RNBS Completion Track

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ONLINE PROGRAM

The RNBS Completion Track(RNBS 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. 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 and full-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 allowing for seamless transition for the associate degree prepared registered nurses to entering our track.

Because 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.

Admission

Students are admitted to the track in fall and spring semesters of each year. To be admitted to the RNBS Completion track, 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
  • Submit transcript for review

Steps for Admission and Enrollment in RNBS Track:

  • Email Clemson University School of Nursing at rnbs@clemson.edu and attach a copy of all college transcripts (unofficial is sufficient for this review if student name, institution name, course name and number and grade earned are clearly shown).
    • A review of coursework will be completed and students will be notified if prerequisite courses remain to be taken.
    • While working with Clemson’s Transcript Equivalency Listing (TCEL) https://www.clemson.edu/admissions/tcel/, you may find that courses you have previously taken are not listed.  In these cases you would obtain course syllabi from your previous institution(s) and forward them to the proper department on campus using this advising list https://www.clemson.edu/admissions/tcel/documents/transfer-advisor-list.pdf. If the department approves the course please send a copy of the syllabus and their email confirming that the course can be used to meet the prerequisite to our office for your file.
  • Students can apply for the track even if remaining prerequisites remain as long as all courses would be completed by the time classes’ start if accepted into the track.
  • Students wanting to apply for the RNBS track should apply through Admissions as a Transfer Student http://www.clemson.edu/admissions/undergraduate/index.html
  • Have completed all prerequisite courses
  • Former Clemson students wanting to apply for the RNBS track should email rnbs@clemson.edu for the procedure to follow.

South Carolina is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Clemson University (CU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

Curriculum

RNBS Completion Track is Fully Online:

  • Classes are offered in a fully online format. A 1 day on-campus orientation to the program is required prior to beginning classes.
  • Faculty members are available by phone, online and/or at the Clemson University Nursing Building located at 605 Grove Road Greenville, SC 29605.
  • Track includes three courses containing experiential learning (clinical) activities.

Upon Entering the Track:

  • 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:

The course schedule includes:

Fall Start

Fall
  • Nursing 3040 - Pathophysiology for Healthcare Professionals 3(3,0)
  • English 3150 - Scientific Writing and Communication 3(3,0)
  • Nursing 4060 - Issues in Professionalism 3(3,0)
Spring
  • Nursing 3070 - Family Nursing in Community 4(3,2) - 7 weeks
  • Nursing 4250 - Community Health Nursing 4(3,2) - 7 weeks
  • Nursing 3330 - Healthcare Genetics 3(3,0)
  • Nursing 3190 - Health Assessment for RBs 3(3,9)
Summer
  • Nursing 4050 - Leadership and Management in Nursing 3(2,2)
  • Nursing 3300 - Research in Nursing 3(3,0)
  • Nursing Electives - Undergraduate and Graduate Options

Spring Start

Spring
  • Nursing 3040 - Pathophysiology for Healthcare Professionals 3(3,0)
  • English 3150 - Scientific Writing and Communication 3(3,0)
  • Nursing 4060 - Issues in Professionalism 3(3,0)
Summer
  • Nursing 4050 - Leadership and Management in Nursing 3(2,2)
  • Nursing 3300 - Research in Nursing 3(3,0)
  • Nursing Electives - Undergraduate and Graduate Options
Fall
  • Nursing 3070 - Family Nursing in Community 4(3,2) - 7 weeks
  • Nursing 4250 - Community Health Nursing 4(3,2) - 7 weeks
  • Nursing 3330 - Healthcare Genetics 3(3,0)
  • Nursing 3190 - Health Assessment for RBs 3(3,9)

*Schedule subject to change.*

*Electives will be offered on a rotating basis throughout the academic year.*

Contacts

For more information about this online program, please visit the RNBS Completion Track webpage, or contact Cynthia Mihalchick, Students Services Coordinator, mihalch@clemson.edu, 864-720-2056

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$550
per credit hour

*Price is approximate and may not be reflective of current cost. Please check the Student Financial Services Page for the most accurate tuition rates. For this program you will be full time one (1) semester and then in nine (9) credit hours the other two (2) semesters.


Program contacts

Cynthia Mihalchick, Student Services Coordinator
mihalch@clemson.edu
864-720-2056

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