Program Overview

Bluefield College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as part of an RN to BSN program for students who are registered nurses. The program focuses on building a foundation of competencies obtained through experience in work as a registered nurse. Students prepare for generalist roles in nursing in health care settings as they enhance and develop their personal and professional qualifications. Participants also develop their professional knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of nurses with advanced training. Students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt to the needs of their environment. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for advanced responsibilities in nursing and future studies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This is a bachelor completion program. 126 total credits are required, including transfer and major requirements.

    • A completed RN-BSN application through the online program
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • An associate degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program
    • A current, unrestricted, and unencumbered registered nurse license (RN)
    • A grade of C or better in Anatomy and Physiology I and II as a prerequisite before matriculation

    School Overview

    Established by the Baptist General Association, Bluefield admitted its first students in 1922. Today, Bluefield College is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning, located in the southwestern city of Bluefield, Virginia. The school retains a vision to “seek to graduate servant leaders who understand their life calling and transform the world;” and a mission that states: “Bluefield College is an inclusive Christ-centered learning community developing transformational servant leaders.”

    Bluefield College awards bachelor's and master's degrees and retains articulation agreements with a number of Virginia schools. Bluefield College’s Online Degree Program provides accredited distance education options for adult students that feature accelerated formats, allowing students with necessary credits to earn a degree in 13 months. Distance education degrees include studies in three schools:

    • College of Professional Programs
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    The eLearning environment focuses on concepts that mirror that of the real-world. Classes are taught by faculty with necessary academic credentials and with a commitment to the school’s Christian beliefs. Academic support, library resources, and eligibility for financial aid for full-time students are all accessible.


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