Learn more about our RN to BSN online program
The online RN to BSN program at the University of Louisiana Monroe takes you beyond the bedside to give you a more global view of nursing through management classes. Courses in this online nursing program prepare you for advanced nursing roles as well as further study in graduate school. ULM faculty is there to help throughout your degree program journey, working closely with you and providing ongoing guidance to help you succeed.
In this accelerated online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you will study basic techniques for the assessment of health status, learn to provide evidence-based healthcare that respects patient and family preferences, and understand how to utilize data to monitor the outcomes of care processes. You will be introduced to basic pharmacological principles and explore the nurse’s role in the development and use of technology and information management systems.
As a graduate, you will be able to achieve quality patient care by functioning effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams, fostering open communication and shared decision-making through management and leadership principles. The RN to BSN capstone course provides experiential learning to integrate clinical knowledge with concepts and theories that can be utilized in your professional nursing practice.
The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at the University of Louisiana Monroe Kitty DeGree School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Tuition and Fees
Learn more about our affordable tuition
The ULM RN to BSN online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may also be available for eligible students.
Check the dates you need to know
The RN to BSN online program features eight-week courses delivered in a convenient online format—with five starts each year. View the full calendar to find the best class start date for you and submit your application, documents, and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.
|Session||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline||Last Class Day||Term Length|
|Fall 1||8/21/23||8/8/23||8/8/23||8/11/23||8/11/23||10/16/23||8 weeks|
|Fall 2||10/16/23||10/2/23||10/2/23||10/20/23||10/20/23||12/7/23||8 weeks|
View the qualifications for our online RN to BSN program
The admission process is the first step toward earning your RN to BSN online from ULM. Requirements for admission include:
- RN license required active and unencumbered
- GPA of at least 2.0 in a nationally accredited nursing program
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Online Program Admission Requirements
Applicants for the RN to BSN online program are evaluated on a holistic basis. Applicants must submit a $20 application fee and meet the following criteria:
- Proof of active, unencumbered RN license
- Graduate of a nationally accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing program
- Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
- Submission of official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended
- Students entering N4077 or N4079 must provide proof of employment prior to registering for these courses, by mailing and faxing the Employer Verification Form to the School of Nursing.
If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:University of Louisiana Monroe
Office of Admissions
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.
Read about our nursing courses
To earn the RN to BSN online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 30 credit hours.
- CHEM 1001 (Introductory Chemistry I) or CHEM 1007 (General Chemistry I)
- *Core English Composition - 6 credits
- *Core Fine Arts - 3 credits
- *Core Humanities - 9 credits
To earn the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online, students must complete six pre-professional nursing courses (17 hours) and five professional nursing courses (13 hours) for a total of 30 credit hours that include a capstone course, as listed below.
*Credit hour rate of $291 also applies to general education credits.
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