Get the advanced knowledge you need to take the next step in your nursing career with CU’s affordable RN to BSN online program.
RN to BSN Overview
Campbellsville’s ACEN-accredited RN to BSN online program provides busy registered nurses the opportunity to continue their education and advance their career. Students can acquire an advanced understanding of patient care and further develop their nursing skills to prepare for management opportunities. You will also explore areas including healthcare reform and advances in medical technology in this Top 50 ranked RN-BSN program from Best College Reviews.
Through the online RN to BSN, students will explore a wide range of nursing topics. Courses cover medical and surgical nursing, pharmacology, gerontology nursing, social statistics and maternal-child nursing. There are also three guided electives students can choose from: contemporary healthcare management, health economics and financial management in healthcare.
Nursing is a fast-growing and competitive field. A BSN can provide nurses that extra edge in terms of candidacy, especially as many hospitals prefer nurses with a bachelor’s degree. A BSN can also serve as a stepping-stone for nurses who wish to later pursue a master’s in nursing. Nurses can work toward leadership roles in the field or seek non-hospital opportunities, such as case management or even teaching.
Campbellsville’s RN to BSN online degree allows nurses to complete coursework during their hectic schedule, without the need to commute to campus. While the program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Campbellsville University is additionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence for over 20 years. The recognized schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on exceptional experiences. Campbellsville’s School of Nursing has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.
Additional Program Information
Campbellsville’s RN to BSN online program consists of 79 total credit hours, 42 of which can be transferred from a previous ADN or diploma program. Forty-one credit hours of general education courses are additionally required, making a total of 123 credits for the program.
The General Education component of undergraduate degrees provides the student with a basic understanding of a broad range of subjects. This supports the liberal arts emphasis of the University’s academic mission.
Students seeking RN to BSN that do not matriculate from the CU ADN Program may apply for the RN to BSN online program if they have completed an associate degree or diploma program for registered nursing and have a current, unencumbered license to practice nursing in their state of residence.
The following courses can be transferred in by completing an ADN or diploma program:
- NUR 100: Fundamentals of Nursing
- NUR 211: Maternal-Child Health
- NUR 103: Medical/Surgical Nursing I
- NUR 200: Psychiatric Nursing
- NUR 201: Medical/Surgical Nursing II
- NUR 203: Professional Nursing and Application to Practice
- NUR 204: Pharmacology for Nurses
- NUR 206: Pathophysiology
Take each course on this list:
- NUR 350: Advanced Health Assessment
- NUR 360: Transcultural Nursing
- NUR 370: Community Health Nursing I
- NUR 371: Community Health Nursing II
- NUR 380: Gerontology Nursing I
- NUR 381: Gerontology Nursing II
- NUR 410: Professional Nursing Leadership Capstone
Take each course on this list:
- BIO 322: Medical Microbiology
- NUR 340: Nursing Informatics
- PSY 361: Social Statistics
- SOC 362: Research Methods
Choose one of the following:
- BA 300: Contemporary Healthcare Management
- BA 375: Health Economics
- BA 400: Financial Management in Healthcare
To apply to Campbellsville’s RN to BSN program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application.
- Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended, along with a complete record of all courses attempted, to the Office of Admissions.
- If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.
- Submit a copy of their RN license.
Costs & Financial Aid
The online RN to BSN costs $325 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
A maximum of 72 credits can be transferred from a regionally accredited institution. Students wishing to transfer credits from an associate degree can easily do so through Campbellsville University’s Transfer Scholarship.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Nursing
Those who graduate from Campbellsville University’s online RN to BSN program can advance their nursing career. Potential career outcomes include:
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Yes. We offer a generous transfer policy for our online degree programs. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.
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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Disclosure
RN to BSN
The baccalaureate nursing program at Campbellsville University located in Campbellsville, KY is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/
MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Effective March 14, 2019, the master’s nursing program at Campbellsville University located in Campbellsville, KY is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 14, 2021.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp