RN to BSN in Nursing

Welcome to the Claflin University’s RN to BSN program. We are delighted you are interested in joining a cohort of future nurse leaders. We are South Carolina's only HBCU with an RN to BSN program. Our program is an innovative, high-quality program designed to prepare you for a higher level of nursing practice. Our goal is that every student receives a quality education and assumes nursing leadership roles to help shape the landscape of the future of nursing.

Claflin has a long history of serving her community with excellence.  The nursing program embraces this tradition and subscribe to the university’s guiding principles that include a commitment to excellence, valuing people, being customer focused, delivering exemplary education programs, and maintaining fiscal accountability.

The current challenges in America’s healthcare system have created opportunities for nurses to have a greater impact than ever.  We are therefore committed to providing an educational experience to prepare you to fully engage this challenge and lead healthcare initiatives.  We will focus intensives that help you address community and population-focused health issues and integrate evidence-based nursing into your daily practice.  We will help you learn to capitalize on interprofessional collaborations to promote optimal healthcare for your patients and families.

We hope that you will consider joining us in the RN to BSN program in beautiful Orangeburg, South Carolina.  Make plans to see beautiful Edisto Memorial Gardens when you come to town!

Dr. Shannon B. Smith, ACNS-BC, CNE
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing

Curriculum

The RN to BSN program coursework is primarily an online program. We hold Saturday Intensives once per month on campus. Students have an opportunity for practical application of online classroom theory and presentations from nursing leaders.

Nursing Coursework

There are 30 credit hours of core courses in the Nursing Curriculum:
Role Transition: Baccalaureate Role Development; Health Assessment; Nursing Informatics; Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice; Issues in Professional Practice; Health Promotion Across the Lifespan; Nursing Leadership; Nursing Practice in a Multicultural Society; Healthy Communities; Community Health Nursing; and more!

Our program is an innovative, high-quality program designed to prepare you for a higher level of nursing practice. Our goal is that every student receives a quality education and assumes nursing leadership roles to help shape the landscape of the future of nursing.

Student Opportunities and Experience

Claflin has a long history of serving the community with excellence. The nursing program embraces this tradition and subscribe to the university’s guiding principles that include a commitment to excellence, valuing people, being customer focused, delivering exemplary education programs, and maintaining fiscal accountability.

Our program is primarily offered online; however, there is an in-person intensive learning day offered once per month at our campus.

Careers and Outcomes

The current challenges in America’s healthcare system have created opportunities for nurses to have a greater impact than ever. We are therefore committed to providing an educational experience to prepare you to fully engage this challenge and lead healthcare initiatives. We will focus intensives that help you address community and population-focused health issues and integrate evidence-based nursing into your daily practice. We will help you learn to capitalize on inter-professional collaborations to promote optimal healthcare for your patients and families. Our program prepares you for careers in hospitals, convalescent centers, clinics, home care, and physician's offices. We focus on techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for the sick, disabled, and the infirm.

Admissions Requirements

  • Earned Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Current unencumbered licensure as an RN
  • Completion of all general education requirements either by transfer or in residence with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

Contact Us

Dr. Shannon B. Smith, ACNS-BC, CNE
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing
Office Number: (803) 535-5241
shansmith@claflin.edu

Claflin Academic Catalog

Courses & Requirements

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