ASU's RN to BSN program prepares you as a nursing professional for the multi-faceted demands of the changing health care landscape through an innovative, online curriculum.

ASU Online offers 7.5 week classes starting 5 times per year.
Required: associate degree in nursing or nursing diploma and RN license.
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Earn your nursing degree online

As an older adult population grows, the complexity and need for evidence-based care delivered by RNs will only increase. ASU is committed to meeting this demand by offering an online option for earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The online RN to BSN program option offers associate degree and diploma nurses the opportunity to complete upper-division degree requirements leading to a BSN.

Our graduates are engaged, innovative professionals who utilize evidence-based practice to facilitate positive change. Our graduates demonstrate holistic, population-based perspectives and are critical thinkers, client advocates and effective communicators. The RN to BSN program is designed for RNs who desire to:

  • Be part of one of the top nursing schools in the nation.
  • Complete in as little as 14 to 24 months.
  • Learn from acclaimed faculty.
  • Learn through a variety of online instructional delivery methods.
  • Move into advanced practice arenas.

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and your associate degree in nursing simultaneously. Learn more about the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

College achievements:

  • ASU, in partnership with Scottsdale Health Care and other Arizona universities, received an award from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services to help increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses.
  • ASU, in partnership with Arizona Diversity Business Development Center, Banner Health, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment, and Maricopa Workforce Connections, received funding from the U.S. Department of Labor for ASU to provide BSN education to Banner Health RNs and to increase the diversity of new applicants to nursing and other health professions. This initiative is referred to as called Project MADE (Meeting Arizona’s Demand for Healthcare Workers Effectively).
  • 22nd in the country for its Doctor in Nursing Practice as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • 35th in the country for its master's programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


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Most Innovative


Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • 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.

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online RN to BSN have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

Admission requirements:

  • Active RN license in good standing
  • Minimum 2.50 transfer GPA
  • “C” or better in prerequisite courses (ENG 101, ENG 102, and Statistics)

Admission information for RN to BSN (Nursing) transfer students:

  • Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited community college nursing program to the RN to BSN program.
  • Students with academic credits from a regionally accredited university may be able to transfer more credits.

In strict compliance with the licensing boards in Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington, ASU is unable to enroll residents in these states in the RN to BSN program. For more information visit

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You can still earn your way into ASU through the Earned Admission Track. To begin, go to Earned Admission and click Register Now. If Earned Admission is right for you, an enrollment advisor will reach out with more details.

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