Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Completion Program


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Completion Program

You will become competent in leadership and management skills, research, informatics, healthcare policy, community, and public health.

A baccalaureate prepared registered nurse is a provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of the nursing profession. To prepare the graduate for advancement in their career, the BSN program provides a well-rounded education including concepts of interprofessional teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, genetics and genomics, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, and practice across the lifespan in a dynamic and complex healthcare environment.

BSN in 13 months | American National University

Advance Your Nursing Career.


  • nurse manager
  • nurse educator (clinical)
  • case manager
  • school nurse
  • home health nurse
  • community clinic nurse


  • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
  • Ensure holistic and culturally sensitive care based on an understanding of the norms and health care beliefs/practices of various racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, gender-specific, and age-related populations.
  • Provide health care that demonstrates professional values and standards of practice, and includes moral, ethical, and legal concepts.
  • Incorporate knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention into professional nursing practice.
  • Understand the development and implementation of national and international healthcare policy from social, economic, political, legislative, and professional perspectives.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to resolve health care issues effectively utilizing current and changing health care and information technologies.
  • Incorporate community resources to meet primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare needs for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  • Participate in activities that support the nursing profession and engage in professional development.
  • Engage in leadership utilizing inter-professional communication and collaboration for quality care, patient safety, and evidence-based practice to improve patient health outcomes.


  • Some employers prefer RNs with a BSN
  • BSN can lead to:
    • Management positions
    • Advanced degrees such as Graduate programs or other advanced specialties
    • Increased Salary Potential
  • A BSN is more upwardly mobile — enhancing career opportunities.
  • Having a BSN expands your knowledge and critical thinking

Attaining your BSN is a step toward a Master's degree and other specializations. If you are an aspiring leader or would like to pursue advanced degrees needed for management, a BSN is a great path for you.


  • Many graduates of a BSN program develop a career in a supervisory or management role in a variety of healthcare facilities.
  • A bachelor’s prepared nurse may follow the path of a master’s or doctorate degree in Nursing to further pursue a position as an advanced practice nurse or nursing professor.
  • A graduate may advance in fields outside the hospital such as home health or community clinics that require leadership and supervisory skills.


Whether you want a successful career working in a hospital setting or another healthcare arena, the bachelor’s in nursing curriculum offers a program to fit your goals.

How does your talent align with this program?

  • Communication skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Decision-maker
  • Critical thinker
  • Leadership
  • Coordinator of Services
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Empathy
  • Computer skills
  • Compassion

Bachelor’s Degree in the RN to BSN Curriculum

In this program, you will receive instruction in

  • Sociology
  • Growth and Development
  • Professional Nursing Concepts and Trends
  • Statistics
  • General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Epidemiology for Nursing Practice
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Leadership and Management
  • General Education Courses

You may be able to earn your Bachelor’s degree in nursing faster than you thought. Complete a part-time program in 14 months (7 terms).


The nursing job market growth rate is outpacing many other industries. Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the US with nurses making up the majority of the healthcare industry. Between 2012 and 2022, the employment of RNs is expected to grow at a rate of 19%. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics).


  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse License
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Completion of lab-based Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and College Algebra

Students who have completed an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution may enroll with immediate junior-level standing. A block of 120 quarter hours or equivalent semester hours (96 core credits and 24 general education credits) will be transferred into the program. These credits must include college-level lab-based courses in anatomy, physiology and microbiology and college algebra. Students without these pre-requisite courses must complete these prior to enrolling in the RN-BSN program. An additional transfer of credit may be awarded based upon the University’s transfer of credit policy. Students must complete the required number of total credits to graduate from the bachelor’s degree program.


As an ANU online student, you have 24/7 access to your courses. You can read course discussions, visit your instructor during online office hours, review assignments, and check deadlines on your time – allowing you to balance your personal obligations with your academic schedule. Visiting your online classroom and starting your degree is more convenient than ever. Learn from faculty who have first-hand understanding of the strategies and everyday demands in their field.

Last updated Mar 2019

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In 1886, a group of visionary educators and business leaders saw the need for a higher education institution focused on career-based training to meet workforce needs in the southeastern United States. ... Read More

In 1886, a group of visionary educators and business leaders saw the need for a higher education institution focused on career-based training to meet workforce needs in the southeastern United States. Together they founded what is now known as American National University with the intent of training workers in business, banking, accounting, administration, and other skilled professions. Read less
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