USM brings back online Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN degree

USM brings back online Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN degree

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi has brought back an online program to help registered nurses and associate degree in nursing students get their bachelor's degree.

The program, which had been available through the College of Nursing, was suspended a couple of years ago, but because of demand, it has been re-established with a revised curriculum.

Administrators say the best part is nurses can start taking the course when it's convenient for them.

"You can start the program in the spring, the summer or the fall semesters," said Kathleen Masters, interim dean of the College of Nursing. "It's one year in length if you go full time. There are three courses per semester. We offer them so that the student only takes two courses at a time because they are working nurses."

The program starts in the spring and applications are due by January 2.

To learn about requirements and admission deadlines, visit https://online.usm.edu/undergrad/online-nursing-rn-to-bsn-degree/.

The University of Southern Mississippi offers 11 undergraduate degrees and twenty-one graduate programs fully online. To learn more, visit https://online.usm.edu/.