X

Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | RN-to-BSN

 

The Loewenberg College of Nursing offers a flexible, accessible, and affordable online RN-to-BSN Program via UofM Global. Nursing faculty are committed to providing high quality, individualized, and learner-centered education for existing registered nurses who possess an Associate Degree in Nursing. The online RN-to-BSN program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Student testimonial: Nicole McNeal >

Program Highlights

computer icon

calendar icon

letter icon

12 icon

100% Online 7 week courses Flexible Admissions

Potentially finish in
12 months

RN-to-BSN Curriculum

31 Credit hours

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS 3005/6: Professional Nursing/Seminar
NURS 3101/3: Health Assessment/Lab
NURS 3400: Clinical Pathophysiology
NURS 3000: Pharmacology
   

Semester 3

Semester 4

NURS 4127/9: Community Health/Practicum
NURS 4110: Evidence Based Nursing
 NURS 4205/6: Transitions into Professional Nursing/Practicum

 

For detailed information about the RN-BSN program, including policies, course names and descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Cost-Saving Features

Credit by Examination (CBE)

The Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON) appreciates the knowledge and skills that RN students bring to the BSN program and acquire through formal mentored residencies and internship programs. Accordingly, students may earn college credit for prior learning experience with approval. Course credit may be earned through a national standardized achievement exam and by professional portfolio. Credit by examination (CBE) can be earned for three RN-BSN courses:

  • Health Assessment & Lab (NURS 3101/3103)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 3400)
  • Pharmacology (NURS 3000)

Students will be awarded college level credit after admission to LCON by successfully passing a professionally recognized national exam at the national proficiency benchmark. CBE can be earned by a) achieving proficiency on a standardized achievement exam taken in the associate degree nursing (ADN) program and b) taking a national standardized exam at LCON.

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit through prior learning assessment portfolio may be earned for a maximum of four (4) credits in the Transitions into Professional Nursing Practice Practicum (NURS 4206). Professional experiences with validation may include:

  • New graduate residency
  • Preceptor experiences for students and new graduates
  • Professionally recognized continuing education credits
  • Scholarly presentations and publications
  • Clinical project leadership
  • Clinical teaching in higher education
  • Leadership in professional nursing or healthcare organization
  • National nursing certification

Residency Requirements

Applicants to online and hybrid nursing programs must be residents of a state in which the Loewenberg College of Nursing is authorized to provide distance education. The Loewenberg College of Nursing is NOT authorized to offer distance education in California. Students who reside outside of Tennessee and plan to enroll in an online program of study that leads to advanced nursing licensure are individually responsible for verifying that the program meets the requirements for advanced licensure in their state. Online nursing students should contact the state licensing body from which they will be seeking licensure to ensure eligibility requirements.

Students who relocate to California, in which LCON is not authorized to offer distance education, will be required to fulfill their remaining course requirements in Tennessee or another authorized state, or to withdraw from the program.

Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services.

Please be advised that there are additional fees for the pre-licensure BSN program:

  • A $30 per credit/audit hour fee is assessed for each nursing course. This applies to all junior, senior, graduate level courses including RODP.

Contact Us 

Norma Neal
RN to BSN Coordinator
nneal1@memphis.edu
901.678.3514

Dr. Jill Dapremont
Director of RN to BSN Program
jdaprmnt@memphis.edu

Dr. Eric Bailey II
Assistant Dean of Nursing Students
eabailey@memphis.edu

 

 

Admissions Info >