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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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

Degree questions, answered

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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.

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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.

Due to legislative regulations, we cannot consider student applications for the RN to BSN program in some states. Prospective students should check the state authorization website for the most up-to-date information. This program is also not available for prospective students who reside outside of the United States.

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 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.


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 (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.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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