Program Overview

South University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) completion degree program that is ideal for registered nurses who want to further their academic credentials. Graduates of the program gain preparation for clinical practice by completing required courses that focus on professional nursing, RN assessment principles, illness and disease management, legal and ethical issues, communicating and caring for a diverse society, teaching and learning concepts, leadership roles, and financial management practices.

The online RN to BSN degree program retains equal student learning outcomes to that of traditional on-campus counterparts. This degree program requires students to be motivated, be good problem solvers, know how to use technology, be organized, and demonstrate good writing skills.

Employment opportunities post-study include hospitals, private physician practices, community clinics and agencies, and research organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    A total of 180 credits are required for the BSN, including transfer and major requirements. Nursing major curriculum: 90 credits (45 online; 45 transfer credits).

    • Requires an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited collegiate institution, or a diploma in nursing from an accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
    • Submission of official transcripts from every college or university attended within 10 weeks after the initial start date).
    • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the US state or territory in which the student completes all assignments for the program. (Note that military, federal and foreign educated nurses must meet this state requirement for nursing licensure).  An unencumbered license must be maintained throughout the program.
    • Meet the CORE Performance Standards and essential function related to the profession of nursing as described in this catalog.
    • All general education prerequisites must be completed before the student takes any professional nursing courses beyond the 3000 level.


    Not all online programs at South University are available to residents of all states including those who live in OR, TN, MA, WA, AL and DC.

    The following state require students to complete specific course requirements in accordance with their state’s guidelines: Arkansas.

    School Overview

    South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population.

    To achieve this purpose, the institution offers focused and balanced curricula at the associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. A broad-based core curriculum is offered, promoting critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, and skills for life-long learning. Additionally, the University focuses on developing the requisites to pursue and appreciate knowledge.

    South University’s approach to higher education and the resulting varied academic experiences provide students with the intellectual acumen and pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

    South University can provide a comprehensive education that instills within its students a philosophy that values not only learning and professionalism, but also contribution and commitment to the advancement of community.

    South University welcomes those individuals who seek educational challenges. To this end, the University provides a learning environment, both on campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff, and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose.

    Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Administrative office: South University, 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31406-4805 © 2016 South University. All rights reserved. Our email address is

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