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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 14 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,750

Overview


The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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 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 program, you will study basic techniques for the assessment of health status, learn to provide evidence-based nursing care 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.

In as few as 14 months, you will be prepared for new career opportunities and management positions in nursing. 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 capstone course provides experiential learning to integrate clinical knowledge with concepts and theories that can be utilized in your professional nursing practice.

Courses

In order to earn the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online, students must complete six pre-professional nursing courses and five professional nursing courses for a total of 30 credit hours. All courses are eight weeks in length.

To see the full list of RN to BSN online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Nursing admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Nursing offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the RN to BSN online, view calendar.

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Courses


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.

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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.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on basic techniques essential to the assessment of health status in the individual across the life span for the licensed professional registered nurse.

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

RN to BSN students will differentiate between normal aging changes and those resulting from lifestyle choices and disease processes; explore common health issues of older adults such as hyperpharmacy, immobility and nutritional deficits; and examine personal and societal attitudes toward aging. Basic genetic/genomic concepts will be reviewed and applied in the context of professional nursing practice.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on management theory and principles for the registered nurse focusing on utilizing management principles and skills in providing care to individuals.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A clinical course that incorporates concepts from all previous nursing course work. The RN student will complete 180 clinical hours focusing on the application of management theory for the delivery of health care in a variety of settings.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on public health theory and principles for the RN student focusing on the health needs of aggregates, families and groups.

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

Provides students with an experiential learning experience to integrate clinical knowledge with concepts/theories into professional nursing practice. RN to BSN students will take this capstone course the final eight weeks   |   Credit Hours: of the program.

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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science online program, along with information on required documentation.

RN to BSN Online 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

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.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
RN to BSN $291.67* $875.01 $8,750

*Credit hour rate of $291 also applies to general education credits.

Financial Aid Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 6/4/18 5/21/18 5/28/18 5/30/18 6/05/18 7/31/18
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/06/18 8/13/18 8/10/18 8/14/18 10/12/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
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