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RN to BSN Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 32 Tuition: $9,028

Advance your nursing career with a convenient RN to BSN


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UWF’s 100% online curriculum is designed to help you get the skills and training you need to continue delivering the best patient care possible. It will also give you what you need to open doors to new and more advanced nursing positions and meet your personal goals.

You have a choice of six start dates each year in this CCNE-accredited program, with degree completion in as few as 12 months while benefiting from top-notch, experienced faculty.

In this top-ranked program, you’ll move forward with:

  • The knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully compete and advance into high-demand, higher-paying health care areas
  • An individual student coordinator who will provide support and mentoring throughout your degree program
  • The opportunity to complete your general education courses concurrently with your upper division nursing coursework
  • Practice activities that can be fulfilled in your home locale
  • A well-respected nursing degree from one of the state’s most highly ranked schools

Courses

The coursework for the RN to BSN online is accelerated and based on 7-week terms to provide flexibility to students by compressing the average time to completion. This program consists of 32 credit hours with 12 core courses.

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

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning the degree you've been dreaming of. We've streamlined the admission process to make it easier and less time-consuming. Requirements for the RN to BSN online program include an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

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

Tuition

We understand that it can be difficult to juggle work, classes, life and finances. Tuition for the RN to BSN online program is affordably priced. All fees are included in the total tuition cost displayed. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

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

Calendar

For the convenience of our RN to BSN online students, five start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register and pay for 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


For the RN to BSN online, the curriculum includes 32 semester credit hours within a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

For the RN to BSN student, this course focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills in health history interviews, health screening, and selected physical examination techniques. Identification of primary health needs and the ability to locate reliable internet resources is explored.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This introductory course for the RN to BSN student provides educational-based guidance in progressing into the role of the baccalaureate nurse through exploration of nursing theories, health care policy and the core health care professional competencies. Corequisite: NSP 3845.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Provides an introduction to the academic reading and writing characteristics of higher education for the RN to BSN student. Within the context of the nursing profession, the student will demonstrate the ability to read critically, write effective arguments, and practice the writing process using APA style format. Corequisite: NUR 3081.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the baccalaureate nursing student to evidence-based nursing practice. Students will explore quality care initiatives through the integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment and patient preferences. GR-W Prerequisite: STA 2023 with a grade of "C" or higher/Corequisite: NSP 4846.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Continues the foundation for the academic reading and writing characteristics of higher education for the RN to BSN student. Within the context of evidence-based nursing practice, the student will conduct a scholarly literature review, write extended arguments and further develop writing expertise using APA style format. Corequisite: NUR 4165.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This RN to BSN course emphasizes practice of public health and community-based nursing. The course emphasizes systems-level health promotion and disease prevention, using the public health sciences of epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and community assessment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

For the RN to BSN student, this course explores holistic nursing strategies for health promotion and risk reduction in the older adult.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This capstone course focuses on the role of nurse as health educator. The student will design and implement an evidence-based teaching plan for a vulnerable population in the community setting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This RN to BSN course provides an overview of essential nurse leader/manager skills, knowledge and expertise required for complex health care environments. An emphasis on quality and safety initiatives will be examined to ensure the provision of highly reliable care.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

For the RN to BSN student, this course focuses on the principles and concepts of pharmacology, current population specific treatment and related nursing practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

For the RN to BSN student, this course is designed to integrate disease processes, health care and nursing interventions. This course examines the pathophysiological processes that occur in the human body.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

For the RN to BSN student to explore legal concepts and regulations that guide professional nursing practice. Examines ethical decision making related to nursing practice and health care.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the RN to BSN online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

RN to BSN Online Requirements

Any individual with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree is eligible to apply for admission to the RN to BSN online program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

Potential students must complete the common prerequisites for nursing with a grade of "C" or better and either:

  • Completed or "in progress" to complete the General Education requirements at the University of West Florida; or
  • Earned an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution; or
  • Earned the equivalent from another accredited college or university

In addition to the University’s general admission requirements as described in the Undergraduate Admissions section of the catalog, students seeking the BSN must meet the following additional requirements at the time of application:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from a community college
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.75 on 4.0 scale
  • Current unencumbered United States RN license in the state(s) student will reside while completing any portion of the nursing coursework.
    • Military spouses holding a valid U.S. registered nursing license and stationed at an overseas U.S. base may be considered for admission
  • Submission of the RN-BSN Handbook acknowledgment signature page and signed departmental acceptance form

All transcripts need to be sent to admissions@uwf.edu. The Office of Admissions must admit a student before the nursing department can review their application for acceptance.

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Tuition


We understand the need for the value of your educational investment to be high—and for the cost to be manageable. The tuition for UWF's online nursing degrees makes them some the most affordable programs in Florida. In addition, nurses employed by one of our partner health care facilities are eligible for an Affiliate Partner Discount off the rate below. Please call our enrollment specialists at 877-588-2502 to find out if you qualify.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program** Per Program with Partner Discount
RN to BSN $282.13 $846.39 $9,028 $8,028

*Per course tuition based on three-credit hour courses.

**Total tuition and fees only includes tuition and the following fees for the program: non-refundable application fee of $30 and an online fee of $16.50 per credit hour. Other costs may be associated with the program, including textbooks.

Fees

A $30 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

Refund Policy

Individual Class Withdrawal

After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from a course while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the 10th week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of "W" will be assigned during this period. Students may process withdrawals online through the Withdrawal app in the Registration folder in MyUWF. Students also have the option of submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar (Pensacola main campus or the UWF Emerald Coast at Fort Walton Beach campus).

Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course.

Withdraw From All Courses (University Withdrawal)

Currently enrolled students may withdraw through MyUWF. Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the fourth week of a full semester will receive a grade of "WR" (partial refund). A grade of "WR" is not computed in the UWF GPA.

Students withdrawing from all courses after the fourth week through the end of the 10th week of any fall or spring semester will receive a grade of "W" in each course. Students withdrawing after the designated automatic "W" deadline through the last day of instruction will be assigned a grade of "W" or "WF" at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Grades of "WF" are computed in the UWF GPA. Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date.

View additional information regarding refund policies

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Calendar


RN to BSN Online

Course Start Date Application Deadline* Registration Deadline** Tuition Deadline Drop/Add Period
August 28, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 21, 2017 September 3, 2017 August 28-September 3, 2017
October 16, 2017 September 15, 2017 October 11, 2017 October 22, 2017 October 16-22, 2017

*Application and all documents must be submitted by this date.

**Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $100 fee.

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Why You Should Choose UWF:

OnlineColleges.net
No. 24 in the "Best Online RN to BSN Degree Programs" - OnlineColleges.net (2016)
The Princeton Review
A “Best Southeastern College” - The Princeton Review (2003-2015)
Forbes
One of “America’s Top Colleges” - Forbes (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)