If you are already a registered nurse who graduated from a diploma or associate degree program and you would like to earn a bachelor’s degree, we have an online R.N. to B.S.N. option.

nursing online

If you are already a registered nurse who graduated from a diploma or associate degree program and you would like to earn a bachelor’s degree, we have an online R.N. to B.S.N. option.

The R.N. to B.S.N. completion option features a practical, Web-based delivery. You can access classes at any time of day while acquiring professional-level knowledge and skills to practice nursing in traditional and diverse settings. You’ll also be prepared to enter graduate study in nursing and related fields.

You will need a total of 126 semester hours to graduate from Lander’s nursing program, with at least 30 hours of total semester credit earned through instruction by Lander. A minimum of 12 semester hours in required nursing courses must also be earned through Lander University.

 

The Curriculum

As an R.N. to B.S.N. major, your required nursing courses will include: Enhanced Physical Assessment for RN’s; Research; Professional Transition/RN; Leadership and Management; Community Health Nursing; Professional Development in Nursing; Pathophysiology; and Wellness for Life. Nursing electives are also offered online.

In order to round out your bachelor’s degree in nursing, you’ll supplement your nursing courses with a diverse assortment of general education courses, from fine arts, literature and history to math, political economy and laboratory science. You can take these classes on campus at Lander – or you can transfer credit from an approved college or university to satisfy these requirements.

 

On-Campus Orientation

An on-campus orientation is required for all students beginning the RN-BSN online option. The all-day orientation is normally held the week before the start of classes.

 

Application Process:

  1. Complete Lander University admission process. Transfer credit from previous schools will be evaluated.
  2. Email the RN BSN Coordinator at rn-bsn@lander.edu to complete the application process.

 

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives

6
CHEM 105 4

MATH 211

3
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3

MATH 121MATH 123, or MATH 141

3-4
Approved Foreign Language 3
Approved General Education Electives2

10-11

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 202 4
BIOL 203 4
BIOL 204 4
NURS 232 2
NURS 233 3
NURS 235 3
NURS 242 5
NURS 345 5
NURS 346 5
NURS 392 4

NURS 393

4
NURS 408 4
NURS 409 4

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
NURN 303 3
NURN 304 3
NURN 307 4
NURN 340 3
NURN 412 4
NURN 417 3
NURN 499 2
   
Total Major Program Requirements 73
Additional Electives 5
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing from a South Carolina technical college are encouraged to contact the School of Nursing at 864-388-8337 for information on current articulation agreements.