R.N. to B.S.N.

The RN to BSN program is designed for nurses who have earned an associate degree and wish to return to school for their BSN. Given the advances in healthcare, increasingly complex patients, expansion of community health, and intricate technologies, many nurses feel the need to obtain additional education.

Why study RN to BSN at Coastal Georgia?

The RN to BSN program curriculum offers additional opportunity for hands-on practical experience while providing the graduate with the requirements and expertise necessary to enter a master’s program of study in the field of nursing. Courses are offered in an online format. The highly affordable tuition, challenging curriculum and personal attention you’ll receive make the Coastal Georgia BSN an easy choice for working professionals.

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What will I learn?

This program is designed to further nurses’ knowledge regarding disease processes, evidence-based practice, professionalism, ethics, informatics, community health, and leadership.

Cost of Attendance

Coastal Georgia’s Nursing program is very affordable at $106.80 per hour.

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  • The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program at College of Coastal Georgia at the Brunswick campus located in Brunswick, GA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
        • Address:3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30326; Phone at 404-975-5000; Fax at 404-975-5020.
        • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here.

Program Outcomes 




  • Graduated from regionally or nationally accredited Associate of Science in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing program
  • Fulfilled the Georgia RN to BSN articulation requirements
  • Completed general education core requirements
  • Have an active Georgia RN license (submit copy with application)
  • Transfer students must be admitted to College of Coastal Georgia before applying to the RN to BSN program
  • Applied for the RN to BSN program
  • Submitted all official transcripts to the Department of Nursing
  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 in the required academic program courses
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Program Details

  • Students in the RN to BSN program can choose to complete the program in three or six semesters (including summers).
  • All coursework is completed online.
  • Two in-person clinical rotations are required, but can be completed at the student’s location of choice.
  • Courses are taught by faculty who are experienced in online instruction and adult learner needs.
  • Students are admitted in the fall semester.

What can I do when I graduate?

Nurses will be prepared to further their career, or to continue their education in graduate studies.

Contact Information:

Ashley Barnes

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Barnes earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University, and her Associate of Science in Nursing from the College of Coastal Georgia. She is a Certified Nurse Educator. Prior to joining the Coastal Georgia faculty, Mrs. Barnes worked for three years in CCU.