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RN to BSN Online

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

Overview


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 RN to BSN 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 RN to BSN 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.

You can complete your ULM RN to BSN in as few as 14 months, preparing you 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 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.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at University of Louisiana Monroe is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Courses

In order to earn the RN to BSN 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 courses for this RN to BSN program, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Nursing admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the RN to BSN online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this RN to BSN program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the RN to BSN 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 the tuition for this RN to BSN program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Nursing offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our RN to BSN 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 this RN to BSN program, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the RN to BSN 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.

RN to BSN Online Degree Plan

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English Composition (6 hours required)

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.

Humanities (9 hours required)

3 hours must be English literature

Math (6 hours required)

Duration: 8 Weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis on applications involving: solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Recommended for students who will not take MATH 1031. Prerequisite(s): MATH ACT 18 or higher. Students with MATH ACT of 18 must concurrently enroll in MATH 1000. Students may not receive crredit for both MATH 1009 AND MATH 1011. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 1009 AND MATH 1011.

Duration: 8 Weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In-depth treatment of solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; systems of equations. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 1011 and MATH 1009. 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.

Natural/Physical Science (9 hours required)

Chemistry is also required, please connect with your advisor to understand your options.

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: 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 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 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

Psych (6 hours required))

Duration: 8 Weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Consideration of the nature of democracy, civil rights, federalism, the political process, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and current problems.

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.

Fine Arts (3 hours required)

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.

Other (3 hours required)

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

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 RN to BSN online program, along with information on required documentation.

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

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 RN to BSN 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 Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Summer 6/3/2019 5/20/2019 5/26/2019 5/24/2019 5/24/2019 6/3/2019 6/7/2019 8/3/2019
Fall 1 8/19/2019 8/1/2019 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 8/9/2019 8/19/2019 8/23/2019 10/11/2019
Fall 2 10/14/2019 9/27/2019 10/4/2019 10/14/2019 10/18/2019 N/A N/A 12/6/2019

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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