RN to BSN Program

RN to BSN Completion Program

The RN to BSN Completion Program is designed for those registered nurses (RNs) with an associate degree or diploma who are seeking to complete their bachelor of science (BSN) degree. The RN to BSN program at Felbry College is offered 100% online. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to seek BSN-RN level jobs. 

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The program recognizes previous academic success and current licensure by allowing advanced standing in the program.

RN To BSN Program Description

The FCSON RN to BSN Completion Program provides the associate degree or diploma-prepared registered nurse (RN) an opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The curriculum is designed to enhance and advance the student’s professional nursing career. The program will offer the approved education courses through a distance education format.

Benefits of this program allows flexibility by completing the program via distance education while maintaining a work-life balance. Students would not be required to take an NCLEX licensure exam at program completion.

Felbry College School of Nursing offers an accelerated BSN program for RN students looking to earn their bachelor’s degree in as little as 16 months (68 weeks). 

RN to BSN Expectations

Graduate of the RN to BSN Completion Program will understand how to

  • 1
    Integrate evidence-based practice and theoretical knowledge from the arts, sciences and nursing disciplines to provide compassionate, safe and quality nursing care to diverse populations.
  • 2
    Demonstrate knowledge and skill in leadership, quality improvement, patient safety, and collaborative teamwork to provide high-quality nursing care and improve patient outcomes.
  • 3
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of regulatory and financial healthcare policies as they pertain to professional, effective, and safe, nursing practice.
  • 4
    Utilize information management and patient care technology resources to effectively communicate and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to support and provide quality care across the health care continuum.
  • 5
    Apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention across the healthcare system to improve health outcomes of diverse populations.
  • 6
    Develop knowledge and skills to sustain lifelong learning, the ability to think both critically and responsibly, and the advancement of the profession to effectively access, evaluate, and integrate information in the delivery of quality nursing care.
  • 7
    Integrate professional caring into practice decisions that encompass values, ethical, moral, and legal aspects of nursing care of diverse populations throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments.

Eligibility Requirements

Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing from an approved and accredited institution.
  •         Application
  •         Proof of Graduation
    • College Transcript
  •         Driver’s License
  •         Proof of US Residency (Social Security Card, Resident Alien Card, Current US Passport or Naturalization Certificate)
  •         Two Character Reference Letters (not from relatives
  • A cumulative GPA on all college-level work of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale preferred.
  • BCI/FBI Background (use code 4723-09)
  • Tdap vaccination
  • Influenza vaccination (annual)
  • MMR vaccination or titer
  • Varicella vaccination or titer
  • Hepatitis B vaccination, titer, or declination form
  • TB screening (Two-step method, Proof of annual one-step method, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, or Chest Xray)
  • Ten-panel drug screen

An associate degree or diploma in nursing from Felbry College School of Nursing OR from an institution accredited and/or approved by a state board of nursing in the U.S, the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)F, Accrediting Commission on Nursing Education (ACEN), an accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or by an accrediting agency that is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;

RN to BSN Outcomes

Outcomes For Each Skill Obtained Through The RN to BSN Program


Integrate evidence-based practices & theoretical knowledge.


  • Utilize health history and assessment to provide evidence-based and patient-centered care.
  • Apply the principles of pathology in managing safe and effective patient-centered care.
  • Promote optimal health, healing and disease prevention through effective utilization of teaching and learning principles.



Develop skills in leadership & patient safety.


  • Utilize an understanding of health care organizations and the environment in which health care is provided to support quality health care delivery.
  • Demonstrate the professional skills and personal qualities that characterize effective nurse leaders and managers.
  • Apply knowledge of quality improvement standards in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Gain an understanding of all healthcare & nursing practice policies.


  • Apply knowledge of regulatory and financial policies to reduce adverse outcomes and to improve the quality of healthcare.
  • Understand the ethical, legal, and regulatory implications related to patient safety.
  • Describe the role of various systems and factors in creating safety and in causing errors and adverse events.

Learn patient care technology & utilize information management.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of information and technology skills in the delivery of safe patient care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine and use the appropriate technology to support information search, discovery methods, and decision making.
  • Identify the application of technology and information management tools to coordinate and support the quality and safety of patient care.

Learn the principles of health promotion & disease prevention.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of health promotion and disease prevention, identify risk factors for disease/illness (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle).
  • Assess readiness to learn, learning preferences, and barriers to learning when teaching about health risks based on family, population, and/or community characteristics
  • Collaborate with members of the health care team to improve care processes leading to enhanced patient outcomes.

Develop knowledge and skills for the advancement of the healthcare profession & industry


  • Incorporate professional standards of practice to advance nursing practice while assuming personal responsibility and accountability for lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to process the information needed to work with health professionals within the context of caring for individuals and families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize research for the betterment of the global society and improvement of patient outcomes.

Learn the values of nursing care and the ethical, moral, and legal aspects of the healthcare profession.


  • Apply professional standards, ethical principles, legal implications, and professional behaviors that guide nursing practice.
  • Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of self and others.
  • Participate in the advancement of the profession to improve health care

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