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RNBS Completion Program

The RNBS Completion Track allows registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The RNBS Track is offered in a fully online format only. Students who enroll in a full-time plan of study are able to complete their Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing degree in 12 months. Part-time plans of study are available to meet the needs of working students. The School of Nursing has established relationships with area technical colleges, which allows for seamless transition for the associate degree prepared registered nurse entering this track.

Because these students come to the track as licensed, experienced registered nurses, the RNBS Track focuses on socializing the RN to the role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse, emphasizing the values of ethical decision making, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and interdisciplinary collegiality. The curriculum expands the RNs’ current knowledge base, including courses in professionalism in nursing, community and family nursing, health care genetics, leadership and management in nursing, and research in nursing. Students are admitted to the track in fall and spring semesters of each year.

  • Objectives

    Upon completion of the track students will be able to:

    • Use communication skills to interact effectively and appropriately with individuals, families, groups in the community, and other members of the health care team.
    • Demonstrate personal and professional responsibility and accountability for personal nursing practice in accordance with the highest standards and codes of the profession.
    • Use critical thinking to provide community based professional nursing care for diverse populations across the life span in multiple settings.
    • Employ leadership and management skills and knowledge of health policy to enhance the quality of nursing care.
  • Program Delivery

    The RNBS Completion Track program is fully online

    • Classes are offered in a fully online format. Orientation day on Clemson University campus in Clemson is required prior to beginning classes.
    • Faculty members are available by phone, online and/or at The Clemson University Nursing Building at 605 Grove Road Greenville, SC 29605.
  • Admission Requirements
    **Application deadlines are May 15th for a fall start and October 15th for a spring start**

    To be admitted to the RNBS Completion program, applicants must:

    • Be a graduate of a nationally accredited registered nursing program
    • Hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in their home state        
    • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 on all attempted college courses
    • Have completed all prerequisite courses.  A list of prerequisites is available at this link.
    • Submit transcript for review
  • Steps for Admission and Enrollment
    • Completion of all Prerequisite Class Requirements
      • Use the requirements listing to evaluate your transcripts. Once you apply to Clemson send a copy of the completed form and all unofficial transcripts to
      • While working with Clemson’s Transcript Equivalency Listing (TCEL) you may find that an institution you attended or course you have previously taken is not listed. In cases where an institution is not listed, you must ensure with Admissions that the institution will be approved for transfer. In cases where a course you have taken is not listed in TCEL, you must obtain course syllabi from your previous institution(s) and forward them to Cynthia Mihalchick. If the department approves the course you must include a copy of that department’s email confirming that the course can be used to meet the prerequisite.
    • Once you submit your application to Admissions and have completed your prerequisite review, return the form along with a copy of the transcript(s) used for your review to The School of Nursing can use an unofficial transcript copy, however Admissions must have an official copy with your application (even if you are still in classes). Also include a printout from TCEL showing how each course transfers in.
    • IF YOU ARE A FORMER CLEMSON STUDENT DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO ADMISSIONS, simply send the above information related to your prerequisite review to If accepted, former Clemson students will be notified to follow further instructions.
  • Upon Entering the RNBS Program
    • You will receive 31 semester hours of credit upon completing Nursing 4060, Issues in Professionalism, with a B or higher. The course validates your nursing knowledge from your associate degree program.
    • You will be required to successfully complete 32 semester hours of Clemson University nursing and related courses. The RNBS Track curriculum can be completed in 12 months of full time study. 
  • Financial
  • Contact Us

    For information and advising needs please contact the RNBS Completion Track Student Services Coordinator Cynthia Mihalchick 864-720-2056 Cynthia is located in the new state of the art Clemson Nursing Building on the GHS campus in Greenville.

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