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Jacksonville State University RN to BSN Track


The Jacksonville State University Lurleen B. Wallace College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Jacksonville, Alabama offers an RN to BSN track is especially designed to meet the needs of registered nurses desiring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  As is the intent of the RN to BSN concept, the STEP (Strategic Teaching for Enhanced Professional Preparation) track at Jacksonville State University (JSU) offers the registered nurse the opportunity to advance their degree without unnecessary repetition of course content.  The JSU nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Within the RN to BSN track, all nursing courses are offered completely in the on-line format for the convenience of working nurses and to enable them to remain in their home community while advancing their degree.  Web-based nursing courses are accessible anytime and from anywhere and are designed for completion in one calendar year of full-time study.  Students are admitted to the RN to BSN track three times a year—fall, spring, and summer terms.  Application deadlines are August 1, December 1, and April 1, respectively.  RN to BSN students complete any clinical-related activities (PEEPS—Practiced Enhanced Educational Projects) in their home community.  The curriculum is comprised of nineteen (19) general education pre-requisite requirements (62 semester hours) and a professional component consisting of nine (9) nursing courses (32 semester hours).  RNs are awarded 35 semester hours of STEP Nursing Credit for past academic and experiential knowledge following successful completion of the first semester nursing coursework in the STEP Program.

In addition to the traditional RN to BSN track for Registered Nurses, JSU also offers options for an MSN and a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education.  For additional information regarding the RN to BSN track available from Jacksonville State University, see http://www.jsu.edu/nursing/step.html.