R.N. to B.S.N. Program


R.N. to B.S.N. Program

The R.N. to B.S.N. program provides an opportunity for registered nurses (R.N.s) with a diploma or associate degree in nursing to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) 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. The Mars Hill University R.N. to B.S.N. program is offered at the Adult and Graduate Studies Asheville site at 303B Airport Road, Arden, and is the only seated (classroom) R.N. to B.S.N. program in the western North Carolina region. The NUR courses are delivered in a semi-online method with a class session once each week from 4:30 – 9:30 pm.

Credit for previous nursing coursework = 31 shc
Required nursing credit hours within the R.N. to B.S.N. Program = 33 shc

Required Non-nursing credit hours = 64 shc

The B.S.N. 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

Judge-McRae School of Nursing Requirements for the R.N. to B.S.N. Program:

GPA 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale) OR 2.4 (on a 4.0 point scale) with 3+ years experience
Transcripts from all previous institutions
Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
Completed Medical Form
Current Immunizations
Current CPR Card
Liability Insurance (obtained through Mars Hill University)
Clean Criminal Background Check for all states of residence for past 7 years

To apply:
Step One: Apply to Mars Hill University through Adult and Graduate Studies.
Step Two: Once accepted to the Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies, apply to the Judge-McRae School of Nursing

Contact Information

Heidi Sermersheim
Site Coordinator/ Admissions Counselor
Email: hsermersheim@mhu.edu
Asheville Center
303-B Airport Road
Arden, NC 28704
Office: 828-689-1671

Kimberly Morehouse
Administrative Assistant to Dean
Email: kimberly_morehouse@mhu.edu
Office: 204 Ferguson Health Sciences Center
Campus Box: 6678
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Phone: (828) 689-1600

Application Information

Adult and Graduate Studies Application

RN to BSN Program – Application

RN to BSN – Student Handbook