification as part of the vetting process to earn a valid and current RN license – please check with your state to determine requirements

RN to BSN Program Outcomes

The mission of the program is to expand your skills in areas of leadership, community concepts, research and professional practice related to current trends and issues in today’s global society. Upon successful completion the program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize effective communication in oral, written, interpersonal and electronic modes.
  • Employ clinical judgments based on evidence-based practice standards and ethical practices.
  • Identify accountability when providing and ensuring safe, efficient, quality patient care.
  • Synthesize available resources to apply critical thinking to complex clinical situations.
  • Select culturally competent care concepts for individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in caring for communities and populations experiencing threats to well-being.
  • Display concepts of lifelong learning to enhance personal and professional nursing practice.
  • Apply clinical technologies and informatics in practice.

For more information about the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit http://www.grantham.edu/disclosures/BSN-RNA

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Education and Licensing Completed Prior to Matriculation at Grantham University:
Basic RN Program – credits for nursing coursework 30
General Education transferable credits from an appropriately accredited institution 27
Experiential Credit for RN practice 30
Required Courses to be Completed at Grantham University:
BSN Degree Completion* 34

* Note: Individual student transfer results may vary as each student receives an evaluation based on official transcripts provided. Prior postsecondary education transcripts will be reviewed for possible transfer of credit for CO210; residency requirements apply.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
EN361 Technical Writing 3
MA230 Mathematical Statistics I 3
NUR302 Pathophysiology 3
NUR304 Nursing Ethics 3
NUR306 Pharmacology 3
NUR402 Transition to Professional Nursing 3
NUR405 Health Assessment for Professional Nursing 3
NUR410 Theoretical Concepts of Research in Nursing 3
NUR415 Introduction to Nursing Informatics 3
NUR417 Nursing Leadership and Management 3
NUR427 Population Health in the Global Community 3
NUR441 Case Management Concepts 3
NUR499 RN-BSN Capstone Project 3
Program and core: 40
Electives (0): 0
Total: 40

NOTE: Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence shown above. Nonmatriculating students holding a current and unencumbered RN license may take an individual nursing course.
*GU100 and nursing courses must be completed at Grantham University; no transfer credits for these courses are permitted.

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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