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.

RN-BSN nursing grad

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.

 

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; and Pathophysiology. Nursing electives are also offered online.

 

For more information, contact Kaitlin Sherfield at (864) 388-8547 or ksherfield@lander.edu.

 

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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  CHEM 105 Essentials of Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
OR CHEM 111 General Chemistry
4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 34

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS* CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 202

Human Anatomy

4
BIOL 203

Human Physiology

4
BIOL 204

Microbiology

4
NURS 232

Pharmacology Basics

2
NURS 233

Pharmacology

3
NURS 235

Lifespan Wellness Nursing

3
NURS 242

Strategies and Techniques for Nursing Care

5
NURS 345

Medical-Surgical Nursing I

5
NURS 346

Medical-Surgical Nursing II

5
NURS 392

Childbearing Family and Women’s Health

4

NURS 393

Mental Health Nursing

4
NURS 408

Critical Care Nursing

4
NURS 409

Pediatric Nursing

4

* Completed as prerequisites or advance placement standing given after completion of NURN 307 with at least a “C”.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
NURN 303

Nursing Research

3
NURN 304

Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses

3
NURN 307

Professional Transition for Registered Nurses

4
NURN 340

Enhanced Physical Assessment for RNs

3
NURN 412

Nursing Leadership and Management

4
NURN 417

Community Nursing

5
NURN 499

Professional Development in Nursing

2
     
Total Major Program Requirements 75
Additional Electives 11
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 Katie Sherfield-Tarver at 864-388-8547 for information on current articulation agreements.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses