Our RN to BS in Nursing program is designed for RNs who want to grow their expertise and meet today’s industry standards. Nurses with bachelor’s degrees have a competitive advantage as well as a salary boost in today’s job market.


$7,500 degree package ($250/credit hour)


Beginning in Fall 2020, you have the opportunity to begin your education during Fall, Spring or Summer completely online in just 40 weeks!

Take advantage of our flexible 8-week modules and reduced tuition.




CCNE accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southwestern Adventist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 



Program Admission Requirements:*


  • Completion of an Associate Degree or Diploma program from an accredited college or university.
  • Active unencumbered RN license, or temporary RN permit, or RN licensure within 3 months of graduating from an AD or Diploma program.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5


*RN licensure must be in the state(s) in which the student participates in any clinical learning experience.





Required Courses

Item #TitleCredits
EDUC 505RN-BS Professional Development1
UNIV 311 Wellness for Life2
NURS 312 RN-BS Health Assessment 3
NURS 332 RN-BS Pathophysiology/Pharmacology4
NURS 316RN-BS Gerontological Nursing2
NURS 331 RN-BS Evidence-based Practice3
RELT 312 Christian Ethics3
RELT 325World Religions3
NURS 406RN-BS Leadership and Management in Nursing 3
NURS 444RN-BS Population Health 3
NURS 436RN-BS Healthcare Policies and Economics3
 Sub-Total Credits30