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Online RN to BSN Program

Advance your nursing career with SWU'S Online RN to BSN Degree Program

If you want to increase your salary, expand your employability and advance your nursing career, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help make that happen.

100% online degree program
No in-hospital clinicals required
Unlimited credit transfers
Self-paced course work
A dedicated, personal advisor
Ability to apply real-world knowledge

SWU's RN to BSN degree program is regionally accredited, taught by real-world experts, and offers the flexibility to earn as you learn. Apply online in just 15 minutes!

What You'll Learn

Through this program, you can become a leader in providing high-quality, evidence-based care. This fully online program teaches evidence-based nursing practices, innovative use of technology, and servant leadership rooted in Christian ethics. Our BS in Nursing degree program stands apart because it also incorporates Christ-centered strategies for handling the ethical challenges of today's health care environment.

Digital Health Assessments

Through the use of Health Assessment by Shadow Health®, nursing students at SWU are able to perform their digital assessment experiences completely online. Digital assessment experiences allow nursing students to demonstrate and perfect their clinical reasoning skills through life-like interactions with Digital Standardized Patients. Watch this video to see how it works.

Apply now!

Our simple, 15-minute application process is the first step toward earning your online BSN. Join our Christ-centered community today!

Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 24, 2020
Monday, January 11, 2021

Not Ready to Apply?

Questions or concerns? We're here for you every step of the way. Submit an inquiry and our SWU team will be in touch soon. We promise not to share your information.


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

Gender Non-Discrimination Policy (Title IX)