Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Location

Curriculum

39 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 15 months

Accreditation

Regionally Accredited by SACSCOC

Complete Your BSN in 15 Months, 100% Online

Take your next step! CIU’s 100% online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is designed for the full-time working adult student with an Associate degree or diploma in Nursing. You can transfer up to 81 credits with an active, unencumbered RN licensure. Move your nursing career forward and open the door to advanced nursing positions by completing CIU’s RN to BSN.

Experienced clinical faculty will guide your learning towards systems leadership and efficiencies, continuous care improvement, and Christ-like caring and professional growth. The 15-month program consists of one class at a time, every five weeks. It is cohort-based, so you will move through the program with a group of nurses to encourage and support you.

What You’ll Learn

  • Integrate theory and scientific knowledge into holistic nursing care planning and patient education.
  • Deliver culturally competent and safe population care to patients in diverse environments as a valued interprofessional team member.
  • Exhibit ethical, moral, spiritual, professional, and positive, caring behaviors as a Christian nurse.
  • Seek continual personal and professional growth and improvement.
  • Constructively advocate for system changes to improve the health care environment and patient outcomes.
  • Employ collaborative leadership and organizational skills in nursing care of patients across the lifespan.
Next online class starts April 24, 2023

Students Annabelle Clinton & Sheri Harris

Why Earn a Degree at CIU Online?

At CIU nursing is a ministry. You will be part of a supportive, Christ-centered community where you will be challenged to think and grow as a moral nurse leader. CIU offers you a missions-focused Capstone clinical project that you can complete in your own community as well as international missions opportunities and the opportunity to mentor pre-licensure nursing students.

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate theory and scientific knowledge into holistic nursing care planning and patient education.
  • Deliver culturally competent and safe population care to patients in diverse environments as a valued interprofessional team member.
  • Exhibit ethical, moral, spiritual, professional and positive, caring behaviors as a Christian nurse.
  • Seek continual personal and professional growth and improvement.
  • Constructively advocate for system changes to improve the health care environment and patient outcomes.
  • Employ collaborative leadership and organizational skills in nursing care of patients across the lifespan

Curriculum

View the course description in the academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application with all requested information and supporting documents supplied.
  • Official transcripts from all post‐secondary schools and colleges previously attended, including non‐degree courses taken.
  • A valid unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license.
  • Graduation from an accredited Associate degree or Diploma nursing program.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal interview with one or more faculty member

Advantages of a BSN Degree

Many health care organizations have a BSN-preferred or BSN-required policy for advancement into leadership. A BSN is required to enter management, public health and active-duty military positions. The BSN degree provides a solid base in nursing theory, sciences, humanities and behavioral science required for the full scope of nursing responsibilities.

Organizations that support the BSN degree for continued nursing practice:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet Hospital Recognition)
  • Military — all branches

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbia International University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.