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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Degree

Coming Spring 2021

SUSON Students


The nationally recognized Southern University School of Nursing  has produced over 2,000 nurses since 1985. It has consistently maintained national licensure exam pass rates above the national average.  Graduates provide professional nursing care in various roles, including  teacher, advocate, health care provider, change agent, and leader. They are collaborators who promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Plan of Study

This degree can be completed in as few as eighteen months. The degree requirements include completion of any general education courses not included in an articulation agreement or for which there is no transfer equivalency.  Additionally, the required upper level nursing courses, which must be completed are listed in the table below. To be awarded a Bachelor's degree from Southern University and A&M, students must complete a minimum of 25% of the required 120 semester credit hours at the university. 

Course Title
Credit Hours
 Transitions in Nursing 3
 Health Assessment 4
 Issues in Nursing 3
 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare 3
 Nursing Leadership 5
 Nursing Research 3
 Informatics in Nursing 3
 Community as Client 6
Total 30 Credit Hours


Continuing the Legacy

Our graduates are expected to practice in an ethical manner with accountability to self, the client, and the profession.  They are also expected to evaluate research findings and their impact on nursing practice, apply leadership skills and knowledge of the socio-political system to effect change in health care delivery, and assume responsibility for continuing personal, professional, and educational development to meet the changing health needs of society.


High Touch and High-Tech Nursing

Southern University Online RN to BSN degree will provide working professionals with an option to complete the baccalaureate degree while maintaining work, family and other commitments.  Students may transfer up to 80 credit hours from a Louisiana Technical and Community College Associate degree program, which reduces time to degree completion.   The required upper division courses will prepare nurses for 21st century high touch and high-tech practices in which professional nurses engage.