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The R.N. to B.S.N. program provides flexible, fully online learning opportunities for students who are graduates of community college or diploma schools and are licensed registered nurses (R.N.). Classes are offered asynchronously and fully online so students can maintain employment while completing the B.S.N. degree. The program provides a foundation for professional practice and will equip students for further opportunities afforded through graduate study and advance practice.

The program can be completed in one year full-time (3 semesters) or two years part-time (5 semesters.) The curriculum is designed to build up existing nursing knowledge to empower nurses to strengthen practice and professional involvement. Courses encourage the development of new technology, management and relational skills that will enhance future practice within the profession. Class sizes are small and the learning environment is creative and fun. Expert faculty are enthusiastic, passionate about nursing and eager to facilitate success in their students.

Degrees Offered
Degrees Offered






Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Nurses with an R.N. license and associate degree from a community college or diploma nursing school are eligible to apply.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers 

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Admission to the Major

Full and part-time students are admitted twice a year in August for fall entry and December for spring entry. Applications are processed on a rolling admission basis until the class fills; however, the deadline for fall entry is August 1 and December 1 for spring entry. Applicants who apply prior to the deadlines will be given first consideration. For more information, visit

Students should meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of RN to BSN Prerequisite, Corequisite, and General Education Requirements
  • An Associates' degree or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited program.
  • Transcripts reflecting a cumulative GPA on all college work attempted of 2.5 or better on a 4-point scale with a minimum of 2.5 in Nursing (if applicable.) Transcripts showing a GPA below 2.5 will be reviewed on an individual case by case basis.
  • TOEFL scores greater than 570 for international applicants.
  • Current unrestricted R.N. license in any state, Washington D.C. or a U.S possession or territory.
  • Graduates of foreign nursing schools who are licensed outside of the United States are required to pass the Qualifying Exam of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).
  • Employment as an R.N. for a minimum of six months or plans to practice concurrently with coursework.
  • Be able to meet the school's Technical Standards for nursing practice.
Progressing in the Major

Once admitted into nursing, students must complete all nursing courses with a grade of "C" or better. Students who earn a grade of "D" or "F" may repeat the course one time with school approval. Students who receive a grade of "D" or "F" a second time are not permitted to continue in the program.

Students are not required to maintain a specific GPA once they are enrolled in the major.

The major is a part of the School of Nursing, an academic unit within the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

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