Are you looking for a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree? The Nursing RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at South University is designed for registered nurses who hold an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution or who are diploma graduates of a school of nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLNAC).
The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program is structured in a way that allows students to pursue their studies without having to put their career or life on hold. South University's accelerated course schedule combines campus and online classes, helping RNs achieve their goal of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the most efficient way possible.
- Receive credit for your RN experience. RNs may receive 45 credit hours for their nursing experience. Financial aid and transfer of credit is available for qualified applicants.
- Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 18 months with accelerated courses. Qualified applicants can earn a BSN degree in 1½ years with accelerated 5½ week courses.
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program
South University’s RN to BSN online program offers registered nurses many benefits including:
- No campus residency required – take all classes online.
- Attend class anytime – day or night.
- Earn a BSN degree online while you work full time.
Acceptance into a South University Nursing program or its completion does not imply or guarantee that a student will be able to obtain licensure or certification. The student should contact the state licensing board or professional certification body in each state in which the student intends to practice for specific requirements and the application process.
FAQ – From South University
Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
A: The program could take as little as 17 months to complete. 27% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
Q: What are the job opportunities for graduates of this program?
A: For more information on job opportunities in this field of study: ONET Online. The job opportunities link is for general information purposes. The program you have selected could have different outcomes. Please check with your admissions registrar for detailed information.
Important Qualities for Registered Nurses
Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health state of patients, including when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.
Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and sympathetic, characteristics that are valuable when treating patients.
Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.
Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs, and organizational skills are critical to ensure the patient is given proper care.
Patience. Registered nurses should be patient so they can provide quality care under stressful or hectic circumstances.
Speaking skills. Registered nurses must be able to talk effectively with patients to correctly assess their health conditions. Nurses need to clearly explain how to take medication or give other instructions. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.
|Quick Facts: Registered Nurses|
|2010 Median Pay||$64,690 per year
$31.10 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||2,737,400|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||26% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||711,900|
— Based on information from South University and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics