RN to BSN Online
Open new doors in your nursing career with Columbus State's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree program. One of the top programs of its kind in the country, this program also has one of the nation's highest placement rates.
What you'll gain:
- Instruction from highly qualified faculty members with a variety of nursing backgrounds
- A well-respected nursing degree from a top 150 Best Online Bachelor's Program (U.S. News & World Report).
- A focus on the evidence-based practice process
Another benefit: all our faculty members are experienced nurses who give you the specialized expertise and valuable real-world insight to advance to new levels in your nursing practice. This CCNE-accredited program has full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing and complies with the Georgia Board of Nursing Articulation Plan.
The course work for the RN to BSN online degree program is accelerated, and is based on 7-week terms to provide flexibility for the student and to help shorten average time to completion. This program includes instruction in the collaboration, communication, critical thinking and evidence-based, clinical practice applications required of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse, as well as a senior project focused on the application of evidence-based principles related to a clinical topic. To see the full list of courses for this online nursing degree program, View courses
Tuition for the RN to BSN online degree program is very competitive, and the tuition cost is the same for both Georgia and non-Georgia residents. To help make the program tuition costs more manageable, enrolled students can pay by the course while progressing through their online program. Related fees can also be paid per 7-week term, or per semester, as applicable. Financial aid may also be available for those students who qualify. To learn more about tuition costs for this online RN to BSN program, View tuition
To apply to the RN to BSN online degree program, you must be admitted to Columbus State University and have submitted all related, required documents for your application, have a valid RN license and have earned a minimum nursing grade point average of 2.5. To learn more about all the admission requirements for this RN to BSN online degree program, View admissions
The academic calendar for the RN to BSN online degree program is arranged to offer maximum start date flexibility for online students, allowing for two starts per fall or spring semester. Additional flexibility is built in with a document deadline that extends beyond the application deadline, to allow for receipt of a completed application. To see our calendar, including upcoming start dates and important deadlines for this RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program, View calendar
For the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program, students must complete the following course work, which includes a senior project.
*Total program includes core and nursing prerequisite courses 63 hours, and nursing 60 hours, however 32 credits are awarded on successful completion of NURS 3191 and completing 6.67 credits of nursing courses.
Columbus State online tuition is the same—both in-state and out-of-state, and is conveniently payable by course.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Fees|
|RN to BSN||$290||
$132.50 institution fee per 7-week term
$39.50 tech fee per 7-week term
$33.50 Activity Fee per 7 week term
$34 per course instructional fee
$149.50 Tk20 fee—see below
$40 application fee
Students must purchase a Tk20 account when accepted into the program. A Tk20 account can be purchased for $149.50 through the CSU bookstore. Purchase Tk20
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admissions process for your Columbus State RN to BSN. You must have:
- Been admitted to Columbus State University
- A valid, unencumbered RN license in the state in which you plan to complete your clinicals
- Earned a minimum nursing grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale
- Submitted a completed application including all requirements outlined in the application, including submission of all official transcripts
- Completed sufficient core and pre-requisite courses. For more information, contact Nursing Advising at email@example.com or 706-507-8581. We will accept students missing all core; however, when they join us, they cannot carry more than 15 hours of core into the program. If they have more than 15 hours outstanding, they focus on core until they reach the 15-hour window. This is addressed in the mandatory advising appointment.
- NOT been excluded from another RN-BSN program for any reason, including (but not limited to) academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior or course failure (If student attended another nursing program they must submit a letter from the school's Director or Dean of Nursing indicating their eligibility to return)
- Click here to review RN-BSN degree requirements
Out of State Students
If you live outside the state of Georgia, state regulations may limit your distance education options. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver specific programs in your state, please email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. Other types of questions should be sent to the academic department offering the online course.
Columbus State University's programs leading to all levels of licensure, endorsement, and professional certification are designed to satisfy the requirements of their respective Georgia boards governing licensure. CSU does NOT guarantee that these programs will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in other states or territories. Programs effected by state licensing requirements may include, but are not limited to, programs in Nursing, Leadership, and Education. Students from outside of Georgia who are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.
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The academic calendar for the RN to BSN online program offers the flexibility and convenience of multiple start dates per year, as well as other important dates for students.
|Semester||Start Date||Application Deadline||Deadline for Receipt of All Documents Needed for Admission||Registration Deadline||Tuition/Fees Deadline|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||December 8, 2017||January 8, 2018||January 21, 2018||January 22, 2018|
|Spring 2 Semester 2018||March 13, 2018||February 13, 2018||February 27, 2018||March 12, 2018||March 13, 2018*|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||May 13, 2018||May 27, 2018||June 12, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||June 30, 2018||July 15, 2018||August 19, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Fall 2 Semester 2018||October 11, 2018||September 11, 2018||August 28, 2018||October 10, 2018||October 11, 2018*|
*This tuition/fees deadline applies only to students who were NOT enrolled in the previous session
Additional Important Dates
|Semester||Start Date||Schedule Adjustment Period (DROP ONLY)||Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty||Last Day of Classes|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||January 22, 2018||February 5, 2018||March 9, 2018|
|Spring 2 Semester 2018||March 13, 2018||March 13, 2018||March 27, 2018||May 7, 2018|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||June 13, 2018||June 27, 2018||July 31, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||August 20, 2018||September 3, 2018||October 9, 2018|
|Fall 2 Semester 2018||October 11, 2018||October 11, 2018||October 24, 2018||December 10, 2018|