Nursing Major (R.N. to B.S.N.)
The purpose of the Liberty University School of Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. program is to prepare baccalaureate level nurses who are committed to Christian ethical standards and view nursing as a ministry of caring based on theoretical frameworks. The nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation from the arts, sciences, and the Bible, and focuses on the use of the nursing process to guide the acquisition of nursing knowledge, build strong clinical skills, and develop the foundation necessary for professional practice.
Accreditation and Licensure
The bachelor of science in nursing degree at Liberty University is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
The School of Nursing is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
Program Specific Admission Procedures
- All policies and procedures as stated in the current Liberty University Catalog apply unless otherwise stated.
- Students who are admitted into the RN to BSN program must first meet certain prerequisites before they may begin registration for nursing classes. Admission requirements are listed below.
- Liberty University Online Application
- RN licensure in state of residence (copy of licensure document)
- Active and current
- Students must have earned a diploma or an Associate Degree in Nursing through an NLN/ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program.
- Ability to meet essential attributes requirements
Upon acceptance into the program and United States RN licensure verification, 39 hours of advanced credit will automatically be applied toward students’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing. See the RN to BSN degree plan for additional course information.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- View nursing as a ministry, demonstrating Christ's love to all people.
- Coordinate resources and provide safe nursing care for individuals, families, and populations.
- Utilize critical thinking, clinical judgment decision-making, and evidence-based practice in determining nursing interventions and applying therapeutic skills.
- Demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills when interfacing with patients and professionals in healthcare settings encompassing prevention and management of disease and implementation of restorative and palliative care.
- Apply a Christian value system, based on Biblical principles, and professional ethics to the profession of nursing.
- Identify the need for ongoing personal and professional development through formal and informal, nursing and interprofessional scholarship.
- Demonstrate professionalism in behavior, communication, informatics, and research.