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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.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes
Program Outcomes 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Program Completion Rate (Overall) 78.9% 75.9% 80%* Pending
Full-Time Completion Rate 100% 75% 82.1%* Pending
Part-Time Completion Rate 71.2% 76.9% 50%* Pending
Job Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% Pending


Current RN license required for program admission

  • As of Summer 2019 graduates