Entry Option II (RN to BSN Degree) Online

Cumberland University's Online RN-BSN program is designed for the working nurse. Nurses with an Associate's Degree or Diploma in nursing, meeting the admissions requirements, will have the opportunity to continue working their current work schedule while finishing their BSN Degree. The RN-BSN program will prepare the RN with an education focused on: a) the future of the nursing profession, b) addressing current trends in healthcare, and c) providing a foundation for graduate education. There are no required clinicals for this program. Students will, however, complete course projects using their work environments and communities.

Entry Requirements:

  • 2 years work experience as a RN.
  • Current valid Tennessee registered nurse licensure without restriction.
  • Currently employed as a RN.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with associate degree or diploma.
  • Acceptance into the University.
Documentation Needed:
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Proof of 2 years work experience as a RN
  • Proof of current employment as a RN
  • Proof of current unrestricted RN license
  • 2 letters of professional recommendation for admission into the RN-BSN program (acceptable letters will come from employers, supervisors, or previous faculty members/instructors).

Degree Requirements

Semester 1 - Term A (8 weeks)

ONL 212Foundations of Online Learning

2

Semester 1 - Term B (8 weeks)

NUR 325Introduction to Nursing Research

2

Semester 1 - Term A and B (16 weeks)

NUR 323Pathophysiology

4

NUR 327Health Assessment

4

Semester 2 - Term A (8 weeks)

NUR 378Concepts of Professional Nursing

2

NUR 400Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing

2

Semester 2 - Term B (8 weeks)

NUR 421Applied Nursing Research

2

NUR 433Informatics in Nursing

2

Semester 2 - Term A and B (16 weeks)

NUR 316Community Health Nursing

4

Semester 3 - Term A (8 weeks)

NUR 342Transcultural Nursing and Global Health

2

NUR 346Nursing Case Management of Vulnerable Populations

2

Semester 3 - Term B (8 weeks)

NUR 420Gerontology

2

NUR 444Nursing Capstone Seminar

2

Semester 3 - Term A and B (16 weeks)

NUR 426Leadership and Management in Nursing

4