RN to BSN

As healthcare in America changes rapidly, the demand for BSN-prepared nurses continues to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of nursing will see an expected growth rate of 7 percent between 2019 and 2029. Growth will occur for several reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care, rising rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boomer population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

As healthcare in America changes rapidly, the demand for BSN-prepared nurses continues to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of nursing will see an expected growth rate of 7 percent between 2019 and 2029. Growth will occur for several reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care, rising rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boomer population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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RN to BSN

Our online RN to BSN track is designed to allow you to complete your BSN degree quickly while giving you the flexibility to continue working as a registered nurse. You will build on your current knowledge and skills and earn the BSN credentials you need to take advantage of opportunities to move into higher-level nursing roles or pursue graduate studies. Graduates will be prepared to take on management and leadership roles in the nursing field as well as specialty positions such as critical care nurses, genetics nurses, rehabilitation nurses, or other specialties. 

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Through the RN to BSN track, registered nurses can earn a CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ACU. As an RN who has passed the NCLEX exam, ACU will grant you 32 hours of nursing course credit towards your BSN allowing you to complete the degree in 28 track hours. 

Required Hours

28 Hours
8 months

Example Coursework

Leadership and Management
Evidence-Based Community and Population Health
Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
Synthesis of Baccalaureate Nursing

Department

Upcoming Start Dates

August 24, 2021
October 19, 2021

Common Job Titles

ER Nurse
Nurse Researcher
Nurse Case Manager
Flight Transport Nurse
Patient Advocate
Nursing Informatics Analyst
Medical Writer

 

 

Meet the Track Manager

Kelsey Gesling, RN to BSN

Kelsey Gesling is the track manager for the RN to BSN program and has been an instructor within ACU’s School of Nursing for the past two years. Her clinical experience comes from seven years in labor and delivery, as well as the operating room. While working in labor and delivery, she fell in love with encouraging female patients through the labor process and caring for their newborns. Her BSN and MSN are from West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and she specializes in Obstetrics and Women’s health nursing, Pharmacology, and Curriculum planning. She worked as an adjunct for WTAMU, assisting with a pharmacology lab course and teaching the obstetrics course for the undergraduate nursing program.

Kelsey lives in the Abilene area with her husband and children and is a devoted member of her local church. 

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RN to BSN

ACU’s online BSN to RN track is designed for practicing RNs who are interested in gaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in an online modality.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete a Diploma or Associate’s Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program.
  • Provide proof of active, unencumbered registered nurse licensure in the United States.
  • Be actively employed in a Registered Nurse role OR have work experience equivalent to a minimum of one year of full-time employment in the Registered Nurse role.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Fulfilled all university requirements and supplement to the major courses for full admission to the post-licensure track. 

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a grade of 75% or higher for all nursing courses taken at ACU.

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791

RN to BSN

Professional Licensing Disclosure for Abilene Christian University’s BSN Program

The practice of Nursing requires a professional license. Each state and US territory has its own standards to practice nursing, to sit for the professional licensure exam (the NCLEX-RN), and/or to transfer a license from one state/territory into its state/territory.

This document provides you a list of those states and territories where this institution has made the determination that its nursing curriculum either meets the educational requirements for licensure, does not meet the educational requirements for licensure, or no determination could be made whether it meets or does not meet the educational requirements for licensure.