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Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN-BSN

The career of nursing is a highly respected field, and there is a great demand for highly skilled nurses around the globe today.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC's senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to provide a broad foundation for RNs who want to pursue career growth in the health care profession. The RN to BSN program offers the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for the advanced health care setting.

The RN to BSN program is offered to registered nurses who are graduates of an ACEN (formerly NLN) accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing. This program offers the RN student the opportunity to acquire knowledge needed for professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings and provides the educational foundation that is the basis for graduate study in nursing.

The program's coursework focuses on developing nurses who:

  • Apply critical thinking, communication, writing, and analytical skills
  • Practice competent nursing care
  • Operate as professional role models who respond to the rapid changes and demands in the health care industry

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CCNE Accredited


Program Highlight - Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of South Carolina, Upstate is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.


Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in nursing?

Health care organizations need professional nurses who are prepared to provide care in increasingly complex health care settings by managing and solving problems critically, creatively, and effectively.

In particular, health care settings are recruiting a greater percentage of nurses with the BSN. With the high demand for versatile, skilled BSNs, your career possibilities are numerous.


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • General education prerequisites
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level coursework
  • Associate degree in nursing
  • Be a registered nurse with an unencumbered license


Program Length

If you’re a full-time student, the program should take one year. Part-time students may take two years to complete the program. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year.

Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances. If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites and would like to request a pre-evaluation of your previous college work, please talk with a Palmetto College representative before applying.

If you've already talked to a Palmetto College representative, just follow the application instructions for this degree.


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