Bachelor of Science in Nursing

About Limestone's Nursing Program (RN-B.S.N.)

The nursing program provides the RN-BSN completion curriculum to Registered Nurses (RNs) who wish to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The curriculum builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills by adding coursework in social sciences, nursing research, leadership, communication, professionalism, information management, genetics, population health, and the humanities. The program is offered 100% online making it flexible and accessible to enhance the education of nurses in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Applicants to the RN-BSN Program must have a valid RN license.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), which is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, recently approved the College’s online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program proposal. The RN-BSN program at Limestone University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) located at 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 877-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Nursing Program Mission

Inspired by the university mission to educate students from diverse backgrounds and committed to the health of citizens, the mission of the nursing program is therefore to support and prepare professional nurses who are able to:  

  • Use critical thinking in decision-making activities;  
  • Promote health and wellness to diverse individuals, families, and communities; and 
  • Demonstrate incorporation of professional standards, lifelong learning, advocacy, and compassion into nursing practice. 

Nursing Program Vision 

To meet the needs of our communities and profession by providing a quality innovative higher education experience.   

Nursing Program Goals 

  • Recruit and retain well-qualified faculty 
  • Attain national accreditation through CCNE  
  • Utilize best practices of adult learning theory in courses 
  • Prepare professional nurses with essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve health 
  • Increase the number of BSN nurses locally 

Nursing Expected Program Outcomes  

  • Graduate 70% of students who enroll  
  • Employer satisfaction  
  • Apply knowledge learned to professional nursing practice  
  • Prepared for graduate education  
  • Express satisfaction with BSN program  

Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) 

After completing the RN-BSN program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with healthcare team members, individuals, families, and groups 
  • Incorporate professional standards and codes, advocacy, ethics, leadership and compassion into nursing practice. 
  • Use critical thinking that integrates a liberal arts foundation, theory, evidence-based practice, and ethical decision making in the culturally- competent care of diverse individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan 
  • Engage in lifelong learning, professional development, and service to the profession and community 
  • Demonstrate understanding of research evidence, healthcare policy, regulation, and environments that impact nursing practice. 
  • Utilize patient care technology and information systems to support high quality nursing practice. 

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Day programs in Gaffney, online & evening classes in extended campus locations

  • Gaffney Campus
    Gaffney Main Campus
    1115 College Drive
    Gaffney, SC 29341
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  • Greenville Campus
    Greenville Campus
    25 Woods Lake Rd
    Suite 601
    Greenville, SC 29607
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  • Columbia Campus
    Columbia Campus
    Fontaine Business Center
    400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 800
    Columbia, SC 29223
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  • Midstate Campus
    Madison Plaza
    2724 West Palmetto Street
    Florence, SC 29501
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  • Charleston Campus
    Charleston Campus
    4500 Leeds Avenue
    Suite 221 W
    Charleston, SC 29405
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List of Evening Class locations

Our business programs are offered in a variety of locations, each built for different students. Our traditional day students attend class on our main campus in Gaffney, South Carolina— a beautiful town with rich historic buildings and hundreds of campus involvement opportunities. More than half of day students live on campus and participate in athletics, fine arts, community service and other leadership associations.

Our Online & Eveninges provide evening classrooms in locations all across South Carolina – - Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and at our main campus in Gaffney.

Our online programs are accessible across the country – so even if you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can still work towards your Limestone degree. Students also have the option to take a combination of classes at any of these campuses and online.

Corporate Partnerships for Online and Evening Students

Limestone University holds a number of partnerships with companies providing corporate grants to students. If a student’s company participates in the program, he or she is eligible to receive the grant each semester. With the corporate grant, students can still receive financial aid and any state or federal student loans. Here are a few of our partner corporations:

Origin SC
Cherokee County Schools
Dish Network
Novant Health
Michelin NA
Medical University of South Carolina
The Timken Company
McLeod Health
The Charles Lea Center
Brown Packing Co.
Papa Johns
Blue Acorn
Koyo Bearings
Core Molding Technologies
JM Smith
Robert Allen Group
Parker Hannifin
QS 1
Spinx logo
Broad River Electric Cooperative
Palmetto Goodwill
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Southern Weaving
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Infrastructure Consulting & Enginering
Smith Drug Company
RX Medic
RedSail Technologies
Integral Solutions
Charleston County
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Charleston County Parks & Recreation
Charleston Marine Containers
Berkeley County Government
Roper Staffing
SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.
Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath
Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc
North American Rescue
Ply Gem
VTL Precision
Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Productivity Solutions & Training
Palmetto Project
Mariott Greenville
Dorchester County
Assurant, Inc.
Bon Secours St Francis Health System
Innova Web Design Group
Piedmont Petroleum Corp
Charleston County Aviation Authority
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
Propel HR
Plastic Omnium
Three J Property Maintenance
CLK MultiFamily Management Sedgefield Apartments
Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
Wheeler Material Handling
Family Physicians of Spartanburg
Georgetown County Water and Sewer District
Carolina Wellness And Recovery Of Powdersville
Jasper County
Dorchester School District Two
Florence One Schools
Mossburg Sign Products, Inc

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Limestone works to make education affordable, putting together a financial aid package with need and merit-based financial aid options for every one of their admitted students. 95 percent of Limestone University students receive some type of financial assistance. Academic, athletic and arts scholarships, activity and need-based grants are all available for day students. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Military-friendly College

Limestone University offers close to a 50 percent tuition discount for Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard military service personnel and works to make programs flexible and affordable. Limestone University has been chosen as a Military-Friendly School and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOCAD, SOCGuard, and SOCCoast). Chosen as a Top-25 Best College for Veterans (South) this year from US News and World Report, Limestone understands the demanding and transient nature of a career in the military. We appreciate your service, and are here to assist in any way possible. Learn more.