Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN to BSN
College of Education and Health Professions
School of Nursing
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
This program is designed for the registered nurse to complete a degree conveniently and efficiently while continuing a career.
- For Registered Nurses seeking a BSN degree
- 12 month program
- May enter program year round
- Small, interactive classes offered in 7 week sessions
- 100% didactic portion online
- Community clinicals in your geographical area
- Dedicated RN student faculty advisor
- Core and nursing pre-requisite courses (63 hours), Nursing 60 hours, (32 credits are awarded once successful completion of NURS 3191 and completing 6.67 credits of nursing courses).
- No commuting to campus
- 100% employment rate for graduates
- Asynchronous classes
- Highly qualified faculty members with various nursing backgrounds who facilitate learning
- Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report with special recognition of its online programs in the College of Education and Health Professions
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
- Admission to Columbus State University. All transcripts must be sent to Columbus State University's Office of Admissions.
- Hold a valid nursing license.
- Earn the minimum nursing grade point average (GPA) (2.5 based on a 4.0 scale). Calculated on pre-requisite courses required for the nursing degree.
- A grade of C or better in all required science courses and labs.
- Graduate of an accredited Associate Degree Program.
Graduates of the CSU BSN Program will:
- Graduates will provide safe, patient-centered care in a variety of settings.
- Graduates will function as a leader within the nursing roles provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession.
- Graduates will use sound evidence to make appropriate clinical decisions about health care.
- Graduates will integrate informatics into nursing practice in a variety of settings.
- Graduates will apply the quality improvement process to ensure patient safety and to meet desired clinical outcomes.
- Graduates will communicate and collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team in a professional and effective manner, through verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic means to improve patient outcomes and teamwork.
- Graduates will apply concepts of safe practice to ensure optimal patient clinical outcomes.
Additional Program Requirements
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
Select one of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour(s) will not be used as part of the Nursing (BSN) core. The Nursing (BSN) program only requires 4 credit hours in Area B.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
CHEM 1151/1151L and CHEM 1152/1152L
OR BIOL 1215K and BIOL 1225K
OR PHYS 1111 with PHYS 1311 Lab and PHYS 1112 with PHYS 1312 Lab
Select one of the following courses or an Area D science course:
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
ENVS 1105 (no lab)
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2225 Microbiology for Health Sciences
PSYC 1101 Intro to General Psychology
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics
Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 60
NURS 3192 Professional Development Perspectives RN I
NURS 3194 Applied Pathophysiology
NURS 3195 Evidence- Based Practice RN
NURS 3293 Introduction to Health Assessment and Wellness
Total hours Required: 123