Online RN to BSN

RN-BSN Student Handbook

Our RN to BSN online programs include specific areas of study allowing you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online in an organized and supportive learning environment. An undergraduate degree in nursing could help you pursue a career or move on to pursue your master's degree, either at a traditional campus or through one of our online nursing courses. Faculty and student support counselors at Graceland University in Independence, Missouri, will guide your every step from application to completion of the RN to BSN program. 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, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or online courses. Graduates will be awarded the BSN upon completion of all requirements for the nursing degree.

In order to complete one of Graceland’s RN to BSN online programs, you will need to complete or transfer the following:
RN-BSN Core Courses:

NURS2460 Health Assessment 3 s.h.
NURS3440 Pathophysiology 3 s.h.
NURS3450 Pharmacology 3 s.h.
NURS4160 Leadership Roles in Nursing 3 s.h.
NURS4280 Global Health and Policy Issues 3 s.h.
NURS4350 Community Health Nursing 3 s.h.
NURS4410 Reflective Practice 2 s.h.
NURS3160 Introduction to Evidenced Based Practice 3 s.h.
NURS3460 Professional Seminar I 3 s.h.
NURS4420 Professional Seminar II 2 s.h.
Total Core Courses   28 s.h.

RN-BSN 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.
BIOL2560 Nutrition 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   25 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 bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Details on each course in the RN to BSN program can be found online in the Graceland University catalog.

About Your Location:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland’s nursing program does not currently accept students who live in Kentucky, New York, Maryland or North Carolina. 

Questions? Please contact us:

800-833-0524, ext. 4718
Loren D. Spicer, Admissions Representative
Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050