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RN to BSN online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $8,950

Elevate your caring practice in as few as 12 months

Mississippi College's 100% online RN to BSN program is designed to develop compassionate and knowledgeable nurse leaders who will help transform health care. Designed specifically for working RNs, our CCNE-accredited program is flexible, affordable and convenient.

Through faith-based curricula and globally-engaged courses, our dedicated faculty equip RN to BSN online students with the values, competencies and understanding necessary to advance their nursing practice. In as few as 12 months, nurses can complete their degree requirements and expand their career options in health care centers, hospitals, clinics, community settings and schools.

 

Hear what we have to say about the advantages of our nursing program!

The program outcomes of the MC School of Nursing are designed to prepare a nurse generalist who will:

  • Incorporate clinical reasoning and Christian caring in the delivery of safe, holistic, patient-centered care to diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of settings
  • Integrate knowledge and accountability, with relevant evidence-based practice, as the critical thinking premise for all health care delivery
  • Understand how the effective use of technology and informatics can improve health care
  • Apply management and leadership concepts in the delivery of quality care services
  • Utilize communication techniques and collaborative skills to facilitate safe, quality outcomes with patients, families and populations

Courses

The coursework for the RN to BSN online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 30 credit hours.

Study at your own pace. Take one, two or three courses at a time ... the choice is yours.

To see the full list of RN to BSN online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Nursing admission process is the first step toward advancing professionally. Mississippi College has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the RN to BSN online program.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Mississippi College prides itself on offering a quality private school education at public university prices. The pay-by-the-course tuition cost for the RN to BSN online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our RN to BSN online students, the School of Nursing offers multiple start dates each year. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the RN to BSN online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the RN to BSN online, students must complete the required courses listed below (30 credit hours).

To view a list of general education requirements click here.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program. Focuses on concepts, processes and skills necessary to facilitate the transition to baccalaureate nursing practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Focuses on the acquisition of health assessment skills necessary for professional nursing practice (3 hour course with 1 hour of applied clinical skills).

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This course will examine patterns of health beliefs and values as determined by religion, culture, society, and history. A careful review of how views of health can influence health care, the health care delivery system, and specific elements of health throughout the life span will be undertaken.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the synthesis of theories and concepts related to contemporary nursing practice in community health. This course includes a clinical component in NUR 438.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Post or Co-requisite: NUR 435. Focuses on the synthesis of concepts, processes and skills necessary to promote health and prevent illness in population groups. Emphasis will be placed on managing care for the community as a client/patient rather than on individual health care. The three levels of prevention used in strategic planning for community health will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Students will be introduced to the application of informatics systems to nursing practice, healthcare, education, research, and administration. Integration of various theories will assist students to understand the importance of applying knowledge as they further develop their skills in information literacy. Students will learn how health care professionals can use information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve health care services.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Provides an overview of basic economic concepts and political issues related to the provision of health care in a global setting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on the research process and the development of an attitude of inquiry. The role of the nurse in conducting and utilizing research is explored.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on applications of current management theories and philosophies to nursing practice. This course includes a clinical component in NUR 418.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Post or Co-Requisite: NUR 415. This course focuses on the introduction of management functions, roles and responsibilities in the practice of quality nursing care and organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership and incorporating management principles in the professional nurse.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides an opportunity to explore ethical issues and current trends in health care from a Christian perspective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): Completion of all RN to BSN coursework and general education requirements. This course is the final RN to BSN course and will be taken at the end of the RN to BSN program. Allows the student to integrate research, leadership, community, policy, finance, ethics and Christian caring into a final project that will demonstrate role acquisition of the baccalaureate prepared nurse.

*Courses are available in the 7 week online format

6 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of the elements of composition through writing and analysis of expository prose with emphasis on short essays.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101. Required of all freshmen.
Corequisite(s): ENG 099.
The study of academic research and writing with special attention to information literacy. Students enrolled in ENG 102 must also concurrently register for the Writing Proficiency Examination (ENG 099).

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 and ENG 102 credit.
A survey of literary works that have been most influential in shaping the culture of the Western world. Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 and ENG 102 credit.
A survey of major British literary figures and their works. Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 and ENG 102 credit.
A survey of major American literary figures and their works. Fulfills the University Core Curriculum requirement.

