Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Georgia Southern University is designed exclusively for individuals who are currently registered nurses and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to achieve professional advancement and personal enrichment. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • ​Apply core knowledge and problem-solving principles in evidenced-based decision-making to provide therapeutic nursing care within a health promotion framework
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for professional nursing roles
  • ​Apply scholarly inquiry and analysis for decision making, critical reasoning, and creative thinking to improve nursing practice, thereby enhancing healthcare outcomes
  • ​Incorporate caring, compassion, and empathy in all aspects of nursing practice
  • ​Develop collaborative partnerships to promote, maintain, and restore health
  • Apply leadership principles in nursing practice
  • ​Demonstrate competence incorporating healthcare information and technology in providing nursing care

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This bachelor completion program requires 120 credits for completion including transfer credits.

    • RN to BSN major courses: 31 credits
    • Official transcript(s) for all college course work attempted
    • Received an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited institution
    • Current Georgia RN Licensure*
    • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all course work attempted
    • Completed all pre-requisite courses

    *The state of Georgia is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Students with RN licensure other than Georgia should inquire about acceptance of their state's license prior to applying.

    Students must attend a mandatory on-campus School of Nursing orientation.

    School Overview

    Since 1906, Georgia Southern University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a Carnegie Doctoral-Research university and provides the classic residential campus experience and online learning options.


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