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2023-2024 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN - Online)

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Bachelor of Science, RN to BSN Program (Online) Three-Year-Plan  

There are two different and separate tracks to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This is RN to BSN track for registered nurses (RNs) who have an Associate degree and currently hold a license to practice. This track is fully online and developed for the working nurse who desires to continue their educational career. 

The second BSN track is the Pre-Licensure BSN track designed for students who hold no professional nursing degree or license and desire to become a professional registered nurse (RN). Information for this track is located under Programs of Study>Nursing>Main Campus Bachelor of Science, Nursing 


Equipping students to serve Christ and the world as competent professional nurses through Spirit-empowered ethical practice informed by critical thinking, life-long learning, and leadership. 
The vision of the Nursing Program, also developed to reflect the vision of the University, is described below:
The Southeastern University Nursing Program will offer a professional education program that prepares students to provide excellent nursing care to individuals, families, and communities through the integration of faith, learning, and service.
Faculty will provide a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community that encourages students to grow in their role as professional nurses.
Students will gain an educational foundation that allows them to provide safe, evidence-based, and culturally competent care for all patients, with special emphasis on the underserved. They will use clinical judgment to integrate evolving technology and research findings into caring interventions that improve patients’ health and support the sick and dying, their families, and communities.
Students will commit to life-long learning, rigorous scholarship, leadership, and collaborative interprofessional practice as a means of serving their communities.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Total Program Hours - 120 Credit Hours

Foundational Core - 33 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry - 22 Credit Hours

Discursive Inquiry - 6 Credit Hours

Natural-Scientific Inquiry - 4 Credit Hours

Quantitative Inquiry - 3 Credit Hours

Socio-Historical Inquiry - 6 Credit Hours

Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry - Select One (1) of the Following (3 Credit Hours):

Divine Design - 39 Credit Hours

RN Licensure - The Divine Design section of the audit will include the 30 hours of RN Licensure transfer credit leaving 9 hours for students to earn.


To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001  (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002   (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003   (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004   (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students

*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above.  Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours.  State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met. 



Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours

Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours

* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements 



Select one course not taken in Foundational Core



Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.



Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.


3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college:  1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.


Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation. 


In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following:  History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.

Select One:

Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core

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