RN to BSN

An RN

Because Nursing is your life's calling

It has never been easier to advance your nursing career. The Baptist College of Health Sciences values your individual achievement and education. By offering our RN to BSN degree program entirely online, students can tailor their learning to fit their lifestyle. At Baptist College, you may design an individualized plan to complete the degree requirements at a pace best for you. The path you choose is entirely your own.

The RN-BSN program is a sequence of study for the diploma or associate degree nurse or graduate awaiting licensure who wishes to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Qualified students are admitted to Baptist College and to the professional program simultaneously. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Baptist College is ideal for nurses who want to expand their career options and help improve their earning potential.  Our RN to BSN curriculum builds on the prior learning experiences of the diploma or associate degree nurse focusing on advancing the knowledge and skills in community and public health nursing, leadership, and nursing research for evidence-based practice. All of which are essential for nurses seeking to provide a higher level of quality care.

This program accommodates the working diploma or associate degree graduate or licensed registered nurse who wishes to obtain the baccalaureate degree. Baptist College offers two course delivery options for RNs to complete their BSN; online and blended. If pre-requisites are needed, please communicate with the admissions officer to find the delivery format that is the best fit for you. Students may enroll in and complete General Education/Pre-Professional courses concurrently with professional nursing courses if desired.  The courses in the RN-BSN program are offered in a variety of formats; online, blended, flex or face-to-face. Students select the delivery format best suited for them.

 
Blended Curriculum Online Curriculum

The blended curriculum offers a mix of learning opportunities, both on-campus and online. Blended is defined as distance education in which majority of interaction (instruction and assessment) between students and instructors and among students occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place.

Professional courses offered on-campus are scheduled once per week. 

You will never be required to come to campus for the core curriculum. Some pre-requisites may require on-campus time. Total online is defined as distance education in which 100% of the interaction (instruction and assessment) between students and instructors and among students occurs electronically.

The program allows student to learn in the convenience of your home and your community.

​About the Program

  • Only 30 credits to attain the baccalaureate in nursing degree at Baptist College.
  • A variety course delivery options available, including 100% online.
  • Complete degree requirements within (1) year, if desired.
  • General education courses can be taken concurrently with professional nursing courses, if desired.
  • Enrollment options 3x per year.
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) available through portfolio presentation.
  • Competency-based exams available for Pharmacology and Health Assessment.
  • CLEP Exams for General Education courses accepted.
  • 41 nursing transfer credits awarded for prior nursing education for RNs with an active nursing license.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Individual faculty coordinator to provide support and mentoring throughout the program.

Important Facts

More nurse executives are indicating their desire for staff nurses to be prepared at the baccalaureate level to meet the more complex demands of today’s patient care. BSN graduates are prepared for leadership, management, and more independent nursing roles to expand their career options and help improve their earning potential.

BSN graduates are well prepared to advance into the BSN-DNP program or a master’s program.

ARE YOU ONLINE READY?

Thinking about taking an online course at Baptist College? Before enrolling in an online course, you should first assess your readiness for stepping into the online learning environment. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a few questions about the RN to BSN program? Open the pdf below of frequently asked questions. If you need more clarification or have questions that we haven't covered, please do not hesitate to call Chris Cotton at (901) 572-2465.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

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The baccalaureate nursing degree program is also approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (227 French Landing, Suite 300, Heritage Place, Metro Center, Nashville, TN 37243, 1800-778-4123).