The Thomas University RN-BSN nursing program is designed to allow Registered Nurses to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing while maintaining an active nursing practice. The RN-BSN program is offered online.
Why earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree? In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (Institute of Medicine, 2010a). In that publication, the IOM recommended that 80 percent of all nurses have their BSN by 2020 in order to meet the complexity of today’s health care environment. Download the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Education-Impact-Fact-Sheet for more details!
Hospitals hoping to earn Magnet status must provide plans to increase their BSN workforce to 80% by 2020. Many large national organizations have already established policy requiring RNs to have a BSN to be considered for promotion or even initial employment!
The expected employment growth rate for nurses is higher than average (12%) through 2028 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses with a BSN will have a wider variety of opportunities available to them.
“Thank you for a wonderful first semester on my journey to the BSN degree. It was a great experience. I would definitely recommend the program to others.”
– Kevin Sparrow
Registered Nurses may also pursue the RN-MSN or our unique RN-MSN/MBA program, which are designed for practicing RNs to work directly toward a master’s degree.
The RN-BSN program is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia; phone: 404-975-5000.
The following items are required for admission to the Thomas University RN-BSN or RN-MSN program:
Send official transcripts to:
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792
RN-MSN and RN-MSN/MBA applicants must submit the above documents as well as the following:
All documents can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RN-MSN graduate coursework is offered in a hybrid format. The hybrid format provides a combination of both online and face-to-face instructional time. Hybrid classes meet just ONE HALF-DAY PER MONTH.
BSN level “bridge” coursework provides ADN-prepared nurses with the academic preparation for graduate level coursework without requiring students to earn a separate BSN degree.
MSN students complete either the Nursing Education or the Nursing Administration track as part of their program. A BSN is not awarded to RN-MSN students.
The concept of creating a professional nursing honor society, with the eventual goal of becoming a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, has always been a goal of the Division of Nursing at Thomas University. In March 2012, the Phi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was officially chartered with 84 members, including six officers.
The Phi Tau Chapter of STTI at Thomas University serves to provide a mechanism for professional development, nursing education and collaboration among the nurses located in rural Southwest Georgia and North Florida. Since its inception, it has proven to be a strong and active organization of nursing students, graduates and nurse leaders in the region.
For more information, please visit Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.