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Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

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The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Online RN to BSN Program

Take your expertise to the next level.

You’ve already found your calling. You get a rush from helping others and changing lives. You love your career; you just want to make a bigger impact. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help make that happen.

Our 100% online degree program will give you the nursing skills you need to keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare field. And because we understand that you’re a working nurse who’s already busy saving lives and caring for patients, we’ve designed our program to fit the busiest of schedules. In-hospital clinicals are not required because we’ve invested in tools that can give you the same clinical exposure from wherever you choose.

What will I learn?

SWU’s RN to BSN program will mold you into a healthcare hero capable of providing the highest-quality care. You’ll become familiar with the latest technology and take a closer look at the practices you need to serve your patients in this rapidly changing environment.

You’ll also learn the value of incorporating faith into your work, and how it can benefit your patients. For a deeper understanding of how to apply faith to your work, consider pursuing our Virtuous Servant Leadership certification as an add-on to your BSN program. 

will i get the same experience online?

Like we’ve said before, we know you’re busy. For many working nurses, finding time in your schedule to complete an in-person clinical would be a strain. That’s why we’ve incorporated Health Assessments by Shadow Health® into our program. With this technology, you’ll be able to complete digital assessment experiences online as well.

Through these assessments, you’ll demonstrate what you’ve learned in class on Digital Standardized Patients with life-like interactions. Talk to them, examine them and treat them all from your computer. Watch this video to see how it works.

Apply now!

It only takes 15 minutes to apply to our online RN to BSN program.

Online Program Start Dates

Monday, February 8, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021

Get in touch to learn more.

Have questions? We can help. Send us your info above, and we’ll reach out to you. Don’t worry, we won’t share your info with anyone else.


At a Glance



South Carolina ADN graduates: SWU is proud to accept all ADN Associate Nursing degrees (or comparable) under the Partnership Agreement between South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) and the SC Technical College System. Learn more in this PDF.

There is no limit on the number of potential transfer credits as long as the courses meet established transfer requirements and are from a regionally accredited college or university.

There are not additional course prerequisites as part of the acceptance into the RN to BSN degree at SWU. Applicants must have an earned associate degree in nursing with at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

Cross representing Christian ethic of care in SWU's online RN to BSN program

Professionalism, Servant Leadership and Christian Ethic of Care

SWU’s online RN to BSN program is focused on developing virtuous professionals who demonstrate servant leadership characteristics rooted in the Christian ethic of care. Through this program, you will become a leader in providing high-quality, evidence-based care. Graduates will be prepared to practice servant leadership and ethical, evidence-informed, collaborative healthcare supporting individuals, families, communities, and diverse populations.

Certification in Virtuous Servant Leadership

Nurses can earn their BSN with certification in Virtuous Servant Leadership fully online, working from home and in their home community, while collaborating with other nurses throughout the country. 

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Earned an Associate Degree in Nursing with at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure (USA). License must be active for the duration of the student's enrollment.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from all colleges and universities attended. If a candidate's GPA is below 2.75, the student may be admitted on a conditional basis, on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Admissions Committee, based on criteria set by the Dean of the RN to BSN Nursing Program. Students who are admitted with conditional status must meet certain conditions during their first semester at SWU in order to be permitted to continue in the RN to BSN Nursing Program.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers can do this evaluation, and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services provides a list of approved agencies. From the NACES list, Southern Wesleyan recommends using World Education Services or Josef Silny.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet the official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or demonstrate equivalent evidence of proficiency in English, such as an overall band score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS test.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.

Additional information related to SWU’s non-discrimination policies include:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX)