RN to BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor’s)

Online Nursing (BSN) Degree

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. By studying the current nursing trends and issues, you will be prepared to become a prominent new member of the healthcare community. 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) in nursing 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.

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.

STUDENTS ENTERING WITH AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING AND RN LICENSE CREDIT HOURS
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 30
Experiential Credit for RN practice 30
Required Courses to be Completed at Grantham University:
BSN Degree Completion* 34
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

* 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

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
NUR436 Health Assessment for RNs
NUR401 Theories and Research in Nursing
NUR416 Nursing Leadership and Management
NUR426 Community and Public Health Nursing
NUR402 Transition to Professional Nursing
NUR441 Case Management Concepts

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO210 Business Communication 3
GU100 Student Success 1
NUR401 Theories and Research in Nursing 4
NUR402 Transition to Professional Nursing 3
NUR415 Introduction to Nursing Informatics 3
NUR416 Leadership and Management 5
NUR426 Community and Public Health Nursing 5
NUR436 Health Assessment for RNs 3
NUR441 Case Management Concepts 3
NUR498 RN-BSN Capstone Project 4
Program and core: 34
Electives (0): 0
Total: 34

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Monthly

Career Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the outlook for careers in registered nursing is excellent. Employment is expected to grow faster than average, particularly for those RNs who have a BSN degree. In addition, the Veteran's Administration, many community and public health agencies as well as several state governments are moving to BSN practice requirements. Numerous professional nursing organizations are also promoting BSN entry to practice for nurses.[1]

The RN to BSN Degree Completion program will prepare you for opportunities to advance your career in hospitals, physicians’ offices and other facilities requiring acute care nurses, critical care nurses and other types of registered nurses. The median annual wage for registered nurses is expected to be in the mid-60s[2]; and demand for professionals in this crucial healthcare field is also expected to be high – projected to see more than 526,800 positions open up by 2022[3], an increase of 19 percent!

10-year Job Growth[3]

In the next 10 years, the occupation of Registered Nurse is projected to grow by more than 711,900 positions, which is a 26% increase.

  • 3,238,400
  • 2,711,500
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries[2]

If you choose to work as a Registered Nurse, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$94,720
  • The median earn$65,470
  • The lower 10% earn$45,040
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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