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George Washington University

Degrees RN to BSN
George Washington University


Program Overview

Earning your BSN provides advanced knowledge and skills giving you a foundation in evidence-based practice, patient safety and health care quality, nursing leadership and policy. Building on your associate degree coursework and specific requirements for general education courses, our RN-BSN option requires 21 credits of coursework and the completion of a professional portfolio providing additional credits for advanced standing and competency. You will become a more marketable and exceptional caregiver, and improve your career opportunities and job security, all while helping your hospital achieve “magnet” status.

Program Highlights


Delivery type:

  • Online


  • All states except for AL, ND, LA, and TN.


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

Length of Program:

  • 15 Months

Units Needed:

  • Units for BSN — 21 credits, and the completion of a professional portfolio providing an additional 15 credits for advanced standing and competency.

Program Details:

The Fine Print


Transfer Credits:

  • Free pre-admission transcript evaluations are offered by GWU’s admission counselors to assist students in understanding how their transfer credits will be applied to their BSN. Official evaluations are completed during the formal application review.


  • $13,625


  • BHMT Required Courses: Before applying to the RN to BSN program you must demonstrate that you have successfully completed the following courses:
    • Anatomy with Lab
    • Physiology with Lab
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Critical Thinking
    • English Composition

It is your responsibility to confirm that courses/programs completed with BHMT resources meet your academic and career objectives and transfer into your desired school/program.


  • George Washington University Required Courses:
    Specific Prerequisites – You must complete prerequisite coursework with grades of C or better and a minimum 3.0 GPA prior to starting the program:

    • 6-8 semester hours Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • 3-4 semester hours Microbiology
    • 3 semester hours Statistics
    • 3 semester hours Nutrition
    • 3 semester hours Ethics

    General Education Prerequisites:

    • 6 semester hours English
    • 3 semester hours Math
    • 12 semester hours Humanities/Social Sciences

    You can take many of the prerequisites commonly required for health disciplines at GW Nursing. All courses are available online in spring, summer or fall — whatever works for your schedule.

Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.