Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor in Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

A BSN is required if you ever want to move out of basic clinical care. With our RN to BSN program you will learn communication skills, leadership skills, and critical thinking which are needed to obtain jobs that pay more.

Why choose a BSN?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has estimated that the registered nursing profession will increase by 19% from 2012-22.

A registered nurse can earn a median wage of $39,100 while a registered nurse who has obtained their BSN can earn more than $69,000.

Studies have revealed that a nurse with a BSN is eligible for more than 80% of the nursing positions available while a RN with a diploma is only eligible for 51% of the nursing positions that are available.

A nurse with a BSN is typically given more responsibility and the opportunity to move into supervisory roles.

What Will You Learn?

Our RN to BSN program uses the coursework you have already completed as a starting point. This program contains science-based learning and nursing skills instruction. You will learn health assessment, evidence-based practices, community health, issues and trends in nursing, and emergency care.

I enjoyed the FSU, RN to BSN program because it was possible to complete it in one year online while I continued to work.
Diana Rothmeier
RN to BSN student

Who We Are!

We have a diverse program that offers an atmosphere of creativity, expression, culture, and intellectual inspiration.

We have a strong Student Nursing Association that can provide support, community involvement, networking opportunities, and mentoring.

FAQs

Are there any courses that require clinical hours?

Yes, NURS 430 - Community Health & NURS 480 - Senior Practicum.

How long is the program?

The full-time matriculation plan is 2.5 semesters. The part-time matriculation plan is 5 semesters.

Do all non-nursing courses have to be completed before the nursing program can be started?

A student can begin the RN-BSN program as long as the student has no more than 4 non-nursing courses to complete.

Do non-nursing courses have to be taken at FSU?

No, non-nursing courses can be taken at another college or university as long as the institution is regionally accredited.

What is the process to have transcripts evaluated?

Transcripts can be faxed to (910)-672-1077 or emailed to Jacinta Williams at jwill126@uncfsu.edu

What are the non-nursing courses needed for the RN-BSN program?

Please refer to page 2 of the RN-BSN Curriculum.

What is the deadline for application to the RN-BSN program?

July 1 for Fall admission and December 1 for Spring admission.