Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Northeastern State University is designed to provide educational mobility for associate degree and diploma prepared nurses and to provide preparation for graduate education in nursing. The curriculum builds upon students' existing nursing knowledge and experience in subjects such as:

  • Health Assessment
  • ​Cultural Competency in Nursing
  • Family Health Nursing
  • ​Community Health Nursing
  • ​Leadership and Management

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


    This bachelor completion program requires 124 semester credits for completion, including transfer credits.

    • Nursing program requirements: 30 credits
    • Be graduated from a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program
    • Official transcripts from each school attended
    • Overall GPA of 2.0 with no grade below a "C" in nursing support
    • Be currently licensed as an R.N. (Graduate nurses may be admitted on the condition that they must achieve R.N. status by the end of their first semester.)
    • Immunizations including MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TB, TDaP, and Influenza
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card or eCard
    • Current professional liability insurance policy
    • National background check and drug test

    School Overview

    Northeastern State University is a four-year, public institution of higher learning first approved by the Cherokee National Council in 1846. The school, under the titles of the National Male Seminary and the National Female Seminary welcomed its first students in 1851. By 1909, the schools transitioned into Northeastern State Normal School, later becoming Northeastern State Teachers College awarding four-year degrees. Through the twentieth century the institution continued to grow, becoming part of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, expanding curriculum, and adding a graduate program. In 1985, the school adopted its current title, Northeastern State University. Today, Northeastern State University’s mission is to “provide our diverse communities a broad array of lifelong learning, undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degree programs.”

    Northeastern State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Business and Technology
    • College of Education
    • College of Extended Learning
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Optometry
    • College of Science and Health Professionals
    • Graduate College

    For students wanting to complete a degree but find it difficult to commute to campus, Northeastern State University offers select online courses that can be applied towards a degree.


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