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RN to BSN Program

The RN-BSN program at Georgia Highlands College provides registered nurses an opportunity for career and education advancement by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Students may complete the program in as few as three semesters full-time or four semesters part-time. BSN courses are offered in an asynchronous online format allowing students to work while earning their degree.

To provide educational opportunities designed to produce a baccalaureate graduate nurse who demonstrates professional, ethical and accountable behaviors, interpersonal communication, comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making and collaborative skills, teaching and learning capabilities, and provides evidence-based practice and leadership in diverse and complex health care settings.

To provide a teaching/learning environment that promotes inclusiveness, accessibility and provide learning opportunities, programs and services of excellence in response to documented needs.

Outcome 1: Integrate knowledge gained from the arts, sciences and nursing to deliver safe therapeutic nursing care.

Outcome 2:  Apply principles of leadership, management, and evidence-based practice to influence healthcare outcomes.

Outcome 3: Synthesize reliable evidence and research from multiple sources to improve clinical judgments, nursing practice, and patient outcomes.

Outcome 4: Manage care to achieve quality, cost effective outcomes in the delivery of health care for individuals, families and populations.

Outcome 5: Evaluate the impact of political, financial, regulatory and environmental agencies on patient care outcomes and nursing practice.

Outcome 6:  Utilize effective communication and collaboration skills within an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient-centered and evidence-based nursing care.

Outcome 7:  Develop health promotion and disease prevention strategies to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities.

The RN-BSN online program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA. 30326 404- 975 5000.

Cohort Enrollment Semester/Year Full-time Part-time Students Completing Program Students Requested Change in Plan of Study Changed Graduates Obtaining Jobs
Fall 2015 28 7 91% 0 100%
Spring 2016 12 2 85 0.85% 100%
Summer 2016 0 16 Pending Pending Pending
Fall 2016 25 11 Pending Pending Pending
Spring 2017 11 5 Pending Pending Pending

Current RN license required for program admission*