RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

RN to BSN Program

The nursing program at Bacone College is a program for registered nurses who desire to complete as baccalaureate of science in nursing degree. Candidates entering the BSN program must have an Associate Degree in Nursing and an active, unencumbered RN license.

The format of the program is an accelerated format to be completed over 12 to 18 months and may take longer depending on other liberal arts degree requirements. The eight core nursing courses are offered throughout the calendar year including summer over eight week segments.

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

Admission Requirements

  • Active, unencumbered RN licensure in state of residence;
  • Nursing GPA of 2.5 or better;
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better;

Admission Procedure

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

Application Deadlines:

  • Application acceptance is ongoing

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) LOGIC 3213
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)

Related Documents

RN to BSN Application

The accrediting agency for the Bacone College Billie R. Tower Nursing Program is: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-679.


Mary Blankenship, MSN,RN
Director RN to BSN Program
(918) 281-7356
[email protected]
Bacone College 2299 Old Bacone Road
Muskogee Ok, 74403
Admissions & Financial Aid 1-888-682-5514