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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Online

Gain the clinical reasoning and leadership skills you need to advance your nursing practice and create real change in health care. With instruction from respected faculty who are well-versed in distance learning and technologies, this program can be completed in as few as 12 months while you continue in your current career.

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Program Overview

Right now is unquestionably an exciting time to be a nurse. Never before has there been so much opportunity to choose where you work, in which setting and how much career advancement you want.

icon $9,500 Total Tuition*
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
icon $9,500 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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In the 100% online RN to BSN program, you'll learn how to:

  • Apply nursing theory to guide decision-making for professional practice
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for individuals, families and communities
  • Evaluate scientific evidence and apply its findings to recipients of care
  • Apply leadership skills to influence quality of care and patient safety
  • Collaborate with colleagues on interdisciplinary health teams to promote wellness and identify and implement changes to improve outcomes of care

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UL Lafayette RN to BSN Advantages

 

Tuition

We understand that it can be challenging to manage work, classes, life and finances. That’s why UL Lafayette offers an affordable online education with pay-as-you-go options. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

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$9,500* Total Tuition
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$316.66 Per Credit Hour

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Corequisite Course Tuition

Tuition for non-nursing courses is dependent on the number of general courses taken and residency requirements. Nursing courses do not count toward the credit hours labeled in the table on the bursar's page. The cost of the general courses is calculated based on the number of general course credit hours taken.

For more information about payment plan options, financial aid, and credit adjustments, please visit our Tuition Policy page.

Heather Lee

"Obtaining my BSN degree has always been a goal of mine. Like so many other nurses, I had a lot of anxiety about going back to school after being out of the classroom for so long. UL Lafayette's 100% online program has worked beautifully for me. It allows me to work school into my busy schedule at a time convenient for me."

- Heather Lee, RN to BSN online graduate

Calendar

Our RN to BSN online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule.

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Course Start Date Application Deadline Documents Deadline Registration Open Priority Registration Deadline** Tuition Deadline Term End Date
June 10, 2019 (Summer A) May 27, 2019 June 3, 2019 April 1, 2019 May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 August 2, 2019
August 26, 2019 (Fall A) August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 April 1, 2019 August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 October 15, 2019
October 21, 2019 (Fall B) October 7, 2019 October 14, 2019 April 1, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 9, 2019 December 10, 2019

**Registration is available past the Priority Registration Deadline, but a $50 late fee will be charged to your account. Late registration typically cuts off two days after the term start date in the Spring and Fall and one day after for the Summer term.

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from UL Lafayette?

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Admissions

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step towards changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

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icon Accredited ADN Degree
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icon Accredited ADN Degree
icon Minimum 2.5 GPA
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RN to BSN Online Admission Requirements

Before applying, please check to see if this program is available in your area. UL Lafayette's RN to BSN online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Please note: There is no time limit for transferring credits into the RN to BSN online program.

To meet admission requirements for the RN to BSN online, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable $25 application fee
  • Possess and submit an active, unencumbered RN license
  • Provide proof of one of the following items:
    • Associate Degree Nurses: An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution that is also accredited by ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or NLN CNEA, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all coursework related to the ADN and any non-nursing courses that transfer into the program
    • Diploma Nurses: Completion of a diploma program in nursing from a regionally accredited U.S. institution that is also accredited by ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or NLN CNEA, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all coursework and any non-nursing courses that transfer into the program

      Note: Individuals with an ADN or diploma from institutions that are not ACEN or NLN CNEA accredited are not eligible for enrollment in the RN to BSN program.

  • Transfer students should have official transcripts from every collegiate institution attended mailed directly from the granting institution to the Office of Admissions. Hand-carried copies/transcripts are not considered official.
  • Mailing address for transcripts:

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
    P.O. Box 41210
    Lafayette, LA 70504

    Mailing address for transcripts sent from a courier service (e.g., FedEx, DHL) that requires a physical address:

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment
    1311 Johnston Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501

    Email address for transcripts sent electronically: etranscripts@louisiana.edu

    LPN transcripts are not necessary unless general education courses were taken that will transfer into the program and the institution granting the LPN is regionally accredited.

    International Students:

    • International credits will not transfer into the RN to BSN program. International students may be eligible for the program if they have earned an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from an ACEN-accredited U.S. program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all coursework related to the ADN and any non-nursing courses that transfer into the program.
    • Student must be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen or have an approved work visa. All inquiries/questions regarding approved work visas should contact the Assistant Director of International Admissions at 337-482-6460.

    Note: Due to compliance regulations, all programs may not be offered in every state. Please check with the enrollment specialist to verify that this program is offered in your state.

    Registration Requirements

    Prior to registering for your first course, the Immunization Waiver form must be completed and sent to Student Health Services. Follow the steps below to complete the form.

