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.

 

Admission and Progression Policies

  1. Complete Lander University admission process (Admission Website). Transfer credit from previous schools will be evaluated. You Must Complete The Lander University Admission Process Prior to Applying to the RN-BSN Option
  2. Complete Admission to RN-BSN Option application (Application for Admission to the RN-BSN Option) and submit to Department of Nursing.

 

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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.