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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of West Georgia combines a rich and liberal foundation in the arts, sciences, and humanities with a unique nursing curriculum that emphasizes the art and science of nursing. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • ​Provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the continuum of healthcare in a variety of settings at local and global levels, focusing on health promotion and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan
  • ​Practice quality caring as the essence of nursing for persons of diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and lifestyles
  • ​Utilize critical thinking and clinical reasoning based on theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences to provide safe, competent, evidence-based care
  • ​Communicate and collaborate effectively within inter-professional teams utilizing technology and information systems to improve health outcomes and healthcare systems
  • ​Participate in analysis, critique, and reform of healthcare regulatory, policy, and financial systems that influence nursing and healthcare environments
  • ​Apply leadership and management principles to empower nurses and achieve high standards of quality and safety in the delivery of person-centered care
  • ​Assume altruistic legal and ethical responsibility and accountability for personal and professional behavior
  • ​Utilize effective teaching strategies to empower persons to achieve healthcare goals

Requirements

This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

  • Program curriculum: 30 credits
  • Earned Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree or RN Diploma from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia
  • GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) for all completed core coursework
  • Must have completed a minimum of 36 semester hours of core to be considered, including math, English, science, and electives

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Restrictions

Programs may not be available in all states. This state is a member of the Nurse License Compact granting nurses to have one multi-state license in participating states. Non-resident students will need to check with both the school and their state of residence for approval to complete this degree program.