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  • Graduate in as few as 12 months
  • Take courses on your schedule
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Competitive tuition
  • Multiple starts per year
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RN to BSN Program

Daniel Flynn

What Our Students Are Saying

Daniel Flynn is a paramedic who attended the University’s Accelerated Nursing Program while still working in New Orleans as an emergency medical technician (EMT). After graduation, he continued his work as a paramedic and began working as a registered nurse as well.

Flynn was approached to become one of the main paramedics on the show Nightwatch,  an unscripted A&E true-crime series that embeds with New Orleans first responders. In his cast notes, Flynn explains why he loves his work: “I love being the guy people look to for help…An older paramedic who trained me early in my career told me the famous quote, ‘To the world, you are just one person, but to one person, you could be the world.’ This is [the] impact paramedics can have on a person’s life.”

Daniel FlynnBSN, RN, EMT
RN to BSN Program Details

The online RN to BSN program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and holds accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.​

Admissions Requirements

RN to BSN Program Curriculum

To enter the RN to BSN online program, the student must have completed an RN Program and have an active, permanent RN license. 30 hours of RN to BSN courses must be completed at FranU. Each online course is eight to sixteen weeks in length and can be completed 100% online.

Students have the opportunity to take multiple courses at a time. A full-time student can complete the required nursing courses toward the BSN in two semesters. Transfer credits for courses from other accredited institutions and credit-by-examination will be accepted according to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University policy.

RN to BSN Professional Program Courses:

NURS 3340 | Evidence-Based Nursing
NURS 3350 | Professional Nursing Concepts
NURS 4300 | Leadership Principles in Nursing
NURS 4335 | Healthcare Policy
NURS 4725 | Community Health Nursing

See our Program Guide for complete course listings

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Online RN to BSN Program Goals

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:

  • Provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, communities and populations.

  • Apply arts, science and nursing learning in the delivery of high-quality nurse care.
  • Translate existing evidence into safe nursing practice.
  • Communicate and collaborate respectfully with partners to optimize health.
  • Function as a leader and change agent within dynamic healthcare systems using knowledge of health policy and legal principles.
  • Adhere to ethical principles while serving as advocate and healthcare provider.

See our program guide for more information

Career Opportunities for BSN-Prepared Nurses

The potential for career advancement is significantly enhanced for nurses who complete an RN to BSN program. In fact, the American Nurses Credentialing Center requires a hospital’s nurse managers to all have a BSN or graduate degree in nursing for it to receive its Magnet designation of distinction. This is due to a growing body of research that indicates lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors and increased positive outcomes are linked to nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level.

“In the past, there was a huge gap in nursing between research and translating it into better patient outcomes,” said Phyllis Pedersen, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., dean of FranU's School of Nursing. “Completing the online RN to BSN program allows you to form the ability to understand and translate research into practice. You have to learn how to get into the literature and see what the evidence says. We’re creating, in essence, translators of the knowledge.”

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