Our R.N. to B.S.N. online programs include specific areas of study allowing you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) in an organized and supportive learning environment. A B.S.N. degree could help you pursue a career in nursing or move on to online Master's in nursing programs. Faculty and student support counselors at Graceland University in Independence, Missour, will guide your every step from application to graduation. The result is a quality nursing degree that will put you in high demand.
You may receive up to 28 semester hours of credit for your previous undergraduate nursing courses, regardless of how long ago you earned them. General education credit may be awarded through transfer, CLEP or online courses. A four-day, on-campus focus session is required for all B.S.N. students. Graduates will be awarded the B.S.N. degree upon completion of all requirements.
You will earn a B.S.N. through the completion and/or transfer of the following:
R.N.-B.S.N. Core Courses:
|NURS2460||Health Assessment||3 s.h.|
|NURS4160||Leadership Roles in Nursing||3 s.h.|
|NURS4280||Global Health and Policy Issues||3 s.h.|
|NURS4340||Community Health Care||3 s.h.|
|NURS4380||Senior Clinical Practicum*||2 s.h.|
|NURS3160||Introduction to Evidenced Based Nursing||3 s.h.|
|NURS3460||Professional Seminar I||3 s.h.|
|NURS4420||Professional Seminar II||2 s.h.|
|Total Core Courses||28 s.h.|
* Practicum may be completed in the student’s own community (anywhere in the
U.S.). In addition to working with a member of Graceland’s nursing faculty during
the practicum, the student’s hands-on experience is monitored by a local preceptor.
R.N.-B.S.N. Support Courses:
|BIOL2300||Anatomy and Physiology I||3 s.h.|
|BIOL2310||Anatomy and Physiology II||3 s.h.|
|BIOL2360||Introduction to Microbiology||4 s.h.|
|CHEM1320||Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry||3 s.h.|
|MATH1380||Introduction to Statistics||3 s.h.|
|PSYC1300||Introduction to Psychology||3 s.h.|
|PSYC2250||Developmental Psychology||3 s.h.|
|SOC11300||Introduction to Sociology||3 s.h.|
|Total Support Courses||28 s.h.|
All support and general education courses must be completed prior to enrollment in
nursing core courses.
General Education requirements may be satisfied by completing an approved combination
of courses listed in our online catalog. Most courses may be satisfied by transfer credit and
others may be challenged or completed online. These requirements are waived for students
possessing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Details on each course can be found online in the Graceland University