RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

The RN to BSN program is a degree completion program for registered nurses with an active, unencumbered nursing license. The RN to BSN degree completion program curriculum consists of both core curriculum and nursing courses. The nursing courses for the degree completion program are completed in an accelerated online or online-blended format and can be completed in 12-18 months. Nursing courses are 8 weeks in length. Practicum experiences, when required, are individually arranged. Financial Aid may be available for full-time students. Full time enrollment for the RN to BSN degree completion program is nine hours in the spring and fall semester. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN-formerly NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; telephone (404) 975-5000.

Application for the RN to BSN degree completion program

Cohort groups begin throughout the academic year. Applications to Bacone College and the Department of Nursing must be completed and filed with the Admissions Office in order for applicants to be considered for admission.

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedure

Applicants for admission to the BSN program shall comply with the application requirements and procedure by completing the following items:

Application Deadlines:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Requirements


Core Curriculum Requirements

Course Requirement Suggested Bacone College Course
English Composition I (3 hours) ENG 1113
English Composition II (3 hours) ENG 1213
Speech (3 hours) SPC 1713
Introduction to Critical Thinking & Informal Logic (3 hours) SPC 1713
American History (3 hours) HIS 2013, 2483, 2493, 3013, 3023, 3133, 3233, or 3333
Liberal Arts guided electives (3 hours) Art, Theatre, Literature or Media Culture ART 1103, LIT 2113, or LIT 2123; (Offered on campus-THE 1223, JRN 1113)
Religion (3 hours) REL 2253, 3113
Introduction to Psychology (3 hours) PSY 1113
Developmental Psychology (3 hours) PSY 2023
College Algebra (3 hours) MTH 1513
American Indian Studies AIS 1103
Anatomy & Physiology (8 hours) BIOL 2134 and BIOL 2144
Microbiology (4 hours) BIOL 2324
A.D.N. Nursing Courses and Electives A total of 52 hours is required


RN to BSN Nursing Course Requirements

NUR 3003 Health Care Communication & Nursing Informatics (3 credit hours)
NUR 3103 Theories & Concepts in Professional Nursing (3 credit hours)
NUR 3183 Transcultural Nursing and Health Care (3 credit hours)
NUR 3243 Health Assessment and Promotion (3 credit hours)
NUR 3303 Nursing Ethics (3 credit hours)
NUR 4173 Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
NUR 4385 Community Health Nursing (5 credit hours)
NUR 4484 Leadership & Management Practice in Health Care Organizations (4 credit hours)