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Online Fast Track RN-BSN

An ACEN-Accredited RN-BSN Offered Online

Transfer up to 90 Credits

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  • Duration 3 – 5 semesters
  • Cost per Credit $151.78
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • Hands-on clinical opportunities to prepare you for advanced practice
  • Expert educators offer one-on-one attention to every student
  • Our ACEN-accredited curriculum introduces you to graduate study

Fast Track Your Nursing Career

The accelerated online RN to BSN program is designed to enhance your professional capabilities while saving you time, so you can achieve your career goals faster. Transfer up to 90 credit hours from your RN program and complete your BSN in less than two years.

Through courses taught by leaders in nursing, you’ll become an expert in organizational leadership and management, and learn to apply advanced expertise in the treatment of culturally diverse communities.

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Qualify for Nursing Leadership Opportunities

With the online Fast Track RN to BSN program from FAMU, you’ll increase your salary potential and make a name for yourself as a leader in nursing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for registered nurses who completed a bachelor’s degree was $77,600 in 2021.1 This is nearly $10,000 more than registered nurses who only complete an associate degree.2 Discover where an online bachelor’s in nursing will take you.

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Coursework Designed for Advancement in Nursing

10 courses total

Clinical experience

The online Fast Track RN to BSN program requires the completion of 10 core courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Each course is taught by expert educators who incorporate their own nursing experience into each lesson. You’ll complete all coursework in a flexible online with personalized attention from your educators and gain hands-on experience in the field through clinical hours at the facility of your choice with faculty guidance and support.

Course Include:

  • NUR 4671 Promoting the Health of Populations
  • NUR 3169 Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Care
  • NUR 4836 Healthcare Policy
  • NUR 4830 Leadership and Management in Nursing
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Transfer up to 90 credits

Three start dates per year

The first step towards achieving your professional goals begins with submitting your application. The accelerated online RN to BSN program offers three start dates per year to allow you to begin your next step at a time that works for your busy schedule. To get started make sure you have the following:

A copy of your current valid, unrestricted, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license
An associate degree in nursing from an accredited institution
All official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities

FAMU general education requirements must be met prior to beginning nursing courses. Click here to see all pre-approved courses.
Due to restrictive state regulations, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students from some states. If you reside in a restricted state, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a FAMU online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities for more details.
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Invest in Yourself with an Affordable Online BSN

$151.78 per credit hour**

Scholarships and financial aid opportunities available

The online RN to BSN program from FAMU is priced at the affordable tuition rate of $151.78 per credit hour for resident students and $549.80 for non-resident students. The total cost of the degree for residents is $4,553.40 and is $16,494 for non-residents. In addition to FAMU’s affordable and competitive tuition rates, financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available to those who qualify.

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What You’ll Learn

With the online Fast Track RN to BSN program, you’ll learn to apply leadership skills when providing healthcare to individuals throughout the lifespan. You’ll explore cultural diversity within the healthcare field and build exceptional skills in healthcare policy, quality improvement, nursing informatics and more.

Program Outcomes

  • Use a variety of communication and collaborative techniques to engage in intra- and inter-professional teams in ways that respect the values, ethics and practice standards of all members and ensure the delivery of safe, quality care.
  • Apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver safe, quality care within the health care system and to advance the nursing profession.
  • Apply leadership and management concepts and skills to influence systems and policies in order to ensure safe, quality, patient care and healthful practice environments.
  • Implement strategies to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to meet the needs of diverse populations, based on physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual needs, cultural needs, preferences and values.
  • Enact a professional identity that reflects a commitment to legal and ethical practice and lifelong learning.
  • Engage in scholarly practice by critiquing research, using available evidence, and exhibiting a spirit of inquiry in the delivery of safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  • Use appropriate informatics and healthcare technologies to promote positive health outcomes and to deliver safe, quality care in the health care system.

About Our Faculty

Our purpose is to prepare exceptional nurses by creating a dynamic atmosphere where intellectual leaders are prepared to assume advanced roles as esteemed members of the Health Care team in order to improve delivery of health care and scientific knowledge underpinning evidence-based, culturally appropriate nursing practice to the residents of the state, the nation, and the world. Our focus will be on educating quality individual practitioners rather than quantities of students.

Faculty Spotlight

Doctor Linda Musu Edwards

Dr. Linda Musu Edwards, Ph.D., MN, RN

Dr. Edwards serves as Associate Dean and Professor for Undergraduate Programs including the traditional BSN and the RN-BSN online program at Florida A&M University School of Nursing. She has over 25 years serving in various professional healthcare settings and roles, to include clinical nursing, and nursing leadership. She has extensive experience in clinical practice as a Registered Nurse with experience in acute adult health, sub-acute rehab nursing, geropsychiatry nursing, geriatric nursing, and clinical nurse education leadership. Prior to joining FAMU, Dr. Edwards has served in various academic leaderships as Department Chair, Nurse Administrator, and Program Director for undergraduate pre-licensure nursing programs. She has successfully launched a pre-licensure nursing program and program expansion, and developed an LPN-RN Bridge program.

Dr. Edwards obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing Science from the University of Washington @ Bothell and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing with a Specialization in Health Care Administration from Walden University. Dr. Edwards research interest includes gender-based HIV health disparities and targeted HIV programs promoting caring, thoughtfulness, compassion, and information. She is a member of the America Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the National League of Nursing.

Faculty Spotlight

Robin W. Butler, PhD, MSN, RN

As an Assistant Professor at Florida A and M University in the School of Nursing Dr. Butler has taught in Clinical courses for Promoting the Health of Populations Community Nursing and Nursing Leadership-Transitional Practicum. Dr. Butler’s primary focus is Nursing Care of Children and their families. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Tuskegee University, and Master of the Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Florida specializing in Clinical Nurse Specialist role -Neonatal Nursing. Dr. Butler earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) from Barry University with a research interest focused on the Stress and Coping of Mothers and Fathers in the neonatal intensive care environment (NICU), and Adolescent Mothers in the NICU.

Dr. Butler’s additional interests include nursing education, the use of simulation for clinical application in the pediatric and adult populations, and application of nursing care. My career experiences include providing direct patient care to populations of pediatric and neonatal patients and their families to administration as the Florida Infant Screening coordinator and contract manager for pediatric programs that provide services for infants and children with life-long chronic illness. Dr. Butler enjoys teaching future nurses about nursing care that is caring, compassionate, understanding, and utilizing critical thinking to ensure safe care.

Advance Your Career at Your Pace

Florida A&M University offers a selection of online degree programs designed to fit your schedule and prepare you for career advancement. As an online student, you’ll have the flexibility to access courses at the time and place of your choice as you learn from the same expert faculty who teach on campus and experience the rigorous curriculum our HBCU is known for.

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Answers to Common Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online RN to BSN program.

Yes. The online Fast Track RN-BSN program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

No, prior work experience is not required. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes, the online RN-BSN accepts up to 90 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

The requirements for the online Fast Track RN-BSN program include:

  • Submit your application.
  • Must have a valid registered nurse (RN) license.
  • Submit all official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities.

You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

You’ll complete 30 core credits to earn the RN-BSN degree. You can review courses now.

There are 135 clinical hours required to complete the online RN-BSN program.

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Sources and Disclaimers

  1. Registered Nurses. Apr. 18, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.
  2. Average Registered Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay. Jun. 28, 2022. Retrieved July 14, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Registered_Nurse_(RN)/Hourly_Rate.

*The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

**Tuition reflects rate for residents. Non-resident tuition is $549.80 per credit hour.