Less time to your degree. More time to care.

Advance Your Healthcare Career.

Get the BSN degree you need without missing out on the job you love. Our program requires only 36-39 semester hours to complete and there are no traditional clinical requirements — so you can complete course projects where you work or in the community.


The RN-BSN program at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Learning Online at Cumberland

The only difference is how you learn. Not what you learn. Earn the same, accredited BSN hospitals demand, but study when and where you want. THE NET.WORK™ connects you to:
Engaged Classmates • Expert Professors • Practical Courses

What You’ll Learn

Foundations of nursing science

Improved clinical and assessment skills

Communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills

Leadership and management skills

Degree Requirements

Total prerequisite courses (12 hours) Total GEC courses (33 hours) Total Validation credit (38 hours) Total RN to BSN core courses (37 hours)
122 minimum hours required for graduation

Foundation Skills (2 hours)
ONL 212 Foundations of Online Learning

General Education Core (33 hours)

NUR 230 Nutrition (2)
NUR 301 Dosage Calculation (1)
NUR 302 Professional Nursing Foundations (5)
NUR 314 Pharmacology in Nursing I (2)
NUR 315 Pharmacology in Nursing II (2)
NUR 331 Professional Nursing Role (2)
NUR 371 Adult Health Nursing I (6)
NUR 372 Adult Health Nursing II (6)
NUR 376 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (4)
NUR 406 Nursing in Child and Family Care (4)
NUR 407 Nursing in  Women’s Health and Newborn Care (4)

BIO 203 Microbiology (3)
BIO 203L Microbiology Lab (1)
BIO 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

NUR 316 Community Health Nursing (4)
NUR 323 Pathophysiology (4)
NUR 325 Introduction to Nursing Research (2)
NUR 327 Health Assessment (4)
NUR 342 Transcultural Nursing and Global Health (2)
NUR 346 Nursing Case Management of Vulnerable Populations (2)
NUR 378 Concepts of Professional Nursing (2)
NUR 400 Issues and Trends in Professional Nursing (2)
NUR 401 Professional Nursing Capstone (2)
NUR 420 Gerontology (2)
NUR 421 Applied Nursing Research (2)
NUR 426 Leadership and Management in Nursing (4)
NUR 433 Informatics in Nursing (2)
PSY 205/MATH 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)


To apply, you’ll need:

A nursing diploma or AS degree in nursing (regionally accredited).
A 2.0 GPA.
A current and valid registered nurse license without restriction in your state of residence.
To be currently employed as an RN (with exceptions).
2 years of work experience as an RN.
Completion of the following prerequisites:

    • Microbiology
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Statistics (but can be taken within the program if missing)


Not only does a Cumberland BSN cost less than many other schools, it also delivers value almost immediately. Our practical, targeted program does everything to provide you with knowledge you can use to help your patients — and your career — every day.

Your Course Path

Finish Your Degree in 12 months!

  • Fall
  • 16 Weeks
    NUR 323 OR NUR 327
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
    ONL 212 NUR 325

  • Spring
  • 16 Weeks
    NUR 316
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
    NUR 400
    NUR 378
    NUR 433
    NUR 421

  • Summer
  • 16 Weeks
    NUR 426
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
    NUR 342
    NUR 346
    NUR 401
    NUR 420

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