Southern Wesleyan adds RN-to-BSN program

Southern Wesleyan University received approval to offer a new RN-to-BSN degree program.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently granted approval to the university, which is located in Central.

“A unique feature of Southern Wesleyan’s RN-to-BSN program is the attention placed on servant leadership through the provision of truly transformational experiences,” said Dr. Beth Fezio, dean and the RN to BSN program’s director, in a news release announcing the program. “These experiences will place a heavy emphasis on community action built on a foundation of faith and Christian leadership, and may include local, national, or even international travel to assess the needs of diverse populations, plan appropriate actions and provide evidence-based support and intervention.”

The university has started taking applications for the online program, and classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 20. Southern Wesleyan officials said they will seek national accreditation for the program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.