Loewenberg School of Nursing
RN to BSN Program

 

Overview:

We offer a flexible, accessible, and affordable online RN to BSN Program (24/7) via eCourseware, the University’s web-based instructional program. Nursing faculty are committed to providing high quality, individualized, and learner-centered education for registered nurses.

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Admission Requirements:

The applicant must:

  1. be admitted to the U of M as a degree seeking undergraduate student.
  2. have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  3. have completed the additional prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better (English Comp I and II, Intro to Sociology or General Psychology, Math, and Nutrition).
  4. have an active, unencumbered RN license, or be eligible for licensure.
  5. complete and submit an application for admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing RN to BSN Program.

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How to Apply:

RN Admissions is processed on a continuing basis; however priority will be given to those applicants who meet the following dates:

Fall Semester July 1
Spring Semester October 1
Summer Term April 15

RN to BSN applications are available at:  https://academics-s.memphis.edu/nursing

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Tuition and Fees:

The tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2013-2014 academic year and are subject to change by the University of Memphis without notice. For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the Bursar’s Webpage at:

http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/feepayment.php

 

Total Program Cost  In-State

Out-Of-State

(eRate)

Tuition $9,114 $9,114
Online Fees $3,100 $4,557
Nursing Course Fees $930 $930
Total Cost $13,144 $14,601

 

We provide scholarship in support of RNs to obtain BSN. For information on Scholarships and Loans visit:  http://www.memphis.edu/nursing/scholarshiploans.php

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Sample Curriculum:

The RN to BSN Program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Students are granted 4 academic years in which to complete their BSN. The following is a list of the Nursing Courses and the credit hours for each:  (Total Hours: 31)

 

Course Credit Course Credit
NURS 3108 Essential Concepts of Professional Nursing  2 NURS 4110  Research/Evidenced-based Practice  2
NURS 3201 Health Assessment for RNs  3 NURS 4120 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Nursing and Healthcare  3
NURS 3410 Physiological & Pharmacological Concepts for RNs I.  3 NURS 4335 Ethical Dialogues  3
NURS 3420 Physiological & Pharmacological Concepts for RNs II.  3 NURS 4327  Nursing Leadership & Management for RNs  3
NURS 4317 Population-Focused Nursing for RNs  3 NURS 4329 Nursing Leadership & Management Practicum for RNs  2
NURS 4319 Population-Focused Nursing Practicum for RNs  2 Upper Division Elective (a nursing or non-nursing course)  2

For sample academic plans click here:  http://www.memphis.edu/nursing/Suha/RN-BSNSampleCurriculumplans-1.pdf

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FAQ:

Q: To complete my BSN, will I need to complete any other coursework besides the prerequisites and the nursing core?

A: In order to earn a BSN, students must complete the regular general education requirements for the University of Memphis. (Many students transfer in most of these after completing their Associates Degree. However, students may complete these within the four-year period.)

  • 2 History Courses (6 hours)
  • 1 English Literature Course (3 hours)
  • 1 Oral Communications Course (3 hours)
  • 1 Statistics Course (3 hours)
  • 2 Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)

For specific listings of these General Education requirements visit: http://www.memphis.edu/ugcatalog/graduation/gened.php

Q: What do I do if I took my prerequisite sciences more than 7 years ago?

A: Prerequisite sciences (A&P I, A&P II, and Microbiology) do have a 7 year expiration date. However, you can validate your current science knowledge. Have your employer (nurse supervisor) send a letter to LSON stating that you are currently using and are up to date on your science knowledge.

Q: Once I am admitted to the program, who will be my advisor and how will I be advised?

A: Each semester, you will call to schedule an appointment with one of our Academic Advisors. Because we know you have busy schedules, the advising appointments will be done on the phone for your convenience. Please call our front desk at (901) 678-2003 and ask for an appointment with Dee Beard or Mary Stock.

Q: Besides the application process, what else will I need to do?

A: After you are accepted to the RN-BSN program, you need to submit a drug screen test and a criminal background check.
You need to send proof of current CPR verification, a physical examination form and immunization record (health data) one semester prior to taking your clinical course (NURS 4319 and 4329).

Q: Am I required to maintain a certain grade in the nursing program?

A: Students must maintain at least a grade of “C” in all required courses. A student who has dropped below a “C” in more than one nursing class will be academically disqualified from the nursing program.

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Contact Us:

Please feel free to contact these people any time you need assistance.

  • Dr. Leslie McKeon, Assistant Dean of Students              lmckeon@memphis.edu
  • Melynda Whitwell, Student Services Coordinator             mdlong@memphis.edu
  • Dee Beard, Graduate Analyst/Academic Advisor             ccbeard@memphis.edu
  • Mary Stock, Academic Advisor                                       mstock@memphis.edu
  • Lisa Beasley, Coordinator of the RN to BSN Program       ldbeasly@memphis.edu
  • Loewenberg School of Nursing Information Desk                    (901) 678-2003

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Undergraduate
How to Apply
Nursing BSN Application
TEAS Testing
U of M Application
BSN Advising
Course Descriptions
BSN Course Outcomes
Undergraduate Catalog
 
Graduate
How to Apply
Nursing MSN Application
U of M Application
MSN Reference Letter
MSN Advising
Course Descriptions
MSN Course Outcomes
Graduate Catalog

 

 

Scholarships and Loans

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