RN-To-BSN Programs

An RN-to-BSN bridge program is designed specifically for registered nurses (RNs) to advance their education, allowing them to further help their patients. Nursing is a field that is constantly expanding, and it’s becoming increasingly more common for employers to require a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

A “traditional” BSN degree program typically takes about four years to complete, and often doesn’t require a nursing background to enter the program. In an RN-BSN program, active RN are typically able to use their previous nursing experience toward their degree, allowing them to complete it in half the time of a traditional BSN. Typical subjects covered in this degree program include nursing management, acute care, nursing care of vulnerable populations, and evidenced-based practice.

As an RN, you can earn a bachelor degree in nursing no matter where you live or how busy you are. The programs in this list are offered in online, hybrid, and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: “If you are an RN and want to advance your career, Purdue Global’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program could help you pursue new opportunities in specialized nursing and nursing management. Study to enhance your critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to better meet the demands of patient care while you prepare for your future in nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: The RN to BSN degree program at Grand Canyon University is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The format and courses of the regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner RN, and to maximize strengths that the working RN possesses. The curriculum covers nurse competencies, management and leadership, health assessment, statistics, research, trends and issues, ethical decision-making, family-centered health, public health, and spirituality in health care. In addition, the student’s learning will culminate in project proposal to resolve and issue or problem in the nursing practice.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Colorado Technical University

Colorado Technical University – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: “Colorado Technical University has a RN to BSN degree program designed to help you prepare to take on more complex nursing responsibilities, and it can be completed in as few as 9 months. In this program, you may explore how to: Apply healthcare policy, finance, regulation, accreditation, and trends as a patient advocate; Use information and technical resources to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decisions; Navigate patient preferences and designee control to provide compassionate, coordinated care; Design and analyze strategies to improve quality and safety; and more.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

South University

South University – Accredited By SACS

RN to BSN: “The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at South University is designed for registered nurses who hold an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or who are diploma graduates of a school of nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLNAC). Our accelerated course schedule combines campus and online classes, helping RNs achieve their goal of a BSN degree in the most efficient way possible.”Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University – Accredited By NEASC

RN to BSN: “This undergraduate degree program provides you with the knowledge required in today’s nursing roles as well as the personal touch at the heart of the profession. The online RN to BSN program offered by Sacred Heart University is designed to help RNs with a diploma or ADN develop their professional skills in health assessment, information technology, evidenced-based practice, and more. The curriculum also covers such topics as concepts of health care and wellness across cultures, clinical leadership development, and methods of measuring care outcomes.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

ECPI University

ECPI University – Accredited By SACS

RN to BSN: “At ECPI, the RN to BSN program can help prepare graduates reach the new levels of skill needed to succeed in their careers. This program can give students experience with: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning; Application and understanding of advanced technologies; Leadership skills and concept development; Communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers so as to coordinate care and advocate for vulnerable populations; and more.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University – Accredited By SACS

RN to BSN: “With your BSN from NSU, you’ll be recognized for your outstanding ability to lead others and advance your career faster. Our program is designed to prepare you to promote safe, quality nursing care within complex healthcare systems, and evaluate the effectiveness of patient-and-family centered nursing care. You’ll also learn how to incorporate technology and information management to promote a safe-practice environment while also building an understanding of the human experience into delivering care. By graduation, you’ll also be able to provide culturally and spiritually competent patient-and-family centered care in health promotion and disease/injury prevention.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Duquesne University

Duquesne University – Accredited By MSCHE

RN to BSN: “If you have a diploma or associate degree in nursing (ADN), but are ready for all the advantages a BSN can offer, explore Duquesne University’s fully accredited, online RN-BSN program. Through this innovative program, you can earn your degree completely online on a full- or part-time basis, while still benefiting from one-on-one faculty advising. You can also enroll in our program at virtually any time, with three start dates and no GRE or application fee.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Utica College

Utica College – Accredited By MSCHE

RN to BSN: “The online RN to BSN program at Utica College prepares licensed registered nurses (RN) for an enhanced career in today’s demanding healthcare environment. Coursework covers subjects in community health, healthcare leadership and management, pharmacology, health policy, and ethics. Students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn and practice experiences that foster patient-centered care, inter-professional teams, evidence based practice, informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, and practice across the life span in an ever-changing and complex health care environment.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Grantham University

Grantham University – Accredited By DEAC

RN to BSN: “Earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an important step in your decision to advance your nursing career. Grantham University’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Program is 100% online, and is designed to build upon your associate degree with current, evidence-based courses, modeled according to the NLN Competencies for Nursing Graduates and QSEN Competencies. This program allows you to use your prior coursework and life experience to count towards up to 75% of the credit hours you’ll need to graduate, which can bring you closer to your degree, faster.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: “At CCU, the goal of the RN to BSN program is to develop compassionate and competent nurse leaders who will help transform healthcare through nursing as ministry. Offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies, this degree option is specially planned for working RNs looking to advance their careers. You’ll join other nurses in a cohort and take classes together. As a student in this program, you’ll take one course at a time, in five-week blocks, and in an online format. Small class sizes, application-based practice experiences, and colleague relationships encourage learning communities and networking. Students also have direct access to national faculty expert leaders in healthcare.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: “The CCNE-accredited online RN-BSN program at the University of Saint Mary (USM) offers registered nurses the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while actively working. You’ll build upon your existing knowledge and skills through rigorous, in-depth courses on health assessment, pathophysiology, research, palliative care, and community health. This program can be completed entirely online in as little as 12 months. USM is there every step of the way, helping you to succeed, giving you confidence, removing barriers, and eliminating the uncertainties of returning to school.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

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Walsh University – Accredited By HLC

RN to BSN: “Walsh University’s online RN-BSN program will prepare you to be a critical thinker, decision maker, and proactive caregiver. Respond faster and more effectively by anticipating issues. Our nursing students learn through evidence-based practice, and our nursing curriculum is guided by research, studies, and experience. You’ll learn from faculty with real-world experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. Delve into hands-on practice with four practicums, all of which are project-based and easily accommodate online students. An optional course is offered which enables students to work with a faculty member to develop a professional portfolio.” Click Here to request information about this program.