The May School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Lees-McRae College offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program to those who are licensed registered nurses with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Registered Nursing.

This program is designed to meet the needs of adult learners to further their education while continuing full-time employment. Classes are eight weeks in length and two courses are taken in each eight week section. Each semester contains four courses, and learners may complete their baccalaureate in two years.

Faculty are master’s and doctorally prepared with expertise in their field of practice. The RN to BSN Completion program is designed to support the learner in academic success, and personal and professional growth. Courses are facilitated by faculty with topics centered on career development, comprehensive assessment, management and leadership, informatics, and community and population-based care. 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Lees-McRae College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


All non-nursing courses are built into the program so you can earn your BSN in just two years.

Your real-world professional experiences are used explicitly in course content to draw on your work experience.

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nursing honor society founded in 1922 by six nurses in Indianapolis, IN. STTI now has over 500 chapters with more than 135,000 active members residing in 90 countries around the world. The mission of STTI is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

The May School of Nursing and Health Sciences has formed an STTI honor society, with the goal of applying for official chapter charter status with STTI by June 2019. As part of our Honor Society, we are inviting nurses with a BSN to become members of the May School of Nursing Honor Society as Community Nurse Leaders. Graduating nursing students are invited to join based upon GPA in the baccalaureate program.

The Honor Society will be hosting events throughout the year to network and discuss how to increase nursing effectiveness using evidence-based practice. For further information about the May School of Nursing Honor Society, please contact Dr. Mary Asher, Membership Chair at asherm@lmc.edu.

Career Opportunities

Building upon existing knowledge and skills, learners enrolled in the RN to BSN Completion program will attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing opening doors to additional opportunities in nursing including management and leadership, community and population health, case management, clinical nurse and board-certification specialties, and the ability to attain further education at the master’s and doctoral level. 

Meet the Faculty

Claire Cline, DNP, MPH, RN
Director of RN to BSN Program, Assistant Professor

Martha Hartley, MSN
Assistant Professor of Community Nursing


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