RN to BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor of Science)

Start Your Online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an important step in your decision to advance your nursing career. Grantham University’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.

What will I learn?
You will expand your nursing skills in the areas of leadership, community concepts, research and professional practices.

What are the admission requirements?
This degree completion program builds on the foundation of previous nursing education at the associate degree level. To be admitted into this program (which meets the Kansas Articulation Model), you need to satisfy general requirements for undergraduate admissions, as well as provide proof of:

  • 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

Note: Certain states, such as Kansas, require CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) certification as part of the vetting process to earn a valid and current RN license. Please check with your state to determine requirements.

What careers can I pursue with this degree?
By completing your nursing bachelor’s degree, you set yourself for opportunities in nursing leadership, such as charge nurse or even director of nursing1.

How long is the degree completion program?
At 40 credit hours, this option should be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin frequently, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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RN to BSN Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the nursing courses in this 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.

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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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