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RN to BSN Programs Online

Online RN to BSN programs are designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of working registered nurses. RN to BSN curriculum is built upon a foundation of physical, biological and social sciences. Students will take courses in the liberal arts where they will further develop their understanding of the cultural, social and intellectual sides of nursing. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) has become a critical step for career advancement in professional nursing.

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What is the AACN Saying about RN to BSN programs...

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and other leading nursing organizations have released statements to the effect that the BSN degree should be considered the minimum education needed prior to entering practice as a professional nurse. As a result, many RN's with an associates degree or a diploma in nursing are going back to school to enhance both their education and nursing career opportunities. In fact, according to the AACN RN to BSN program enrollment increased 20% from 2009 to 2010. This is actually the eighth consecutive year seeing an increase in enrollment in these programs. The AACN is also a proponent of online RN to BSN programs, stating that they feel the online format enhances the accessibility of advanced education and career advancement for associate's and diploma educated nurses.

The AACN has also promoted that job placement rates after graduation are better for BSN Nurses than for their ADN educated counterparts. A recent stud/survey conducted by the AACN found that those Registered Nurses who had graduates with either a BSN or an MSN found jobs within six months of graduating from their program. However, job placement rates will vary significantly based on geographic location.

Why Choose to Take the Online RN to BSN Route?

Colleges and universities around the United States have developed Online RN to BSN programs in addition to their campus based programs for students seeking additional flexibility while earning their BSN. The online format allows many nurses to work in their professional nursing position while completing their education. Online RN to BSN completion programs are also an appealing alternative for nurses in rural locations without convenient access to a campus offering an RN to BSN program.

Earning an RN to BSN online provides RN's with an often accelerated option for obtaining their bachelors in nursing while gaining the same education they would at a traditional campus based program. Most online RN to BSN programs accept prior nursing education credits by way of articulation agreements, significantly shortening the length of the RN to BSN program. In some cases an online RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months and there are most often no residency requirements for admissions. There are hundreds of online RN to BSN program options to choose from, which makes the decision a little more difficult. The large number of programs has also created a situation where tuitions are fairly comparable amongst schools. Check multiple programs to see which one fits your budget and schedule the best.

If an online RN to BSN program does not fit your needs, then research dozens of campus-based RN to BSN programs using the site search function at the top of the page. You will find the accredited RN to BSN programs offered in each state along with contact information.

What Can Registered Nurses with a BSN Make?

For registered nurses, earning an RN to BSN is the fastest way to career advancement and increased earnings. According to the Nursing Salary Survey, the average annual salary of registered nurses with an associate's degree was $50,100. You can expect that nurses with a BSN degree will have greater earning potential than those with an ADN or ASN based on the more advance, therefore higher paying, career opportunities the BSN educated nurse is presented with. According to Indeed.com, a company who takes an average of salaries posted in current job postings, Registered Nurses with a BSN earned an average annual salary of $75,000. Those nurses working in hospitals had the highest salaries with university affiliated hospitals reporting the highest average annual salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor and wage data show that on average that Registered Nurses make between $45,000 and $75,000 in the hospital setting. Wages are highly dependent on experience and location though. Hospitals in urban areas often offer much higher salaries than those in rural areas.

View Campus Schools by State

Accredited Online RN to BSN Degrees

Adventist University of Health Sciences

Program: Online RN to BSN

Anna Maria College

Program: RN to BSN (Online)

Capella University

Program: RN-to-BSN Completion (Online)

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Program: Online RN to BSN

Colorado Technical University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN completion (Online)

Concordia University Nebraska

Program: RN to BSN (Online)

Frontier Nursing University

Program: ADN-MSN Bridge - Nurse-Midwifery (Online)

Gannon University

Program: RN-BSN (Online)

Graceland University

Programs: Online RN-BSN, Online RN-to-BSN/MSN

Grand Canyon University

Programs: MBA and MSN - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Public Health (Bridge) (Online)

Kaplan University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (Online)

Keiser University

Program: Online RN to BSN

Loyola University New Orleans

Program: BLEND Program (MSN Bridge)

National American University

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

Regis University

Program: RN-BSN (Online)

Sacred Heart University

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)

Saint Joseph's College Online

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)

Saint Peter's University

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)

Salem International University

Program: RN-to-BSN (Online)

South University

Program: RN-to-BSN (Online)

University of Phoenix

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

University of Saint Mary

Program: RN-BSN (Online)

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Program: RN-BSN - BSN - Linc (Online)

Western Governors University

Program: B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN) (Online)

Anna Maria College

Program: RN to BSN

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Programs: RN to BSN Degree Completion Option, RN to BSN to MSN Online Option

Colorado Christian University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)

Colorado Technical University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion)

Drexel University Online

Program: RN-to-BSN

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Franklin University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Gannon University

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grand Canyon University

Programs: Bridge to MS in Nursing: Nursing Education (RN License Required), MBA and MS in Nursing - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Health Care Informatics (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Leadership in Health Care Systems (RN License Required) (Bridge), MS in Nursing - Public Health (Bridge), RN to BSN in Nursing

Herzing University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge

Keiser University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Liberty University Online

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Loyola University New Orleans Online

Program: BLEND Program (MSN Bridge)

National American University

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.

