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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The Columbia College RN to BSN completion program is designed for the licensed professional registered nurse who has experiential knowledge and clinical competency. Courses enhance complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaborative skills that contribute to patient safety and quality processes while providing a framework for evidence-based practice. This degree program prepares the RN to assume advanced roles in nursing management, client care and education, as well as to pursue higher degrees in nursing. A total of 120 credits are required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Alabama Disclaimer: "Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice."

RN to BSN Disclaimer: The RN to BSN degree program is not available to residents in the States of Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington.


Degree Requirements

A. General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs
Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
PHIL 330View Syllabus Ethics or 3 hrs
PHIL 460View Syllabus Biomedical Ethics 3 hrs
B. Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs
C. Core Requirements 36 sem. hrs
All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher; courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.
15 hours of upper level core coursework must be completed in residency
MATH 250View Syllabus Statistics I 3 hrs
CHEM 109View Syllabus Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences or 3 hrs
CHEM 110 View Syllabus Chemistry I
PHIL 460View Syllabus Biomedical Ethics 3 hrs
NURS 212View Syllabus Pharmacology for Nursing 3 hrs
NURS 310View Syllabus Professional Nursing Practice 3 hrs
NURS 311View Syllabus Pathophysiology 3 hrs
NURS 312View Syllabus Principles and Applications of Human Nutrition 3 hrs
NURS 313View Syllabus Health Assessment 3 hrs
NURS 410View Syllabus Community Health Nursing 3 hrs
NURS 411View Syllabus Community Health Nursing Assessment 3 hrs
NURS 412View Syllabus Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3 hrs
NURS 413View Syllabus Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice 3 hrs
D. Nursing Electives 6 sem. hrs
Complete two courses with NURS prefix, one of which must be upper level.
E. Electives 34-37 sem. hrs
120 sem. hrs
F. Social and Behaviorial Sciences Area Requirement: PSYC 101 highly recommended


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree is available at the following locations:

Online Campus