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Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN

The University of South Carolina Aiken 100% online RN to BSN program is designed to help working nurses transform their nursing practice in as few as 12 months. Combining liberal arts ideals with real world applications, this online program will prepare students for success by challenging them to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and learn independently in any healthcare setting.

At a Glance

School: University of South Carolina Aiken
Type of Degree: Online RN to BSN Degree
Course Hours: 31 nursing credit hours
Delivery: Asynchronous
Start Date: 6 start dates per year
Program Website: Complete program details from University of South Carolina Aiken


Degree Overview

In this program, students will learn the principles and concepts of ethical theory and the legal basis for nursing practice, how to assess the physical and psychosocial health status of individuals, and theories of human development. They will also gain the professional knowledge and relevant skills needed to critique research, identify the concepts of community and family health nursing, and apply leadership and management principles in a variety of healthcare settings.

Taught by the same supportive faculty who teach on campus, this CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program will equip students with the practical experience to help communities and patients achieve the goal of optimal health.

Admission Requirements & Prerequisites

To be eligible, students must meet all of the admission requirements of the University of South Carolina, the College of Nursing and program-level admission requirements.

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Acceptance Rate:


  • Associate of Science in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing (34 credit hours awarded for this
  • Current and unencumbered RN License
  • Courses: 37 hours of core curriculum
  • 18 hours of general education requirements are not prerequisites, but are graduation requirements


$306 per credit hour for in-state and out-of-state ($9486 for the 31 credit hours in RN to BSN program); $918 per course


Application Fee: $45
Reinstatement Fee: $10