School of Nursing
Waters College of Health Professions

RN-BSN Online Program Overview

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*offered online



For Individuals Who are Currently Registered Nurses

Our online RN-BSN Program is designed exclusively for individuals who are currently registered nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and achieve professional advancement and personal enrichment.  Our affordable, flexible, and individualized program means you can enroll part-time or full-time with faculty led courses.  With rich and varied sources of support to tap into, you will be among many who choose Georgia Southern University for their degrees in nursing.  Georgia Southern University is more than a web address…we are real. The (baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and/or post-graduate APRN certificate) at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The online program incorporates the same Program Outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes*) as the pre-licensure program, however, instructional methods that fit the requirements of online education are used within the courses.  Both synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (on your own, not live) formats are used.  Most of the course work is asynchronous but live sessions are scheduled in selected online courses for purposes of course orientations, presentation of content experts, faculty office hours, topic discussion and presentations.  There are typically alternative assignments to the live sessions available as necessary.  The asynchronous interactions include discussion board posts, assignments, in-course e-mail and phone communication.

Student Learning Outcomes for the RN-BSN Program

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, the graduate will be able to

  1. Synthesize core knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, and nursing as the foundation for professional practice.
  2. Use knowledge of organizational systems, leadership principles, and resources in becoming responsible, safe, and accountable professional nurses.
  3. Apply scholarship, inquiry, and analysis of current evidence to clinical judgment to improve individual and population health care outcomes.
  4. Incorporate healthcare information and technology to enhance clinical decision making in professional practice.
  5. Integrate knowledge of health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments into professional practice.
  6. Utilize inter-professional communication to develop collaborative partnerships for improving patient health outcomes.
  7. Apply a health promotion, disease and injury prevention framework to the care of individuals and populations.
  8. Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct as well as assume accountability for personal and professional behavior.

Last updated: 2/7/2019

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