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.

 

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

* 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 3
NURN 304 3
NURN 307 4
NURN 340 3
NURN 412 4
NURN 417 5
NURN 499 2
   
Total Major Program Requirements 73
Additional Electives 3
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.