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You’re already a great nurse, providing excellent care to your patients, but you’re ready to make a career move.

Whether it means better job opportunities, leadership possibilities, or graduate school, it’s time to turn your RN into a BSN.


Program Description

Earn your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) fully online through TWU Fort Sanders Nursing Department RN-BSN degree.


The affordable online program can be completed in as little as 1 year. Since you’re already working as a nurse the program is tailored to you, with flexible, manageable course schedules.




To be considered for admission to the online BSN program all students must:
•Complete online application through NCAS.
•Submit official academic transcripts from all institutions attended.
•Minimum 2.75 GPA
•Must have a current, unrestricted RN license prior to the start of the second semester.
•All interested nursing students are encouraged to contact an advisor to schedule a one-on-one appointment to review previous coursework, develop an individualized curriculum plan and offer planning strategies.
•See our Nursing Admissions page for more info.

The online RN-BSN is offered at a discounted tuition rate, with federal and state financial aid opportunities.
•$325 per credit hour
•$300 per credit hour for Covenant Health employees
•Online BSN students are eligible for all federal and state aid including: HOPE, Pell, student loans.

Due to the already discounted tuition rate for this program, institutional scholarships are unavailable. You may be eligible for deferred payment options available through employer reimbursement plans.

Students who do not meet prescribed entrance requirements may be referred to the Nursing Admissions & Promotions Committee by the Nursing Admissions Coordinator. The committee reviews and may interview those students whose grade point average is less than 2.75. The Nursing Admissions & Promotions Committee has set forth the following requirements to assist with admissions evaluations:

Appeal requirements for pre-nursing students who do not meet the entrance requirements:

•Required: Letter requesting admission addressing the following items:
1. Any circumstances that contributed to poor achievement at previous institutions
2. Academic plan outlining how the student plans to correct mistakes made in the past

•Recommended: Prior college/university transcripts

•Recommended: Any documentation the student feels is pertinent to their case

•Recommended: Evidence of academic work since last full-time enrollment (i.e. summer coursework)


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Community Health

Examines the theories and principles of community health nursing and public health issues of adults, adolescents, and children. Focuses on prevention of illness, promotion of health, and provision of care to individuals and groups.

Research in Nursing

Emphasizes critical thinking skills through review of the language of research, the research process and critique of research studies to synthesize research concepts and findings into nursing practice.

Leadership and Management

Focuses on the leadership/management role as a part of professional nursing practice. Skills essential for team building, delegation, and collaboration are included. Students exercise skills of critical thinking and decision-making in the care of individuals and groups of patients. Two lectures and twelve clinical hours a week.