RNtoMSN.org analyzed more than 500 universities with online RN-BSN programs and based their rankings factors, such as the university’s academic reputation, student completions, average debt and earnings, and program costs.
Georgia Southern’s RN-BSN program is housed in the School of Nursing and was developed for registered nurses prepared with an associate degree to upgrade their RN credentials with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
“The flexibility built into the program of study allows students to complete the program at a pace that is comfortable for them. The program can be completed in two semesters, which is one of the fastest in the nation,” stated Sheri Carey, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, program director. “Most students choose to complete the program in three to four semesters.” The program consists of eight online courses that provide nurses with more advanced training to better care for patients.
“As a program within a University System of Georgia, tuition is significantly less than the tuition at a proprietary/for profit school. The program chooses books that can be used for more than one course and some books are available through an electronic course reserve in the library, which helps with the affordability of the program. The only fee students in the program pay is for liability insurance, which they purchase through the university at a discounted rate.”