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Bachelor of Science in RN to BSN

Degree At A Glance:

Number of Credits 31
Cost Per Credit $ 188
Total Tuition $ 5,828

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Welcome to Albany State University’s Department of Nursing, part of the Darton College of Health Professions! As a result of the consolidation between Albany State University and Darton State College, the NEW Albany State University is poised to become the premier medical education center of the southeast. We offer nearly the complete spectrum of nursing degrees and certifications, including the following:

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As a student in the Darton College of Health Professions, you will have the opportunity to experience a diverse mix of courses in the fields of liberal arts, science, and nursing, all while gaining the education and practical, hands-on experience necessary to provide high-quality care in the dynamic healthcare environment. Now, simply click on the links on the page to start exploring each of our programs!

For complete information, core and coursework requirements, please see the Nursing Division's website at https://www.asurams.edu/Academics/dchealthprof/programs/nursing-home/bachelors-degree-programs/

The RN to BSN Completion program has limited enrollment and students are selected on the basis of the following: GPA of 2.7 or higher, completion of required nursing related coursework (with priority given to those with completed core classes), completion of Area D Science requirements, completion of requirements for Georgia articulation plan for associate or diploma level nursing coursework, proof of state licensure prior to beginning second semester of RN to BSN coursework, and possible interview with RN to BSN Coordinator.

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN Completion program must submit an application to the Nursing Office prior to the desired date of admission and date of deadline. Consideration for initial admission or re-admission to the program will be given after it has been determined that all admission requirements have been fulfilled. Readmissions are based on available space.

Applicants accepted for a designated beginning nursing class who do not enroll in that class must re-submit an application to the Nursing Office to be considered for a subsequent class. Accepted applicants who fail to maintain admission standards will be dropped before beginning the RN to BSN Completion program.

Program Contact Information
Program Advisor Jan Rodd   (229) 317-6828
Online Specialist (Students with Last Name A - I) Jonita Coleman Schedule Now with (Students with Last Name A - I) Jonita Coleman (229) 317-6319
Online Specialist (Students with Last Name J - Z) Cheryl McNeal Schedule Now with (Students with Last Name J - Z) Cheryl McNeal (229) 317-6708

Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.

Must Select: NURS 3620, NURS 3630, NURS 3640

Course Listing for First Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS 3620 Pathophysiology for RN (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours
NURS 3630 Conceptual Basis of Professional Nursing (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours
NURS 3640 Health Assessment (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours

Must select: NURS 3600, NURS 4500, NURS 4510,

Course Listing for Second Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS 3600 Nursing Informatics (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours
NURS 4500 Community/Public Health Nursing (RN-to-BSN) 4 hours
NURS 4510 Research in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours

Must select: Nurs 3650, NURS 4520

Course Listing for Third Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS 3650 Health and Wellness of Aging (RN-to-BSN) 3 hours
NURS 4520 Principles of Leadership and Nursing Ethics (RN-to-BSN) 5 hours

The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the college that’s right for you.

Table of Completion Rates
Tuition and Fees Information Table
Tuition & Fees as of July 30, 2018
Tuition $5,828
Institutional Fee $225 / per semester
Technology Fee $65 / per semester

For more information on jobs related to this program, please click on the below links to the O*NET website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Table of related jobs to this degree/program
29-1141.01 Acute Care Nurses
29-1141.03 Critical Care Nurses
29-1151.00 Nurse Anesthetists
29-1171.00 Nurse Practitioners
25-1072.00 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
29-1141.00 Registered Nurse
29-2055.00 Surgical Technologist

This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.

Total Credits (31 Hours)