This full-time bachelor's degree program can be completed in two years with classes take place in an online format.

This program is fully accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Lees-McRae College RN to BSN program is an innovative, modular-based nursing curriculum for registered nurses who are ready to pursue completion of their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. The program focuses on the utilization of a collaborative adult-learner centered approach that recognizes the family, home, and employment responsibilities of the nurse as a student. A BSN degree will open doors to additional opportunities in many areas of nursing.

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Below is an example of a two-year course of study:

First Semester

Second Semester

NUR 250 Biochemistry for Nursing (3) IDS 410 Bioethics in Healthcare (3)
NUR 317 Nursing Communication (3) NUR 329 Research for the Nursing Profession (3)
NUR 319 Nursing Education (3) IDS 420 Integrated Social Sciences (3)
IDS 400 Humanities: Holistic Approach (3) IDS 300 Statistical Methods for the Healthcare Professional (3)

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

ART 351 Arts & Life (3) PSY 443 Psychology of Work Life (3)
NUR 321 Nursing Applications (3) NUR 413 Nursing & Healthcare Systems (3)
NUR 414 Nursing Care in Community I (3) NUR 422 Management & Leadership (3)
NUR 451 Nurse Project I (3) NUR 452 Nurse Project II (3)
NUR 415 Nursing Care in the Community II (2)
See full degree requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

The healthcare field boasts numerous opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Home health care, employment in a hospital, working with a doctor, a medical specialist or private practice, hospice care, residential facilities, schools and colleges, department of corrections, and many other options are available to the graduate with this degree.


Martha Hartley, MSN
Assistant Professor of Community Nursing
B.S.N., East Tennessee State University
M.S.N., University of New Mexico

Linda Smedburg, MSN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Program Coordinator for RN to BSN Degree Completion Program
A.A.S., Buck County Community College
B.S.N., WinstonSalem State University
M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Additional Information

For additional information on our RN to BSN program please download our brochure


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Contact Us

Linda Smedburg
Program Coordinator, RN to BSN
smedburgl@lmc.edu | 828.898.8975