RN-BSN Online Degree Program
The Online RN-to-BSN program is designed especially for registered nurses (RNs)
who want to further their education and advance their career by earning a bachelor's
degree in nursing (BSN). The program can be completed within 12 months and consists
of eight courses.
The School of Nursing emphasizes self-care nursing concepts and the human care process
in professional nursing. The school prepares its graduates to incorporate knowledge
of nursing theory, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities in clinical
National licensure exam pass rates for SUSON graduates have been above the national
average for ten of the last twelve years.
Graduates of the school provide professional nursing care in the role of learner,
communicator, teacher, client, advocate, health care provider, counselor, change
agent, and leader. They also collaborate with other health care professionals involved
in the promotion of health and well being of individuals, families, groups, and
communities. Nursing graduates are expected to practice in an ethical manner with
accountability to self, the client, and the profession.
An RN-to-BSN applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of
higher education. The applicant will have at least five years of professional/managerial
experience (middle-to-upper level managerial experience), with at least three years
in the public sector (government and/or non-profit organization). Middle-to-upper
level managerial experience includes public sector and non-profit related experience
positions such as, but not limited to, directors, assistant directors, high-level
technical staff, senior managers, project/program managers.
A minimum 2.7 cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. is required, G.P.A. 3.0 is preferred.
No preferred undergraduate major or no pre-requisite coursework is required; however,
it is recommended that students be familiar with economics, statistics, and basic
tasks and functions in Microsoft Office applications.
1. A GRE score of 700 + (old score) or at least score in the 40th percentile on
both verbal and quantitative (new score)
2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae with three professional references (past and present
3. A writing sample that demonstrates scholarly, objective research on any topic
in APA citation style. The sample should be no more than three pages and should
include a reference page, also in APA format.
4. A cover letter describing the applicant's professional/managerial experience,
expressing the applicant’s interest in the RN-to-BSN degree based on those experiences,
and detailing how the applicant meets the requirements for admissions.
5. A personal statement that discusses how the applicant will likely benefit from
the RN-to-BSN degree. The applicant should also discuss the skills, characteristics,
and other strengths which the student brings into the program and, if selected,
the applicant expects to contribute to the professional development of the class.
6. Three letters of reference from professional sources that attest to the applicant’s
professional qualifications, experience, and potential for executive leadership.
Southern University Facts
A historically black college located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Baton Rouge
campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern
section of the City of Baton Rouge. The city parish has a population of more than
500,000 and serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center
for South Louisiana. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an agricultural experimental
station on an additional 372-acre site, located five miles north of the main campus.
More facts can be found at http://www.subr.edu/