School of Nursing Reduces Cost and Time of RN to BSN Program

March 6, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven’s School of Nursing announced a major change that will make its RN to BSN program the most affordable and fastest in the state. The University is reducing the price for the entire degree to $9300 and giving students the option to complete the 30-hour degree at an accelerated pace, rivaling any other program in the state. 

“Empowering nurses to advance their careers efficiently and affordably has always been our priority,” said Dr. Audrey Kelleher, Belhaven’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our commitment to excellence means providing a pathway that prioritizes speed without compromising quality, ensuring our students can reach their goals without unnecessary barriers. At Belhaven, we're proud to offer a program that accelerates career advancement.”

This program is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. They can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Belhaven’s flexible online program, while continuing to serve those in their community.

“We understand the demands of registered nurses, which is why we have crafted a faster and more affordable program than ever before,” added Dr. Dana Armstrong, Belhaven’s Director of RN-BSN Program and Associate Professor. “Our asynchronous courses are tailored to accommodate the busy schedules of working nurses. With small class sizes, our faculty can dedicate time to building relationships with students and providing personalized one-on-one support when necessary.”

Belhaven’s 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 the University’s ongoing commitment to continued growth, effective educational practices, and nationally shared standards.

This program prepares nurses for leadership or opportunities in advanced roles such as community health and research positions. Students will also have the building blocks needed to further their nursing education with graduate study.

With the new price point, students can apply for additional state and national scholarships that make earning a BSN even more affordable.