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RN-BSN Degree Completion Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degree completion program is designed to enrich the academic and professional experiences of the registered nurse seeking advanced roles and management opportunities.

  • Whether you're a new RN or a seasoned nurse, St. Luke's College can help you reach your academic and professional goals.
  • Seamless transition to BSN.
  • Learner-focused program.
  • Flexible full and part time schedules.
  • 100% online courses 
RN-BSN Curriculum

The RN-BSN degree completion program utilizes your previous credits, upper division core nursing credits and electives to total the 120 credits hours needed to graduate. Full and part time schedules can be developed to meet your individual needs.

RN-BSN Curriculum Core Courses:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Informatics in Health Care
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Culture & Diversity in Health Care
  • Health Assessment
  • Proactive Nursing
  • Population-Focused Nursing
  • Population-Focused Nursing Practicum
  • Introduction to Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Synthesis of Nursing Practice

Elective Courses:

  • Communication for Health Care
  • Business Management in Health Care
  • Health Care Finance
  • History of Health Care Systems
  • Education in Health Care
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Law and Ethics in Health Care
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Health Policy and Leadership
  • Leadership Power and Voice
  • Independent Research Project
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Death, Dying and Grief

Special Focus Topics in Nursing:

  • Adaptation to Chronic Health Issues
  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Palliative Nursing Care
  • Pharmacology for Nurses
RN-BSN Program Accreditation


The Associate of Science in Nursing program at St. Luke's College, located in Sioux City, Iowa is accredited by the:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The Bachelor's Degree Nursing Education Program is approved by:

Iowa Board of Nursing
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
(515) 281-3255

Online Course Guide


Use Google Chrome to access online courses
1. Go to Blackboard Learn.  Courses Requiring Access Code E Text Purchase register in the course under "Student" follow prompts to use access code
2. Select the course
3. Go to Course Documents
4. Select "Start Here"


Essential Documents: The course is organized with a Welcome Letter, "Course at a Glance" Schedule, Syllabus, and Learning Modules/Lessons.  Additional resources listed below the Learning Modules include rubrics, information on accessing St. Luke's Library, EBSCO Host Searching, and APA sample paper.


Learning modules/lessons contains discussions, quizzes and assignments.  The schedule for due dates for these components are listed on the "Course at a Glance" Schedule. 


To post an original discussion, click on Discussion Questions. Select Create Thread. Enter discussion subject in the required field.  Enter your post in the message box. Click submit to enter the post. You may also Save the Draft or Cancel.
To reply to a post, click on the subject and select Reply.  
Discussion postings occur during the associated Lesson Module dates.  Refer to the Discussion Rubric.


Quizzes are located in the Learning Modules.  Click on the quiz and select Begin.  Save and submit at the end of the quiz.  


Submit assignments and appropriate rubric through the course drop box.  Due dates are listed on the Course at a Glance" Schedule.


Access course orientation through Tools on the left column.  Click on this and select Collaborate.  Enter the session participate in the online orientation scheduled with your instructor.  This link will also be emailed to you by your instructor.


Notify course instructor for technology issues.  Contact information included in course syllabus.