Professors in Coker’s BSN program use a hybrid approach – meaning you can complete pre-work at home on your schedule to prepare for hands-on, job-applicable learning during class meeting times.
RN to BSN Program
Coker’s RN-BSN Completion Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education. Our program allows registered nurses to earn the recognition they deserve for the skills and abilities they possess in the field and provides them access to future professional opportunities in nursing.
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Coker enhances the student’s professional development, prepares the nurse for a broad scope of practice, and provides the nurse with a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery.
A BSN is also often required for career advancement and graduate level studies.
In this program, students complete a total of 9 courses (30 semester hours) over four semesters (based on transcript review, additional general education courses may be required). All courses are designed for working nurses, delivered online by nursing faculty who are easily accessible to provide needed support.
Eligible candidates possess:
● GPA of 2.8
● An active and unencumbered nursing license
● Earned Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or diploma in
nursing; program must be fully accredited by CCNE, CNEA or ACEN
● Earned C or better in each course submitted for transfer to Coker University
● Active experience as a registered nurse
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RN-to-BSN Course Requirements
Required Transfer Courses from pre-licensure nursing program (27 credits)
BIO 327, 328 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II 8 credits
BIO 330 Microbiology 4 credits
PSY 205 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
ENG/Speech 6 credits
MAT 203 Introduction to Statistics 3 credits
One course in each of Arts and Humanities 3 credits
RN-BSN Courses (30 credits)
HSC 380 Exploring Health Equity and Healthcare Systems 3 credits
HSC 384 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 3 credits
HSC 381 Healthcare Informatics 3 credits
NUR 272 Principles of Leadership in Healthcare 3 credits
NUR 343 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3 credits
NUR 423 Global & Community Health 3 credits
NUR 475 Clinical Concepts 6 credits
NUR 482 Professional Portfolio & Standards of Practice 6 credits
Health Professional to BSN Program
The HP to BSN Program is designed for licensed practical nurses, paramedics (NREMT), and select military personnel who wish to become a registered nurse. Graduates are well prepared to gain employment as nursing generalists in multiple areas of practice.
RN to MSN Bridge Program
The RN-MSN Bridge program at Coker University is tailored to meet the needs of working nurses, providing an accelerated pathway to a master’s degree. Students who meet transfer requirements complete a total of five courses over two to three semesters.
Master of Science in Nursing Program
Coker’s MSN Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education through online, six-week courses. Tracks are available in nursing leadership.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Coker’s DNP Program is designed for working nurses who wish to advance their education through online, six-week courses. Tracks are available in education or leadership.
The Coker University, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN and Health Professional to BSN tracks delivered via distance education), Master’s Degree in Nursing (RN to MSN bridge and MSN tracks delivered via distance education), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (delivered via distance education) programs, are pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600
Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA (email@example.com) no later than November 29, 2023.