Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN

A Bachelor of Science in nursing degree gives you the skills you need to confidently provide patient care in a range of settings while preparing you to address the future challenges in health care. If you are a registered nurse an online BSN can be a way to improve your skill set and gain an essential foundation to advance in the medical industry.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 39

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Can you complete an RN to BSN online?

You can complete your coursework for our RN to BSN program entirely online. Active registered nurses who hold an associate degree are perfect candidates for our RN to BSN pathway. This online BSN program empowers you to leverage your existing knowledge and experience to expand your nursing competencies.

When you earn the ASU Online RN to BSN program, you are gaining skills from a respected and accredited institution. Our online nursing degree is accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Earning this degree online can also better fit into your schedule and responsibilities. Earning your BSN online means you have more flexibility in your daily schedule. You can study and complete coursework when you have the free time to do so, which makes it easier to balance personal and professional commitments as you earn your degree.

Do you have to get your RN before your BSN?

You must have your RN license or have passed the NCLEX exam to qualify for the RN to BSN program. However, students currently earning an associate degree in nursing at a regionally accredited college can pursue both degrees at the same time through the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

Active RNs can expand their professional prospects and develop deeper nursing knowledge by securing a BSN degree. Earning this nursing degree online means learning more about key areas of focus in the field, such as:

  • Evidence-based practice.
  • Health innovation.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Community and global health.
  • Research.

The additional knowledge you gain in our online BSN program can help you provide better care and improve patient outcomes. 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 making good diagnoses.

How long are RN to BSN programs?

 

This online RN to BSN program can be completed in as few as 14 months. You can continue working as an RN while you earn your Bachelor of Science in nursing. Because you have already completed prior coursework, the timeline for this online BSN is shorter than earning a degree with no prior experience.

Disclaimer: The program is offered to students in all states, excluding Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Online nursing courses

In our accredited online BSN program you will take courses that advance your knowledge as a health care worker and prepare you to pursue a variety of specialized roles, such as pediatric care and public health. The courses are also designed to help you adapt to the rapid changes happening in the nursing field from new healthcare reforms to advances in technology. Specific courses include:


NUR 392: Health Promotion Across the Life Span


NUR 440: Community and Public Health Nursing in the United States


NUR 495: Public and Global Health in Nursing (G)


NUR 445: Nursing Management in Health Care


NUR 444: Innovation in Nursing


NUR 460: The Art of Nursing (HU)


NUR 318: Nursing Research and Evidence Translation (L)


NUR 391: Professional Nursing Theory (L)


What can I do with a BSN degree?

Graduates of online BSN programs can compete for a variety of nursing-related roles. Their additional abilities and knowledge make them desirable in many health care settings, from doctor’s offices to hospitals and outpatient care centers.

In short, a BSN greatly expands your career opportunities in the field. It positions you to work at the top hospitals and in a variety of settings including ICU, hospice, labor and delivery, specialty clinics and more. A BSN is also the first step to pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree which can lead to advanced nursing jobs as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist and more. Some potential career options include:

Certified Nurse Assistant


Growth: 11.5 %
Salary: $27,520

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Growth: 14.8 %
Salary: $70,000

Critical Care Nurse


Growth: 14.8 %
Salary: $70,000

Intensive Care Nurse


Growth: 14.8 %
Salary: $70,000

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)


Growth: 12.3 %
Salary: $45,030

Nurse Anesthetist


Growth: 16.2 %
Salary: $165,120

Nurse Midwife


Growth: 20.7 %
Salary: $100,590

Nurse Practitioner


Growth: 36.1 %
Salary: $103,880

Psychiatric Nurse


Growth: 14.8 %
Salary: $70,000

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.

Online BSN program admission requirements

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

The program is offered to students in all states, excluding Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Review admission requirements and meet ASU transfer admission requirements

Step 3: Complete the online application

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

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