Nebraska Methodist College

Program: RN to BSN

Pima Medical Institute

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Sacred Heart University

Programs: RN-BSN-MSN Clinical Nurse Leader, RN-BSN-MSN Nurse Education, RN-BSN-MSN Patient Care Administration

Saint Peter's College

Program: RN to BSN

South University

Program: Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program - RN to BSN

Sullivan University

Program: RN to BSN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Program: Bachelor of Science Degree Completion - RN to BSN

University of Saint Mary

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing



RN to BSN Degrees by State

Alabama

South University

Campus:  Montgomery

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Arizona

University of Phoenix

Campuses:  Chandler Learning Center | Mesa Learning Center | Phoenix Main | River Road Learning Center | Southern Arizona | West Valley Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

California

Mount St. Mary's College

Campus:  Los Angeles

Program: RN-to-BSN

West Coast University

Campus:  Los Angeles

Program: RN to BSN

Colorado

National American University

Campuses:  Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs-South Education Center

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

Regis University

Campus:  Denver

Program: RN-BSN

University of Phoenix

Campuses:  Colorado | Turnpike Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Florida

South University

Campuses:  Tampa | West Palm Beach

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Southeastern College

Campus:  Miami Lakes

Program: Associate's - Registered Nurse Bridge

University of Miami

Campus:  Coral Gables

Program: RN-to-BSN

University of Phoenix

Campuses:  Cypress Creek Learning Center | Kendall Learning Center | Miami Learning Center | Miramar Learning Center | South Orlando Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Georgia

South University

Campus:  Savannah

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University

Campus:  Kaneohe

Program: RN-to-BSN

University of Phoenix

Campuses:  Hawaii | Kapolei - Hawaii Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Idaho

Carrington College

Campus:  Boise

Program: Associate of Science - Nursing: Bridge program

Illinois

Lakeview College of Nursing

Campus:  Danville

Program: RN-BSN

Kansas

National American University

Campuses:  Overland Park | Wichita | Wichita West Ed Center

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

Kentucky

Beckfield College

Campus:  Florence

Program: Bachelor's - Nursing (RN to BSN)

Louisiana

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Baton Rouge

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Massachusetts

Northeastern University

Campus:  Boston

Program: RN-to-BSN

Michigan

South University

Campus:  Novi

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Southfield Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Minnesota

National American University

Campuses:  Bloomington | Brooklyn Center | Roseville

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Minneapolis, St. Paul

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Missouri

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Campus:  Kansas City

Program: RN-to-BSN (Online)

New Jersey

College of Nursing at Seton Hall University

Campus:  South Orange

Programs: Bridge to MSN, RN-to-BSN

Monmouth University

Campus:  West Long Branch

Program: RN-to-BSN

New Mexico

National American University

Campus:  Albuquerque

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

New York

Binghamton University - SUNY

Campus:  Binghamton

Program: RN-to-BSN

D'Youville College

Campus:  Buffalo

Programs: RN-to-BSN (2yr), RN-to-BSN/MS (3yr)

University of Rochester

Campus:  Rochester

Program: RN-to-BSN

Ohio

South University

Campus:  Cleveland

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Beachwood Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Urbana University

Campus:  Dayton

Program: RN to BSN

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University

Campus:  Oklahoma City

Program: RN-to-BSN

Platt College

Campus:  Tulsa

Program: Bachelor's in Nursing (RN to BSN)

South Carolina

South University

Campus:  Columbia

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

South Dakota

National American University

Campuses:  Sioux Falls | Watertown

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

Tennessee

Belmont University

Campus:  Nashville

Program: RN-to-BSN

Fortis Institute

Campus:  Nashville

Program: PN RN Associate Degree Bridge Program

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Nashville

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Texas

National American University

Campuses:  Allen Service Center | South Austin

Program: Online Nursing RN-to-BSN Bachelor of Science

University of Phoenix

Campuses:  Dallas | Houston | West Loop Learning Center | Woodlands Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Virginia

South University

Campuses:  Richmond | Virginia Beach

Program: Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Arlington Learning Center

Program: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Campus:  Green Bay

Program: RN-BSN - BSN - Home (Online)

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Campus:  Milwaukee

Program: RN-to-BSN

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