Why Choose Maryville for Your Online RN to BSN?
A career in nursing goes hand in hand with lifelong learning. That’s why at Maryville you’ll receive personal attention and support to help you outline, pursue, and achieve your nursing goals. Our online bachelor’s in nursing supports your advancement with a practical focus that’s mindful of healthcare industry trends and your vision for the future.
We’re dedicated to monitoring industry trends and adapting our online nursing degree programs to respond to industry shifts. In addition, our online RN to BSN completion program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Our goal is to help you find your way forward in nursing.
- Access rigorous online courses through our advanced, user-friendly learning platform.
- Enroll in relevant nursing courses informed by input from healthcare employers.
- Connect with expert faculty who are passionate about mentoring and invested in you.
- Collaborate with diverse nursing students through online discussions and coursework.
- Lay the foundation for your graduate nursing studies.
Choose quality, convenience, and affordability — 100% online
No entrance exams required. ACT/SAT scores not needed to apply.
100% online coursework. Complete your RN to BSN online with no campus visits required.
An advanced degree is required to work at most health providers. Graduate with yours in as few as 3 semesters, depending on credits transferred.
Join a respected university. Maryville University ranks among Forbes “America’s Top Colleges.”
Apply for financial aid
RN to BSN Online Curriculum
Nursing Credit by Validation of RN License
40 credit hours
|NURS 200||Health Promotion||3 Credits|
|NURS 201||Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice||3 Credits|
|NURS 203||Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice||4 Credits|
|NURS 205||Pharmacology and Nursing Management||3 Credits|
|NURS 302||Psychosocial Nursing Care||4 Credits|
|NURS 305||Care of the Child-Bearing Family||5 Credits|
|NURS 303||Nursing Care of the Adult I||6 Credits|
|NURS 306||Nursing Care of Children||5 Credits|
|NURS 310||Adult Nursing Skills Lab||1 Credit|
|NURS 402||Nursing Care of the Adult II||6 Credits|
Online RN to BSN Curriculum
25 credit hours
|NURS 307||Transition to Professional Nursing||3 Credits|
This course serves as a bridge to baccalaureate education for the registered nurse who has successfully completed an associate or diploma nursing program. Focus is upon the socialization process and role transition. Key concepts related to self awareness, information literacy, group process, adult learning, nursing theory, and communication are discussed. The nursing roles of educator and theorist are explored.
|NURS 309||Nursing Research||3 Credits|
A profession builds the body of knowledge that is specific to that profession through critical thinking as exemplified by scientific research. The steps of the research process, the role of research in the practice of professional nursing, and acquisition of the knowledge to be an informed consumer of nursing and other healthcare research are emphasized in this course.
|NURS 330||Individual Assessment||3 Credits|
This course introduces major concepts and skills needed to complete comprehensive assessments of individual clients at all development stages. Also featured are lab experiences, applying interviewing and assessment skills to clients of all ages.
|NURS 341||Family Assessment||3 Credits|
Although families have been the recipients of nursing care for many years, the family is now widely perceived to be the context of care. Health professionals must broaden their practice so that they serve the family as a unit as well as individual family members. This course provides a sound theoretical foundation for family nursing assessment and intervention.
|NURS 342||Nursing Informatics||3 Credits|
This course provides an overview of informatics for the post-licensure nursing student. This course integrates practice, education, and research with computer technology and information science to identify, gather, process, and manage information. Emphasis is on technology-based health applications which support clinical, administrative, and research decision making and their use in Evidence Based Practice. Current trends and issues in nursing and managing healthcare information are all examined. It is assumed that students have basic computing and word processing skills for this course.
|NURS 406||Leadership in Contemporary Health Care||3 Credits|
The current healthcare environment provides many opportunities for an enhanced leadership role for professional nursing. This course emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and principles of management, nursing practice models, and the relationship between historical and contemporary issues and the responsibilities of the professional nurse.
|NURS 416||Public Health Capstone||4 Credits|
Public health nursing combines concepts, theories, and principles from nursing, public health and other sciences to form the basis for its practice. The scope of this practice is distinguished by the focus on prevention, health protection, and health promotion of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
Online RN to BSN Elective Courses
Select one elective – 3 credit hours
|NURS 412||Nursing Care at End-Of-Life||3 Credits|
This course will address critical aspects of palliative nursing care. Clinical nursing assessment, symptom management, spirituality, cultural influences, and ethics will be discussed. The needs of special populations and nursing management in a variety of settings are included.
|NURS 414||Genetics in Nursing||3 Credits|
This introductory course is designed to emphasize the conceptual framework of genetics. Principles, problems, and methods of human genetics will be explored. Aspects of medical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, and cytogenetics, as applied to humans, will be introduced. Ethical considerations will be discussed and applied within the context of nursing.