RN to BSN Program

The RN to BSN program provides current registered nurses (RN) with an opportunity to earn the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Of the 128 semester hours of credit (shc) required, 64 shc are in nursing (NUR) courses and 64 shc are in non-nursing courses. If no more than 4 non-nursing courses are remaining, they can be taken while completing the RN to BSN nursing courses. The program can then be completed in a year's time by meeting one afternoon/evening each week at the MHU Asheville Center for Adult & Graduate Studies. If there are 5 - 8 non-nursing courses remaining, those courses can be taken while completing the RN to BSN nursing courses. The program could then be completed in a two-year time period by meeting one afternoon/evening each week at the MHU Asheville Center for Adult & Graduate Studies.

Nursing credit hours
Credit for previous nursing coursework = 31 shc
Nursing coursework within the RN to BSN program = 33 shc

Non-nursing credit hours
Non-nursing credit hours required = 64 shc

(Note that transfer students must complete 32 shc at MHU (met through the 33 shc in NUR courses in the RN to BSN program). Second degree students will have met all but the 33 shc in NUR courses in the RN to BSN program and must meet the A & P I and II and Lifespan Development requirement as the other coursework will have been met in the previous degree(s). Contact the dean of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing if you have questions or desire a preliminary transcript review at cfranklingriffin@mhu.edu.)

The BSN programs at Mars Hill University equip students with the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions to provide innovative health care across the lifespan through the roles of provider of care, designer of care, member of the profession, and member of the interdisciplinary team. Students will experience an education that:

  • Sharpens critical thinking and clinical judgment
  • Enhances healthy promotion and cultural sensitivity perspectives
  • Insists upon effective, interactive, and interdisciplinary communication
  • Engages with the community