Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

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Program Overview

Learn more about our RN to BSN program

$9,990 Total Tuition Including Fees
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Gain prestigious credentials when you earn your RN to BSN online from Radford University. Coursework gives you both theory and real-world strategies to help improve patient outcomes. In this program, you will learn to collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to promote a culture of safety and caring within the therapeutic nurse- patient relationship. You will also advance your leadership skills as well as learn to communicate effectively with patients, families, team members and administrators while providing high-quality nursing care.

Radford values lifelong learning to support excellence in nursing practice. As an online student, you will enjoy the full use of resources including the Harvey Knowledge Center and 24/7 online tutoring. You will also benefit from workforce-relevant curriculum. This RN to BSN program offers a generous transfer credit policy for previous learning and RN licensure.

In this online RN to BSN, you will learn to:

  • Apply safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers
  • Advocate for consumers and for the nursing profession on a regional, state, national and global level to influence healthcare policy and promote the advancement of nursing practice
  • Apply scientific principles of nursing knowledge in partnership with individuals, families and aggregates in order to improve the health of the population
  • Collaborate with members of the healthcare team to implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of the multi-dimensional aspects of nursing management across the health-illness continuum and lifespan in all healthcare settings
  • Apply safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers
  • Advocate for consumers and for the nursing profession on a regional, state, national and global level to influence healthcare policy and promote the advancement of nursing practice
  • Apply scientific principles of nursing knowledge in partnership with individuals, families and aggregates in order to improve the health of the population
  • Collaborate with members of the healthcare team to implement holistic, patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of the multi-dimensional aspects of nursing management across the health-illness continuum and lifespan in all healthcare settings

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Public Health/Community Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Nursing Manager
  • Nursing Case Manager
  • Public Health/Community Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Nursing Manager
  • Nursing Case Manager
$9,990 Total Tuition Including Fees
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s certificate, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Radford University’s School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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    Tuition

    Learn more about our affordable tuition

    The RN to BSN online program offers pay-by-the-course tuition with fees included.

    Tuition breakdown:

    $9,990 Total Tuition
    $333 Per Credit Hour

    Tuition breakdown:

    $9,990 Total Tuition
    $333 Per Credit Hour

    Calendar

    Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

    Ideal for working professionals, this RN to BSN program features approximately 7- week courses with six start dates each year. View the full calendar for all upcoming deadlines.

    Now enrolling:

    1/3/22 Apply by
    1/14/22 Class Starts
    TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
    Fall B10/15/2110/4/2110/7/2110/11/2110/13/2112/10/217 weeks
    Spring A1/14/221/3/221/6/221/10/221/12/223/4/227 weeks
    Spring B3/11/222/28/223/3/223/7/223/9/224/29/227 weeks
    Summer A5/6/224/25/224/28/225/2/225/4/226/24/227 weeks
    Summer B6/27/226/13/226/16/226/20/226/22/228/12/227 weeks

    Now enrolling:

    1/3/22 Apply by
    1/14/22 Class Starts

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    Admissions

    What you need to know before applying

    The admission process is the first step toward earning your RN to BSN online.

    • Associate degree or diploma in nursing or RN license
    • 2.5 GPA on nursing courses and cumulative college courses
    • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

    RN to BSN Online Admission Requirements:

    There are two paths for admission into the RN to BSN online program:

  • Option 1 - Traditional: Applicant must either hold A) an associate degree or diploma in nursing, or B) an RN license.
  • Option 2 - Co-Enrollment: Applicant must A) be actively enrolled in a Virginia Community College System AAS in nursing program B) have completed one year of the nursing program C) have a 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Concurrently enrolled students are limited to one course per term with Radford University.


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    Courses

    A look at the online RN to BSN curriculum

    • The RN to BSN online coursework consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours) and 90 hours of General Education and additional requirements for nursing.
    • General Education requirements: Student must have at least 60 approved transfer credit hours and at least one approved course that maps to each of the required areas in the REAL General Education Model. The required areas include: Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (fulfilled with Microbiology and Statistics), Humanistic or Artistic Expression, Cultural or Behavioral Analysis (fulfilled with Developmental Psychology), and Applied Learning (fulfilled with RN-BSN courses).
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of strategies for successful learning and engagement in the RN to BSN program at Radford University culminating in a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The strategies include: introduction to RN-BSN coursework, professional writing utilizing APA format, review of plagiarism, understanding of scholarly and reputable sources, time management, online etiquette, and professional communication with faculty and peers.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The objectives and content of this course are derived from the School of Nursing’s philosophy and conceptual framework and facilitate achievement of the School’s program objectives, as well as the essentials of Baccalaureate Education (AACN). Additionally, the major topics and skills covered in this course are common to most Theorist professional texts. Current research and advancement of theory and clinical practice determine content.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The content and related learning activities presented in this course will prepare nurses in all areas of clinical practice with the essentials that influence current and future practice. Outcomes include: 1. Become an active user of technology and electronically available information. 2. Acquire the knowledge foundation to actively participate in the selection and implementation of information technology. 3. Become a discriminating collaborator in the design, selection, implementation and evaluation of applications/systems in Healthcare. 4. Understand the role technology plays in the goals of quality assurance, risk management, increased patient safety and greater utilization of evidence-based practice.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course explores current topics in healthcare, healthcare delivery models, ethical, legal, regulatory and compliance issues. This course will also cover the quality and outcome measures that are essential in the healthcare industry.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on diverse populations in a variety of community settings and with individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the aging process to include biological, sociological, psychological, and spiritual components with clinical applications in the provision of care to older adult clients in a variety of settings, such as the community, assisted living facilities, acute care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care facilities.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course fosters an environment for the nursing student to implement Evidence-Based Practice, nursing theory, and holistic core values/principles into their professional practice. Students will apply their current knowledge and skills, while building new ones, to implement behavioral change strategies, fulfill nurse coaching activities, and integrate holism into their care delivery. Florence Nightingale advocated for patient care that was unified, health/wellness focuses and collaborative in delivery which is the desired practice change component of this course.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focuses on leadership style, management and leadership theories, change, quality management, fiscal and economic issues, personnel management, legal and ethical issues, healthcare organizations and policy, professionalism, political action, and career development.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the research process including problem statements, review of literature, methodology, design, sampling, data collection, and interpretation of findings. The course emphasizes knowledge and skills that are essential for critical evaluation of data-based publications and presentations.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is the culmination of the RN to BSN coursework at Radford University/Radford University Carilion with reflection of student professional and academic growth through a final project and professional portfolio. The student will build on content from previous courses on nursing theory, research, and leadership to identify an area of personal interest for practice or research, define a project, see the project through to completion, and write a scholarly paper describing the conclusions from the project. The students will also build a comprehensive portfolio based on professional and academic experiences and future goals. *This final course NURS 409 RN Interprofessional Clinical and Capstone is a 3 hour course: 2 hours didactic and 1 hour for practicum. This amounts to 45 clock hours (an average of 6.45 hours/week)
    Ranked #1 Among the “Best RN to BSN Programs in Virginia” by RegisteredNursing.org, 2021

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