To Serve, Not Be Served

As a nurse, you serve others, and you do it well even in sometimes challenging circumstances. The Belhaven School of Nursing is here to serve you as you grow.

If you’re an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Belhaven’s flexible online program — while continuing to serve those in your community. Your servant’s heart, plus your desire to better yourself, makes you a perfect fit for the Belhaven family. We’re a nurturing haven for your academic endeavors​​​​.

Plus, our online RN to BSN program is the most affordable in Mississippi and enables you to earn your degree at an accelerated rate, ensuring competitiveness with all other programs in the state in terms of completion time.

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Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring & Expert Faculty

Our ​​​​academically qualified faculty members teach from experience and lead with compassion. They’ll push you to do your best, and they’ll help you achieve great things in and out of the classroom.

Small Class Sizes

We believe learning is best achieved when in community with others. Our class sizes allow you to network and learn from your classmates as well as your professors.

Competitive Tuition Rates

Belhaven is pleased to provide the lowest price for our RN to BSN program making it the most affordable in the state.

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Work on your degree from anywhere at anytime


Most affordable RN to BSN program in the state

12 Months

Time required to complete your degree

10 Courses

Allows you to complete the program as fast as any other program in MS

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Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is recognized in all 50 states and U.S. territories. This voluntary accreditation proves our ongoing commitment to continued growth, effective educational practices, and nationally shared standards.

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What You'll Learn

Belhaven University graduates are challenged to transform health care through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired nursing practice.

The RN to BSN program equips RNs with advanced knowledge of nursing concepts, including management and leadership, community health, and research. Additionally, the program provides you with a pathway to graduate study in nursing.

RN to BSN: What You Need to Know

RN-to-BSN curriculum.
Course Code Course Title Credits
NRN-412 Professional Role Development 3
NRN-415 Professional Writing for Nurses 2
NRN-416 Informatics in Health Care 2
NRN-421 Population Health 5
NRN-422 Nursing Research, Theory and Practice 3
NRN-423 Leadership & Management in Nursing 5
NRN-424 Capstone: Nursing Practice Synthesis 3
NRN-425 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3
NRN-426 Health Policy & Ethical Decision-Making 2
NRN-427 Professional Growth & Empowerment 2
  Total 30

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour Tuition
RN to BSN - 30 hours/10 courses $310 $9,300
RN to BSN - Prep Courses $310
Regular Undergraduate Courses $445

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Step Into the Challenge: Finish Your BSN

You can expect to be challenged and to learn new things from caring faculty members. Our convenient and flexible online format allows you to continue serving your community while learning new skills. It’s time to push yourself and to stand out among your colleagues with a BSN.

And, when you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to lead those colleagues — or serve in advanced roles, including community health and research positions. You’ll also have the building blocks needed to further your nursing education with graduate study.

Your continued education is a win-win for you, your patients, and your fellow nurses.

How Do I Get Started?

Before you apply, you must have:

  • Completed Belhaven’s general education and prerequisite course requirements
  • Finished all nursing prerequisite courses with a minimum of “C” or better in each course and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • An ​​​​associate degree or diploma (which includes clinical practice nursing courses) at a regionally accredited college or university
  • An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in your state of residence with no pending legal action
  • A computer that meets our hardware and software ​requirements
  • A stable internet connection

The application processes for Belhaven University and the nursing program must be completed separately.

How to Apply

To apply to the nursing program, you must meet the requirements described in the “Before You Apply” section. You must also submit these items by the deadline for fall or spring admission:

Resume & Transcripts

All of the components below will be evaluated as part of the admission decision. An application is considered complete when the student meets the following criteria:

  • Has graduated from a NLNAC/ACEN or nationally accredited nursing program at a regionally accredited college or university (which included clinical practice nursing courses);
  • Has submitted a complete application for the RN to BSN by the deadline for fall and spring admission;
  • Has a current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in state of residence with no pending legal action;
  • Has submitted a resume to, outlining health care interest or experience, campus/community involvement, leadership, employment, etc. by the deadline;
  • Has completed all nursing pre-requisite courses with a minimum of “C” or better in each course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on 4.00 scale; and
  • Has been admitted to Belhaven University.

​​​​​Email your resume to or mail it to:

Office of the Dean of Nursing
Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree Street, Campus Box 313
Jackson, MS 39202

Military Credit

If you’re a veteran and wish to be assessed for military credit, or if you plan on using veteran benefits, you must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.

Please note, before you can apply for the Nursing program, you must first be admitted to Belhaven University. After that point, you can then fill out the Nursing Application using your BlazeNet account information.

Acceptance of admission to Belhaven University does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program.

Students must comply with Mississippi legislative statutes and regulations regarding criminal background checks and fingerprinting. You have three weeks from the date on your letter of acceptance to complete the background check and fingerprinting process. For more information, contact the School of Nursing at 601-968-8935 or

Scholarships to Thank You for Your Service

Discover affordability with our RN to BSN program. Recognizing the financial challenges of college, we offer the lowest tuition rates in the state of Mississippi. Additionally there are a variety of scholarships to help you succeed in your education and career. Talk with your admission representative about using scholarships — in conjunction with state and federal grants — to assist with overall cost.

RN to BSN Scholarships

Meet Our Dean

Dr. Bobbie Loveless

Dean of the School of Nursing , Prelicensure BSN, RN-BSN

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13