Nursing (BSN)

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If you are a Registered Nurse, Athens State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program can help broaden your understanding of best practices in nursing and prepare you for leadership positions in a healthcare setting.
The RN to BSN program, which can be completed 100% online or on-campus, provides a flexible, convenient pathway to a bachelor’s degree that can be completed in as little as 15 months.
Cohorts begin each fall, spring and summer.

The RN to BSN curriculum prepares nurses to:

  • Provide quality care that promotes patient safety.
  • Employ the elements of evidence-based practice, including evaluating evidence and integrating best practices into patient care.
  • Integrate ethics and ethical practice into all aspects of nursing care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including policy development, disparities in healthcare, and social factors that affect healthcare.
  • Use interprofessional communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills to improve patient health outcomes.
  • Implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies for individuals and populations.
  • Apply nursing, organizational, and systems leadership concepts across health care settings.
The Athens State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares graduates for careers in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, home healthcare companies, and more!

Careers could include:

  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nurse


  • Minimum 36 earned transferable semester hours from regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 15 hours applicable to general education requirements
  • Eligible to return to previously attended colleges or universities
  • Current, unencumbered RN License

The University reserves the right to determine the applicability of any transfer credit toward the fulfillment of a student’s degree requirements at Athens State.

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