SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

RN to BSN Program Information

New Program Highlights

  • 31 required nursing credits (5 credit hours less).
  • Potential to complete the required nursing credits in only 3 semesters.
  • Beginning August 2013 - Nursing Administration & Leadership & Health Assessment will no longer require the 45 clinical hours.  The new curriculum is clinically focused assignments exposing students to a full array of community and leadership experiences. 
  • 8 week block classes
  • Nursing classes can be completed in three full-time semesters
  • Highly competitive tuition

Web-based BSN Completion Program

The BSN degree is a total of 128 credit hours. The 31 required credit hours of nursing courses are 100% online.  The supporting and general courses are partially online and some are in a traditional classroom format.

The nursing courses in the BSN completion program are delivered online, allowing students to access their course work and participate in their classes anywhere they have an Internet connection. The majority of the nursing courses are offered through an online web-enhanced environment.

The BSN nursing classes are offered in an 8-week block format with a variety of time frames ideal for the non-traditional, working nursing student. The Web-based block format offers greater flexibility for working nurses with busy schedules.

Why pursue a BSN? 

With a retiring RN workforce on the horizon, now more than ever, health professions are looking for RNs with four year and advanced degrees to lead nursing and health care into the new millennium.  A bachelor of science in nursing can open doors to management, leadership, teaching, and special certification positions. In addition the 2010 Institute of Medicine “The Future of Nursing Report: Leading Change, Advancing Health” emphasizes the need for nurses to continue their education past their associate degree.  This report recommends 80 % of the nursing workforce be baccalaureate prepared by 2020.