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12 Month RN to BSN Degree
120 Total Credits

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RN to BSN Program

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) with an active license looking to earn your BSN, 十大正规平台 University's RN to BSN Online Option can help prepare you for the next step in your career.

12,000 dollar tuition

RN to BSN students tuition is $12,000 for the core nursing courses, which are identified on the curriculum tab.

12 Months

Complete the RN to BSN online option in as few as 12 months with year round, full time enrollment.


10 Nursing Courses

RN to BSN Program Overview

Advancements in healthcare have ushered in a new wave of career opportunities. At the same time, more and more providers are seeking nurses with advanced education, specifically, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).  Recognizing this trend, the American Nurses Association has set a goal for 2020 that 80% of all nurses hold a BSN.* 

A recent report commissioned by the Institute of Medicine states that today’s patients are older, sicker, and suffering from more chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it suggests, there is a greater need for highly-educated and skilled nurses capable of critical thinking and evidence-based practice.

*Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 5 October 2010.

Online Learning at its Best 

十大正规平台 University Online has designed a program to provide working nurses the opportunity to develop the critical knowledge, skills, and perspective required to assume greater levels of responsibility in the field of nursing. Faculty and staff at 十大正规平台 University recognize that a student’s time, energy, and career are of utmost importance. Caring faculty members are highly-accessible and web-cam technology allows for critical one-on-one attention and assessments.

十大正规平台 University’s innovative online program provides convenience without compromise. Using best practices in online teaching and learning, the faculty has designed a state of the art program, designed to prepare graduates for roles in leadership and management.

Students have the choice of a full-time or part-time option.

Fulltime students attend two online classes each term, beginning with one general education and one nursing course.

  • Each term is 5 weeks long
  • Completion time for the full-time program is 45 weeks (9 terms, 2 classes per term) after all prerequisites are completed
  • One course requires a practical experience (45 hours)
  • One course requires a virtual lab (30 hours)
  • One course requires lab practice (30 hours)

Part-time students take one course at a time.

  • Each term is 5 weeks long
  • Completion time for the part-time program is 85 weeks (17 terms, 1 class per term) after all prerequisites are completed.
  • One course requires a practical experience (45 hours)
  • One course requires a virtual lab (30 hours)
  • One course requires lab practice (30 hours)

Taking the RN-BSN program at a slower pace allows students to continue their education while fulfilling their family and work responsibilities which many find quite appealing.

Online Orientation

Students take a five-week orientation course where they learn how to be a successful online student, resources used in BSN courses, APA format and the policies of the program. 


ACEN Accredited

The RN - BSN Nursing education program, Newport News, VA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326.
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

What Can I Do with a BSN

The duties and titles of registered nurses often depend on where they work and the patients they work with.

BSN graduates are eligible for roles in management, community health, informatics, and specialty bedside practice. Graduates can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including:




Skilled nursing facilities


Community health facilities

RN to BSN Outcomes

The objective of the curriculum is to produce baccalaureate-prepared, registered professional nurse graduates who can:

  • Utilize critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and research in evidence-based decision making to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes across healthcare settings.
  • Apply contemporary leadership and management concepts and theories to innovate practice environments, problems solve and effect change.
  • Apply legal and ethical concepts, theories, and standards to professional nursing practice.
  • Communicate with patients, families, and healthcare providers to coordinate care and advocate for vulnerable populations across healthcare settings.
  • Integrate a variety of concepts related to trends and issues in contemporary nursing to foster professional role development.
  • Analyze how advanced technologies may be used in practice to improve patient care.
  • Contribute to the profession by performing as a team member, delegating effectively, and mentoring other nurses.
  • Analyze the role of health care policy, politics, and quality improvement in promoting healthy populations and the nursing profession
  • Apply theories, interventions, and health promotion and disease prevention strategies to promote physically safe and healthy environments for culturally diverse individuals, families, and groups in a variety of community settings and situations.
  • Apply knowledge and skills specific to roles in education, clinical practice, or informatics for professional practice and career advancement.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility to nursing practice and value learning and reflective practice.

The RN-BSN program on time completion rate as reported to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 period is 48%.

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in our RN to BSN program could complete in as little as 12 months with our 10 nursing courses. If students are short the required general education credit hours, 十大正规平台 University offers those courses at a reduced rate of $250 per credit hour!*




To receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the student must earn 120 semester credit hours (50 Advance Standing, 27 Core, 18 Arts & Sciences, and 5 Interdisciplinary).

Visit the 十大正规平台 University Catalog for the most current program information.

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

RN to BSN Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. from the applicant’s state of residence or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN
  • Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirement may apply for admission to the RN to BSN program on a provisional status.

Transfer Students

As an RN, we know you’re coming to 十大正规平台 University with valuable credits from your previous educational experiences. To maximize on your previous education, we are committed to making the transfer process seamless for you. Our RN-BSN nursing staff evaluate each applicant’s transcript to ensure students receive credit for all previous applicable credits.

Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process.

RN to BSN Tuition

十大正规平台 University provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator or an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 


RN to BSN Option Costs

RN to BSN Tuition – Effective Oct 2021

 10 Nursing Courses


 Arts & Sciences Courses*

$250 per credit hour

* For up to 6 Arts & Sciences Courses


Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances. 
Program availability varies by state/location

View tuition and expenses information for the RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option.

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