Online RN to B.S. in Nursing Program

Courses Taught 100% Online

RN to B.S. in Nursing

Nurses with a B.S. degree are positioned for greater career opportunities, growth and longevity. In 2017, 86 percent of employers stated a preference for nurses with a bachelor’s degree, and nearly 50 percent of positions required it.3

Our RN to B.S. in Nursing program is designed for licensed RNs seeking their bachelor’s degree. In just 11 courses and as few as 12 months, you can learn advanced nursing skills, critical thinking and even better patient care when you earn this valuable credential.

Program Highlights:

  • Credits Required: 28 credit hours.
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $348 per credit hour.
  • Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 12 months. The maximum time to completion is five years.
  • Program Modality: All courses are taught 100 percent online.
  • Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Practicum Requirement: Practicums are leadership or population-focused, and provide experience with specific groups to enhance your previous RN work experience. Your practicum experience can be completed in your local area including your place of employment. We also assist you with practicum placements.

By graduation, you can:

  • Set the example for nursing leadership, safety and quality based on proven national standards.
  • Integrate evidence-based nursing to practice.
  • Practice process improvement methodologies in all health care settings.
  • Provide population-focused health care.

You’ll complete our program with a practicum at a location near you, so you can put your new knowledge and skills into practice and prove your nursing excellence.

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