The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is a 100% online program where registered nurses can build upon current experience and education. It is designed to accommodate the busy life of the RN. The critical knowledge nurses need in today's complex health system includes Evidenced-Based Practice, Leadership, Health Policy and Community education. The RN-BSN online program delivers needed competencies which can open doors to educational advancement and promotion.
Our faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and a comprehensive blend of clinical practice, content expertise, and educational experience.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
*For more information about the FMOLHS tuition benefit for the RN-BSN program, team members should contact FranU Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-242-3509.
No, unfortunately we do not. We do, however, have a generous transfer credit policy that allows you to potentially transfer up to 90 credits towards your bachelor’s degree.
No, however, you may transfer up to 90 credits based on your prior education experience in you associate’s degree program.
Credits are reviewed on a case by case basis by our admissions team. If you have questions feel free to contact an Enrollment Advisor at 877-242-3509.
Depending on your background and prior classes taken you may be able to transfer up to 90 credits. Call us at 877-242-3509 and an Enrollment Advisor will guide you through the process. If you need more information, please call us or fill out the form on this page for more information.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is fully accredited. Please contact the college or university you are planning to attend for guidance on what FranU courses will transfer.
Tuition is charged by credit hour for all programs of study. Fees are charged per credit hour or per semester, depending on the fee. For additional information, please visit our Tuition & Costs page for more information.
Many of our students receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. FranU also participates in the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) program and the Louisiana Go Grant program. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible so that we may process your application in a timely fashion. To learn more about the FAFSA visit fafsa.ed.gov or view the video below. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University FAFSA code is 031062
No, unfortunately we do not, we do however, take pride in helping our RN to BSN program participants and graduates the support they need to fulfill academic as well as professional goals.
Online classes at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University require self-management. You learn at a location and time most convenient for you, which means you must be self-directed.
Many students complete their clinical components at their place of employment, your faculty member can provide more information.
You go to class by logging in and accessing course materials through an internet capable device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet. Lectures, books and other materials are accessed online where you can read, listen to or watch them. Assignments are typically completed online as well, though you may work on them when not logged in.
The classes are completely online so you’ll be working in cohorts that could be large and small. However, you can participate individually as well as contribute to group discussion at your own pace and time while maintaining a professional life.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University offers five entry points per year.
There are no mandatory login times. You can login to read lectures or complete coursework as needed.
As a 100% online program, you can take classes on your schedule, weekdays or weekends.
You can take as many courses as you like.
No - Courses are 100% online.
Online RN-BSN Application Requirements:
Diploma or associate degree from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited nursing program
A minimum 2.0 GPA
Online students should have basic computer skills, Internet access, and the ability to send email, navigate the Internet and install software. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University courses use Moodle, a Learning Management System, for online learning. The minimum technical specifications needed to participate in an online course are listed below.
The computer should be able to support one of the following operating systems:
The computer should have the following hardware:
The computer should have the following free plug-ins installed to enhance the online experience:
The computer should have one of the following web browsers installed:
The computer should have the following productivity software installed:
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The School of Nursing online RN-BSN program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing* (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.us and holds accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://acenursing.org.
|Credit for pre-licensure nursing courses||38|
|MATH 2315 - General Statistics||3|
|Arts and Sciences - Electives (may include transfer courses at any level)||49|
|Arts and Sciences - Electives (3000 level or above) 3 credit hours must be in the Religious Studies department||3|
|THEO 1310 - Introduction to Theology||3|
|Baccalaureate Core Nursing Courses|
|NURS 3340 - RN-BSN Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 3345 - RN-BSN Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 4300 - RN-BSN Leadership Principles in Nursing||3|
|NURS 3350 - RN-BSN Professional Nursing Concepts||3|
|NURS 4725 - RN-BSN Community Health Nursing||6|
|NURS 4335 - RN-BSN Healthcare Policy||3|
|NURS 4310 - RN-BSN Successful Aging or NURS 4320 - RN-BSN Mental Health and Film or NURS 4325 - RN-BSN Legal Ethical Considerations in Nursing||3|
|Curriculum Credit Hours||120|
**Arts and Science Elective:
3000 level or above - Must be in the Theology department
**Nursing Elective: (Choose ONE of the following)
NURS 4310 – RN-BSN Successful Aging (3 credit hours)
NURS 4320 – RN-BSN Mental Health and Film (3 credit hours)
NURS 4325 – RN-BSN Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing (3 credit hours)