RN to BS in Nursing - SELU
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing is offering this program completely online for qualified students, primarily for adult learners. The interactive program includes a learning facilitator who works directly with students to assist them in completing the program. The curriculum is comprised of general education courses and professional nursing courses. The nursing component consists of 18 hours of required nursing courses and 12 hours of nursing elective courses. This accelerated pace provides students the opportunity to take more courses in each session and to complete the program in three semesters.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses comprise the largest sector of healthcare professionals, holding 2.6 million jobs in 2008. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. In addition, the number of older people, in need of nursing care is projected to grow rapidly. RNs who achieve a BS in Nursing are often recognized for unique leadership skills and integral team members. Additionally, administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching often require a BS or higher degree.
The RN to BSN can be earned entirely online and requires 120 credit hours (30 hours in the Nursing curriculum) earned by taking courses such as:
- N 235 Professional Development Transition: RN to BS in Nursing 1 hour
- N 332 Health Assessment of Families/Groups/Communities 1 hour
- N 319 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3 hours
- N 331 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 3 hours
- N 376 Professional Role: Advocate 2 hours
- N 378 Research in Nursing 2 hours
- N 479 Professional Nurse Role: Manager 2 hours
- N 487 Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice 2 hours
- N 482 Promoting a Healthy Community 1 hour
- N 488 Promoting a Healthy Community Lab 1 hour
CALL SCHOOL - Southeastern Louisiana University
Southeastern Louisiana University is a state-funded public university in Hammond, Louisiana. Southeastern offers a CALL BS degree in nursing which may be completed entirely online under the "fast track" method or in a regular semester format. The CALL program is especially appropriate for mature adults with a clear focus and desire to pursue a distinct course of study based upon educational and work experiences.
Jean Urick, RN, MSN
Please contact the departmental office to make an appointment with a School of Nursing advisor 985-549-2156.