RN to BSN

As a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the RN to BSN curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge of individuals with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) who are licensed as registered nurses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will focus on enhancing/developing the following skills; communication, use of technology and informatics, critical thinking, leadership and management, integration of research findings and interpretation of statistics.

This program allows for seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, giving credit for previously learned knowledge. Up to 34 of the required 55 general education credits and up to 38 of the required 65 nursing credits may be transferred in toward BSN degree requirements. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for advancement to the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Two-year full time, part time, and accelerated options are available. Courses in this program will be offered in a blended format with didactic classes meeting one day per week. There is a clinical component to this program.

14-Month Accelerated Track

Students admitted to the accelerated track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in one year as opposed to the two year traditional track. Classes will be scheduled primarily in eight week blocks. This is a rigorous curriculum.


A part time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five (5) years.

2 Year Track

Students admitted to the traditional track of the RN to BSN program will complete the program in two years. Part time options are also available.


A part time curriculum plan will be developed by the adviser for each student who desires to attend on a part time basis. The BSN curriculum must be completed within five (5) years.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will have graduated from an approved associate degree nursing program, have an uncensored registered nurse license, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. Students will be required to submit the following:

  • A completed application with application fee. This fee is nonrefundable after the cancellation period of three business days.
  • Official transcripts for all colleges or universities attended with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Record of up-to-date immunizations including measles, rubella, mumps, t-dap, chicken pox, and hepatitis B
  • Negative TB skin test or proof of treatment. Contact College Health Nurse for information about TB testing
  • Two reference letters
  • Criminal Background Check form(s) submitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences/results returned*
  • Clearance shown on the Division of Aging Disqualification List (EDI)*
  • Successful completion of the admission drug screening process*

*Waived for Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences alumni who graduated within one year of submitting application.

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