The 100% online RN-BSN option prepares the RN to expand their career in nursing. FranU’s ACEN accredited RN-BSN program builds on students' previous nursing education with a focus on evidenced-based practice, leadership, health policy and community nursing concepts.
*For more information about the FMOLHS tuition benefit for the RN-BSN program, team members should contact FranU Admissions at email@example.com or 877-242-3509.
The mission of the RN to BSN program is to build on a foundation of the arts and sciences to form self-directed, nurse generalists prepared to assume leadership roles in the delivery of evidence based nursing care. The nursing programs develop professional nurses within an educational climate of honesty, respect, inquiry, service, and collaboration.
By providing the knowledge and skills essential to practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, our online RN to BSN program prepares registered nurses for professional leadership roles, career enhancement and graduate/doctoral study in nursing. More specifically, you learn to:
Our faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and a comprehensive blend of clinical practice, content expertise, and educational experience.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The School of Nursing online RN-BSN program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing* (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810, (225) 755-7500, http://www.lsbn.state.la.us and holds accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://acenursing.org.
No, unfortunately we do not. We do, however, have a generous transfer credit policy that allows you to potentially transfer up to 90 credits towards your bachelor’s degree.
No, however, you may transfer up to 90 credits based on your prior education experience in you associate’s degree program.
Credits are reviewed on a case by case basis by our admissions team. If you have questions feel free to contact an Enrollment Advisor at 877-242-3509.
Depending on your background and prior classes taken you may be able to transfer up to 90 credits. Call us at 877-242-3509 and an Enrollment Advisor will guide you through the process. If you need more information, please call us or fill out the form on this page for more information.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is fully accredited. Please contact the college or university you are planning to attend for guidance on what FranU courses will transfer.
Tuition is charged by credit hour for all programs of study. Fees are charged per credit hour or per semester, depending on the fee. For additional information, please visit our Tuition & Costs page for more information.
Many of our students receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. FranU also participates in the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) program and the Louisiana Go Grant program. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible so that we may process your application in a timely fashion. To learn more about the FAFSA visit fafsa.ed.gov or view the video below. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University FAFSA code is 031062
No, unfortunately we do not, we do however, take pride in helping our RN to BSN program participants and graduates the support they need to fulfill academic as well as professional goals.
Online classes at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University require self-management. You learn at a location and time most convenient for you, which means you must be self-directed.
Many students complete their clinical components at their place of employment, your faculty member can provide more information.
You go to class by logging in and accessing course materials through an internet capable device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet. Lectures, books and other materials are accessed online where you can read, listen to or watch them. Assignments are typically completed online as well, though you may work on them when not logged in.
The classes are completely online so you’ll be working in cohorts that could be large and small. However, you can participate individually as well as contribute to group discussion at your own pace and time while maintaining a professional life.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University offers five entry points per year.
There are no mandatory login times. You can login to read lectures or complete coursework as needed.
As a 100% online program, you can take classes on your schedule, weekdays or weekends.
You can take as many courses as you like.
No - Courses are 100% online.
Online RN-BSN Application Requirements:
Diploma or associate degree from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited nursing program
A minimum 2.0 GPA
Online students should have basic computer skills, Internet access, and the ability to send email, navigate the Internet and install software. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University courses use Moodle, a Learning Management System, for online learning. The minimum technical specifications needed to participate in an online course are listed below.
The computer should be able to support one of the following operating systems:
The computer should have the following hardware:
The computer should have the following free plug-ins installed to enhance the online experience:
The computer should have one of the following web browsers installed:
The computer should have the following productivity software installed:
**Arts and Science Elective:
3000 level or above - Must be in the Theology department
**Nursing Elective: (Choose ONE of the following)
NURS 4310 – RN-BSN Successful Aging (3 credit hours)
NURS 4320 – RN-BSN Mental Health and Film (3 credit hours)
NURS 4325 – RN-BSN Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing (3 credit hours)