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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

RN to BSN degree completion program
(Springfield campus)

This program is designed for individuals who have already earned an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and are Registered Nurses (RN). If you do not have an ASN degree, you may apply for our ASN program at our Springfield campus or for our pre-licensure bachelor of science in nursing program on the Bolivar campus.

Designed with the working professional in mind, and easily accessible to current ASN students, the ACEN-accredited RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program on SBU's Springfield campus allows you to pursue a baccalaureate degree while advancing your skills as a professional nurse.

This nationwide RN to BSN program offers a flexible course sequence option, including a fully online curriculum and Practice Experiences that can be completed where you live. No onsite visits are required. Faculty are dedicated to helping you realize your professional goals while also balancing work and personal demands.

If you are a current ASN student in SBU's College of Health Professions, you have the option to accelerate your degree by taking up to two BSN courses per semester while concurrently enrolled in the ASN program. This flexibility is just one reason we are confident we offer one of the best BSN degree programs available. We encourage our students to achieve more, while creating attainable resources to help make that happen.

The RN-BSN degree program is offered through SBU's College of Health Professions.

Want to learn more?

Visit the SBU-Springfield Campus page to learn more about the campus, cost, scholarships and financial aid, and more.

Springfield Campus Information



(employed as a BSN-prepared RN at the time of graduation)

RN-BSN Student Learning Outcomes (PDF

Contact Admissions

Paula Palmer
(417) 447-8672 (office)
(417) 399-0266 (cell)

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education in partnership with a nationally recognized healthcare system, Mercy Health System.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Teclaire Mbome Ntui-Ayuk
"I was challenged and learned something new with every one of my patient experiences and was given so many learning opportunities! The staff not only went above and beyond to assist students in their learning and understanding, but also taught me the compassion and care I now use with my patients every day!"
Teclaire Mbome Ntui-Ayuk '14
BSN Graduate

Admissions Requirements

Complete the College of Health Professions admissions process to be considered for admission to SBU's RN to BSN program.

  • Applicants who have attended SBU in the past but have a break of one year or longer in enrollment must reapply to SBU.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 
  • Records and/or requirements must be submitted:  
    • Current RN license in state of residence/employment. 
    • Current BLS certification 
    • Photo ID/driver’s license 
    • Students accepted into the RN-BSN program are required to submit the following within the designated time limits to become fully admitted into the program
      • negative drug screen
      • acceptable background check
      • immunizations
    • Unlicensed new graduates must provide an anticipated date for taking NCLEX-RN®. Following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN® examination, licensure must be verified.

All admissions are provisional until the required information is received. Admission criteria subject to change.

Malpractice insurance is provided to all students upon admission to the RN-BSN program, to protect the student and the University when the student is serving in a nursing capacity for any school-related project or fulfilling required practice experience hours.