    • You must fill out the highlighted fields in both the Immunization Exemption Request (Section B) and the TB Questionnaire (Section C: Part 1)
    • If requesting a waiver (Section B), you must indicate “All vaccinations” in response to “Vaccination(s) for which I am requesting exemption.” We advise you to select the Personal Exemption box.
    • If you answer "Yes" to any question in Section C: Part 1 of the TB Screening, please note that Section C: Part II must be completed
    • After completing all necessary sections of the form as instructed, you should email the form to Student Health Services at shs@louisiana.edu
    • If you do not fill out all highlighted sections and check all necessary boxes in the Immunization Exemption Request and TB Questionnaire, your proof of immunization record will be denied, and the hold will not be lifted. Student Health Services does not typically notify students whether the form is denied or accepted. You should check Self-Service Banner to see if your immunization hold has been lifted.
    • If you have completed all steps to submit the immunization form and are experiencing difficulty having the hold lifted, please email gradschool@louisiana.edu for further assistance
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"My education at UL Lafayette has encouraged me to not just practice nursing, but to pioneer best practice changes in the field."

- Misty Soto, RN to BSN online graduate

Courses

The RN to BSN online program at UL Lafayette consists of 30 hours of nursing coursework. In addition to the nursing core courses, students must also meet the state of Louisiana's general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Prior to every term, please check the course schedule and textbook listing for any updates.

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NURS 327: Community Health Nursing with Diverse Populations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Factors affecting the provision of community-focused health care across populations. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 354.

NURS 344: Nursing in a Disaster for RN to BSN

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Disaster planning and response by a variety of agencies. Impact of a disaster on the population and nursing's role in management of health needs. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS354.

NURS 353: Orientation for RN to BSN

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Academic and technological support resources and strategies for success for the online student. Open to RN to BSN students only. Must be taken in first session of enrollment. Grading Option: CR/NC.

NURS 354: Transition to Professional Nursing for RN to BSN

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

Emphasis is on theoretical and ethical/legal foundations of practice, leadership and management, communication skills, and expanded accountability. Open to RN to BSN students only. (NURS 354 must be taken and successfully completed before a student can enroll in any other nursing course.)

NURS 355: Health and Physical Assessment

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Comprehensive overview of systematic physical examination and health evaluation. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 354.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Genetic factors which influence the human condition. Prereq: NURS 354

NURS 406: Evidence-Based Practice for RN to BSN

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Analysis and application of data for decision support and to effect outcomes of care. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 354. Completion of approved statistics course before enrolling in NURS 406.

NURS 421: Nursing Leadership and Management for RN to BSNs

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Professional role development as nursing leaders and managers including clinical leaders. Decision-making, negotiating, collaborating, problem-solving, and team-building in assuring patient-care quality. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 354.

NURS 499: Capstone Project

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

Culmination of learning experiences guided by baccalaureate Program's student learner outcomes. Integration of concepts, theories, and principles related to professional nursing role. Open to RN to BSN students only. Prerequisite: All RN to BSN courses (nursing and non-nursing).

The corequisite courses listed below must be completed prior to graduation from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Most courses can be completed in an accelerated online format through UL Lafayette at this time. You may transfer equivalent credit in for these courses or take available courses online through UL Lafayette. Corequisite courses include:

  • English Literature1
  • Statistics1
  • Chemistry1
  • General Biology1
  • Communications1
  • Art
  • History
  • English Composition3
  • General/ Introduction to Psychology1
  • College Algebra
  • Anatomy & Physiology4
  • Microbiology2
  • 200/300 Level Behavioral Science

1Denotes courses offered through UL Lafayette in a 7-week, online accelerated format. To view a schedule of course offerings, please see the course schedule.

2Denotes courses not currently offered online through UL Lafayette. These courses may be transferred in from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

3English Composition 6 Hours of English Composition are required

4Biology A&P 1 and 2 are required

Transfer students must earn 30 credits from UL, so additional courses may need to be taken.

There is no time limitation applicable to transfer credits into the Online RN to BSN Program.

University credit may be granted through approved transfer of equivalent courses. Transcripts will be reviewed and credit awarded on an individual basis. Credit accepted by the Admissions Office is valid for degree credit only to the extent that it satisfies course requirements in the BSN curriculum. The College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions has final authority for determining which transfer credits may be applied in the RN to BSN Program.

Taiye Ajayi

"I'm so happy to be the 1,000th graduate. It's a privilege. I'm so happy that I went for that program. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made."

- Taiye Ajayi, RN to BSN online graduate

*Tuition may vary and is based on the total estimated credit hours within the program's major and current per credit hour rate. Additional fees may apply.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Louisiana State Legislature. The University reserves the right to increase prices at any time. This schedule of fees is based on regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

** Registration is available past the Priority Registration Deadline, but a $50 late fee will be charged to your account. Late registration typically cuts off two days after the term start date in the Spring and Fall and one day after for the Summer term.

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