3 hours required of the following

HIS 101 West Civ– 3 credit hours

HIS 103 World Civ– 3 credit hours

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of American history from the period of discovery and exploration to the new conditions and problems of the present day.

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A general overview of the background, development, and content of the Old Testament.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A general overview of the background, development, and content of the New Testament.

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

General survey of the nature of art, art media, the visual elements, and the history of art. Focus is on the relationship of art to contemporary living. Satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

General survey of the development of western music with focus on major composers, noted compositions, and musical style periods. The class will cover how the elements of music are used in all style periods and in some nonwestern music. This class satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a basic introduction to the understanding and appreciation of the theatre. It satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement.

7 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is approved for the core curriculum. A survey of the fundamental processes and concepts of human behavior. Topics include research methods, physiological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and social psychology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to nursing majors.
Lecture/Lab/Field/Meeting: Lecture three hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

A survey of the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and some parasites with an emphasis on their structure, physiology, and pathogenesis in man.

8 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 or CHE 141 or CHE 124 - Integrated Chemical Principles or equivalent or instructor’s consent.
Lecture/Lab/Field/Meeting: Lecture three hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

An integrated study of the gross and microscopic structures and normal functions of the human organism, emphasizing basic biological principles with a holistic human perspective. Topics to be covered include the cell, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 or CHE 141 or CHE 124 - Integrated Chemical Principles or equivalent or instructor’s consent.
Lecture/Lab/Field/Meeting: Lecture three hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

An integrated study of the gross and microscopic structure and normal functions of the human organism, emphasizing basic biological principles with a holistic human perspective. Topics to be covered include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, reproductive system, and human genetics.

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of basic nutrition throughout the life cycle, incorporating the nutrients and their relationship to various socio-economic, cultural, and regional conditions.

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course to the academic discipline of sociology that is international in scope. The course will focus on the contributions of sociology to understanding the society in which we live; the interactions of individuals within our society; various social inequities that distinguish society’s character; the mosaic of institutions that shape the look and feel of society; and the diverse effects of change over time upon individuals and society. Primary emphasis will be upon modernization and globalization.

3 hours required of the following

PSY 341 Developmental Psychology – 3 credit hours

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): MAT 100 or the equivalent.
This course builds upon basic algebraic concepts. it includes topics such as rational expressions, rational exponents, radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, graphing, systems of equations, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

3 hours required of the following

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing; PSY 201 or comparable course.
This is an introductory level course which focuses on central tendency and variability; the normal curve and transformations; probability theory; hypothesis testing to include one-way analysis of variance and factorial designs. Computer-assisted approaches to data processing and analysis are emphasized

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A study of elementary statistics for non-majors with an introduction to probability. Emphasis is placed on student understanding and interpretation of statistical data and computation. Mathematics majors should take MAT 353

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Admissions

The School of Nursing admission process is the first step towards changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Find out the requirements for the RN to BSN online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

 

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RN to BSN online Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete application and pay $25 application fee
  • Have a 2.0 GPA
  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • Possess a current unrestricted registered nurse license in state of residence
  • Have criminal background clearance for clinical practice in state of residence

Transcripts should be sent to:

Mississippi College
Office of Admissions
Box 4026
Clinton, MS 39058
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing an RN to BSN online:

Program Per Credit Per Three Credit Tuition
RN to BSN Online $298.33 $895 $8,950
General Education Courses $167 - -

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.
  2. Enter the code of: 002415 to choose MC as one of your options.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Department at 601.925.3212.

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Calendar

At Mississippi College, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate busy schedules. You can also find the deadline dates for your application, documents, registration and tuition payment for each of our online programs.

Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Course End Date
3/18/2019 3/1/2019 3/4/2019 3/5/2019 3/6/2019 5/5/2019
5/13/2019 5/3/2019 5/6/2019 5/7/2019 5/8/2019 6/30/2019
7/1/2019 6/21/2019 6/24/2019 6/25/2019 6/26/2019 8/18/2019
8/26/2019 8/16/2019 8/19/2019 8/20/2019 8/21/2019 10/13/2019
10/21/2019 10/11/2019 10/14/2019 10/15/2019 10/16/2019 12/15/2019
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