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Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

RN to BSN Online Nursing Degree

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN degree program at Southern Wesleyan University is designed for registered nurses who desire to advance their career and enrich their professional development. Through this program, you can become a leader in providing high-quality, evidence-based care.

Our affordable, flexible RN to BSN program is perfectly designed for your busy life as a working nurse. This fully online program teaches evidence-based nursing practices, innovative use of technology, and servant leadership rooted in Christian ethics.


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.

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, January 7, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019

 

At a Glance

Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Wesleyan University.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Wesleyan University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 8876791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Southern Wesleyan does not advise students on what will or will not be accepted by their state department/board of nursing. Students are encouraged to contact their state department/board of nursing to ensure the degree offered by Southern Wesleyan University meets state requirements. Additionally, Southern Wesleyan cannot determine credentials for individuals desiring to teach at the collegiate level as this varies by accreditor and is based on each individual's collegiate credit history.

Digital Assessment Experience

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. Digital assessment experiences are powered by the conversation engine (virtual patients that can answer over 250,000 questions) and assessed using our proprietary Student Performance Index™.

Learn more about Health Assessment

RN to BSN Online Digital Health Assessment by Shadow Health

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. Read more about the Gender Nondiscrimination Policy.

If you would like to speak with someone concerning an alleged violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy, or would like to file a complaint, you can speak to our University Title IX Coordinator. The Acting Title IX Coordinator for Southern Wesleyan University is the Director of Human Resources, Dana Frost. His campus phone number is 864-644-5004. You can also reach her via email at . Her office is located at Correll Hall 208.

RN to BSN Program Handbook