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 34-hour 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 eight-week block schedule with one block of experiential service learning activities 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 at Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU, 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.
Visit the SBU-Springfield Campus page to learn more about the campus, cost, scholarships and financial aid, and more.
The Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Associate of Science in Nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Classroom D of the JF Johnson Education Center located at 4431 S Fremont Ave, Springfield, MO.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 7, 2019.
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.
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!
To be admitted to the SBU Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion program, please complete the following steps:
Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Human Growth & Development
Chemistry for Allied Health
Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Director of Admissions
Cindy Todd, DNP, RN
RN-BSN Program Chair, Assistant Professor
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|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|COM 2393||Interpersonal Communications||3|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
|KIN 1162||Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness||2|
|BEH 3243||Elementary Statistics||3|
|NUR 3453||Spirituality in Health Care||3|
|NUR 3203||Transition to BSN Role||3|
|NUR 3383||Gerontological Nursing||3|
|NUR 4013||Health Care in Culturally Diverse Populations||3|
|NUR 3373||Professional Health Care Practice||3|
|NUR 3563||Health Care Informatics||3|
|NUR 4333||Research and Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR 3303||Health Assessment||3|
|NUR 4434||Administration and Leadership||4|
|NUR 4404||Community Health||4|
Thirty hours of lower division credit will be awarded toward the major requirements
for students from an accredited Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate of Applied
Science in Nursing, or diploma program.
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
*NOTE: Students entering the BSN program will automatically be enrolled in NUR 3010 New Student Orientation. This is a no-cost/no-credit course designed to familiarize the student with the program and learning management system.
Download in PDF format:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Plan