Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Prepare for new career opportunities and be ready for management positions in nursing with our accredited RN to BSN online program.

9/26/22 Next Application Due Date
10/10/22 Start Classes
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Program Overview

Learn more about our RN to BSN online program

$8,750 Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

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.

Accreditation

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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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$8,750 Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Testimonial

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"You should do more if you feel that you can offer more to your profession. There's nothing wrong with an associate [degree], but you have to have a bachelor's if you want to do more with nursing, period."

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Tuition and Fees

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The ULM RN to BSN online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may also be available for eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$291.67* Per Credit Hour
$8,750 Program Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$291.67* Per Credit Hour
$8,750 Program Tuition

Calendar

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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.

Now enrolling:

9/26/22 Next Application Due Date
10/10/22 Start Classes
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 18/17/228/3/228/3/228/5/228/5/2210/7/228 weeks
Fall 210/10/229/26/229/26/2210/15/2210/14/2212/6/228 weeks
Spring 11/11/2312/16/2212/16/2212/28/2212/28/223/8/238 weeks
Spring 23/9/232/27/232/27/235/9/238 weeks
Summer5/30/235/15/235/15/237/28/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

9/26/22 Next Application Due Date
10/10/22 Start Classes

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Admissions

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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

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Courses

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To earn the RN to BSN online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 30 credit hours.

In addition to the courses listed below, students will need to complete the following courses for the RN-BSN program:

  • CHEM 1001 (Introductory Chemistry I) or CHEM 1007 (General Chemistry I)
  • Core Humanities - 9 credits
    • 3 credit hours must be English literature
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Composition of analytical, expository, and argumentative writing; emphasizing writing as a process that includes analyzing a writing situation, prewriting, drafting, revising, and some documentation. Co-requisite(s): Students whose placement criteria indicate that they are deficient in basic English skills will be required to enroll in ENGL 1000 along with ENGL 1001.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Composition of analytical and argumentative writing using documentation and research. Prerequisite: 1001 with C or better.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to anatomy and physiology, including cells, tissues, organs, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Non-majors only. Cannot be taken for credit if credit has been awarded for BIOL 3010.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation of BIOL 1014. Structure and function of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite(s): “C” or better in BIOL 1014. Non-majors only. Cannot be taken for credit if credit has been awarded in BIOL 3010.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1014. Two hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): “C” or better or registration in BIOL 1014. Non-majors only.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 1015. Two hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): “C” or better or registration in BIOL 1015, BIOL 1016. Non-majors only.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The distribution and importance of microorganisms in nature. Methods of studying and controlling microorganisms. Their role in agriculture, industry and medicine. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore or higher standing and “C” or better in one of the following: BIOL 1001, BIOL 1014, BIOL 1020 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 2014. Two hours laboratory. Prerequisite(s): Credit or registration in BIOL 2014.BIOL 2028
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A detailed study of nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems, and their pathophysiology. Prerequisite(s): “C” or better in BIOL 1014 and BIOL 1015 or BIOL 3010
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Solving equations, inequalities and systems of equations. Functions and graphs including but not limited to polynomials, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite(s): Open only to students whose Math ACT is 19 or higher or successful completion of MATH 0093.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Descriptive statistics; probability calculations; discrete and continuous probability distributions (including the binomial and Poisson distributions, the normal and Student-t distributions); interval estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation. Not applicable to a major or minor in computer science. Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in MATH 1009, MATH 1011, MATH 1013 or MATH 1014.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles of psychology as a science, characteristics of human behavior and cognitions and a survey of major topic areas including motivation, learning, emotions, and social and biological factors.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human life-span developmental psychology emphasizing an integrative conceptualization of the totality of ontogenetic, behavioral and physiological changes. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 2001.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A non-technical course designed to provide the layman with the understanding necessary for the enjoyment of music of various types, including music of different races and ethnic groups.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of principles of basic nutrition throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is on the relationship of nutrition to health and disease.

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.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to basic pharmacological principles, therapeutics, classifications, effects and mechanisms of drug action. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge of drugs used in patient care settings by RN to BSN students.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A transitional course to advance the registered nurse's career in the professional role. Prerequisite(s): Registration or credit in NURS 2003, NURS 2012, NURS 2014, NURS 2070, and NURS 4006. An active, unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the theoretical concepts of holistic health and the role that physical assessment plays in evaluation of those concepts for the professional nurse. In addition, physical assessment is stressed as one data gathering technique within the Nursing Process. The human being is viewed from a total person approach. Assessment throughout the age continuum is applied at the level of health maintenance and health promotion. Prerequisites: An active unencumbered, Registered Nurse license.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Professional nursing students will access and evaluate electronic sources of health care information, discuss technological innovations in health care, explore the nurse's role in the development and use of technology and information management systems, and examine the relationship of technology to quality patient care and safety
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the professional nursing student to the basic concepts of evidence-based practice as it is used to enhance the delivery of quality, safe, patient-centered care. RN to BSN students will learn the skills needed to help them read and understand nursing research, critically appraise research evidence, and develop an evidence-based nursing practice.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, professional nursing students will differentiate between normal aging changes and those resulting from lifestyle choices and disease processes. Students address common health issues of older adults such as hyperpharmacy, immobility, and nutritional deficits. Students will explore personal and societal attitudes toward aging. The course will prepare professional nursing students by reinforcing the basic principles of genetics and disease while exploring new advances and discussing how these advances will affect health care. Prerequisites: An active unencumbered, Registered Nurse license.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Management theory and principles for the Registered Nurse focusing on utilizing management principles and skills in providing care to individuals. Prerequisites: NURS 2003, NURS 2012, NURS 2014, NURS 2020; An active unencumbered, Registered Nurse license, credit or registration in NURS 4077.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This is a clinical course that incorporates concepts from all previous nursing course work. The RN student will complete 96 clinical hours focusing on the application of management theory for the delivery of health care in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NURS 2003, NURS 2012, NURS 2014, NURS 2020, NURS 2070, and NURS 4006, an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse license, and credit or registration in NURS 4076. Students entering into NURS 4077 or NURS 4079 must provide proof as a Registered Nurse in a clinic setting prior to registering for these courses. by mailing or faxing the Employer Verification Form to the School of Nursing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Public health theory and principles for the RN student focusing on the health needs of aggregates, families, and groups. Prerequisites: NURS 2003, NURS 2012, NURS 2014, NURS 2020, NURS 2070, and NURS 4006, an active unencumbered, Registered Nurse license, and credit or registration in NURS 4079.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
RN students will demonstrate nursing practice as applied to aggregates, families and groups within the core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is designed to allow the nursing student the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills from the curriculum and integrate them into an individual capstone experience. Students develop an individualized program of study to integrate concepts/theories of the nursing program into their professional practice. Role development of the baccalaureate nurse is stressed. Prerequistes: Current enrollment or credit in NURS 4076, NURS 4077, NURS 4078, and NURS 4079; An active unencumbered, Registered Nurse license.

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