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Nursing (BSN)

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OnlineU Most Affordable Online DegreesThe onset of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how critical healthcare professionals like you are to the well-being of our society. It also taught us that many avenues lead to impact, and if you’re in need of a change, there’s never been a better time to advance your credentials.

Whether you’re looking to go on to graduate nursing studies or upskill for a more fulfilling career, the online RN-BSN program at Athens State University will help you achieve your unique goals. Our affordable tuition, supportive faculty, and flexible online learning environment will empower you to succeed in the classroom and beyond, preparing you to become the nursing leader you’ve always known you could be.

Dedicated people like you transfer to Athens State for their online RN-BSN because we know what it takes to get you across the finish line. How will you transform lives with your nursing degree? We can’t wait to find out.

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What You’ll Learn

Our dynamic curriculum prepares you for the road ahead, no matter your next step. During your time in the online RN-BSN, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop leadership and management skills in healthcare settings
  • Provide professional, quality care as a generalist who promotes patient safety
  • Employ the elements of evidence-based practice in patient care
  • Apply healthcare informatics and emerging technologies in your practice
  • Integrate ethics and ethical practice into all aspects of nursing care
  • Discuss healthcare policy and imagine new solutions to pressing challenges

BSN Program Mission

The BSN Program provides a pathway for success for registered nurses seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  The program provides student-centered learning experiences in a supportive environment to prepare registered nurses to assume leadership positions, manage complex clinical care, and improve the health and welfare of the individuals and populations within their community and across the nation. The BSN program fosters lifelong personal and professional development and offers a variety of direct and indirect experiential learning opportunities to correlate student learning with contemporary healthcare systems.

BSN Program Goals

The BSN in Nursing program prepares the registered nurse to be a professional health care practitioner, who provides compassionate and ethical care, which is based on research and scientific evidence, and who serves the dynamic health care needs of the individual patient, family, community, or population, and the health care environment across the lifespan.

Embark on a Meaningful Career

Demand for nurses is expected to grow by 9% from 2020 to 2030. While nurses with a BSN earn $75,000 per year on average, this degree also helps prepare you for roles such as*:

Nurse Educator
Median Annual Salary: $77,440

Nurse Recruiter
Median Annual Salary: $62,290

Compliance Officer
Median Annual Salary: $71,650

Health Education Specialist
Median Annual Salary: $60,600



Undergraduate Programs


Fast-Track/Joint Enrollment BSN

Undergraduate Programs

CCNE Accedited


The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at the Athens State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://ccneaccreditation.org/)

Learning Partnerships

We have learning partnerships with Huntsville Hospital Health System, Crestwood Medical Center, and Cullman Regional Medical Center.

In the News

  • Athens State Establishes Joint Enrollment BSN Program with Wallace State – Hanceville

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  • Athens State Establishes Fast-Track BSN Program with Drake State

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  • Athens State’s BSN program receives CCNE Accreditation