RN to BSN Program

RN to BSN Flexible Option:

Grambling State University School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The RN has the same course requirements as the generic students for the BSN degree. General education courses are sequenced for completion prior to the professional nursing component. After general education requirements are met, an RN can complete the program in two semesters.

Admissions to the School of Nursing RN to BSN Program


Application for admission to the pre-nursing program is the same process as required by the University; the application must be submitted to the University Admissions Office.

If an RN has graduated from an accredited RN program, the laboratory hours in the required science courses may be waived if the student has a ?C? or higher grade in a total of 20 semester credit hours in appropriate science courses (Human Anatomy & Physiology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic & Biochemistry, Microbiology).


The completed admission packet must be postmarked on or before April 1 for a fall admission and October 1 for a spring admission. The admission requirements and materials include:

  • Current enrollment or eligibility for enrollment at GSU
  • A notarized admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (GSU also)
  • Completion of all required pre-nursing courses with the grade of "C" or above
  • Evidence of current Louisiana license annually

When an RN completes the first semester courses of the professional component, credit will then be awarded for 42 semester credit hours of nursing which correspond with content of courses for which credit was earned in a previous RN program.