Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN

Arizona State University’s online Bachelor of Science in nursing prepares you to deliver patient care across various settings while equipping you to tackle future health care challenges. For registered nurses who have earned an associate degree in nursing, this online BSN enhances your expertise and provides a foundation for career advancement in the medical field.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 36

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Elevate your nursing career with an online RN to BSN program

In this program, you'll expand your nursing competencies and advance your career with an accredited curriculum covering leadership and management, evidence-based practice, community and global health, health innovation and research. You'll also gain essential skills that’ll equip you to provide better care, improve patient outcomes and open up new professional opportunities, such as:

  • Critical thinking.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Evidence appraisal.
  • Health policy.
  • Interprofessional collaboration.
  • Patient safety.
  • Professional communication.
  • Quality improvement.

With the flexibility to complete your coursework online, you can balance your studies with your personal and professional commitments, so you can elevate your nursing career while maintaining your current responsibilities. Research from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows that BSN-prepared nurses have better clinical outcomes, including lower mortality rates, lower failure to rescue rates and higher proficiency in diagnoses.

RN to BSN admission requirements

To qualify for this program, you must have an active RN license or have passed the NCLEX exam. If you’re currently earning an associate degree in nursing at a regionally accredited college, you can pursue both degrees simultaneously through the RN to BSN – concurrent enrollment program.

Due to legislative regulations, applications for this program aren’t accepted from some states, so check the state authorization website for the latest information. Additionally, this program isn’t available to prospective students residing outside the U.S.

How long is an RN to BSN program?

You can complete the online RN to BSN in as few as 14 to 24 months, depending on your transfer credits. This program allows you to continue working as an RN while earning your Bachelor of Science in nursing. Since you’ve already completed coursework for your associate degree in nursing, the timeline for this BSN is shorter than earning a degree, providing a convenient and efficient path to advance your nursing career.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Online RN to BSN courses

Courses in this accredited online BSN program will enhance your knowledge as a health care professional and prepare you for specialized roles in areas such as pediatric care and public health. The curriculum is designed to help you adapt to rapid changes in the nursing field, from new health care reforms to technological advancements.


What you can do with a BSN

Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to pursue diverse nursing roles in various health care settings, including hospitals, ICUs, labor and delivery, hospices and specialty clinics. A BSN also serves as a stepping stone to advanced degrees, opening doors to careers as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist and more. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $35,760

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Critical Care Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Intensive Care Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)


Growth: 5.3 %
Salary: $54,620

Nurse Anesthetist


Growth: 9.0 %
Salary: $203,090

Nurse Midwife


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $120,880

Nurse Practitioner


Growth: 44.5 %
Salary: $121,610

Psychiatric Nurse


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $81,220

Instructors who understand a rapidly changing health care world

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Instructors who understand a rapidly changing health care world

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

You’re considered an eligible applicant for the RN to BSN program if you’re currently a registered nurse.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Join a respected nursing school

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

Top 55


best undergraduate nursing programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

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