RN to BSN Colleges

Degrees & Certifications RN to BSN Colleges
Azusa Pacific University (APU)
LOCATION: ON-CAMPUS (BLENDED), & ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 15 MONTHS | COST: $16,325 – $18,000

With more hospitals now requiring nurses to have a BSN degree, Azusa Pacific University’s accelerated RN to BSN program helps nurses advance their careers. We provide our students with the advanced skills and knowledge to care more thoroughly for patients and distinguishes them as capable leaders in many health care settings. Professors use students’ experiences as the foundation upon which theory and practice are tested.

Courses are designed to affirm personal and professional strengths while our program provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice, emphasizing the essential interrelationship of theory, practice, policy, and research. APU offers the RN to BSN Program online in addition to four Southern California locations. Students in the program study in a cohort and progress through the entire program together. Our program is a 40 unit, 4 semesters program. Classes are held one night a week in Monrovia, San Bernardino, Victorville, and San Diego, as well as in an asynchronous online format. Cohorts begin each semester (fall, spring, and summer).

Capella University
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 12-15 or 15-18 MONTHS | COST: $8,640 – $16,390

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Capella provides two RN-to-BSN learning options designed for busy nurses who want to build upon what they already know in the most efficient way – GuidedPath and FlexPath.

The GuidedPath learning option combines the structure of preset assignments and deadlines with the flexibility of attending class online anytime 24/7.

The FlexPath is our self-paced learning option which lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows. We understand that life happens. With FlexPath, you can build the career-advancing knowledge and skills you need, but with a class schedule entirely controlled by you.

Credits from prior learning, combined with transfer credits, may be applied for up to 75% of the RN-to-BSN program requirements, leaving 11 nursing courses to complete.

Chamberlain College of Nursing
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 12 MONTHS | COST: $21,924

BHMT has partnered with Chamberlain University to provide you with access to high-quality nursing and public health education programs at a partner tuition rate. With 100% online coursework you can continue to work your normal schedule while still having time left for you and your family.

Our program has multiple starting dates – six times a year. Our RN to BSN online option allows you to earn your degree in as few as 3 semesters – without having to travel to class. You’ll join fellow registered nurses in a supportive and flexible learning environment taught by experienced nurse educators who are committed to helping you succeed.

Students receive a 30% tuition savings, waived application and transcript fees. Military rates are also available. Attend online classes on your schedule, allowing you to work while furthering your career and education. You may receive up to 77 proficiency credits for your nursing experience before you even begin the program and still have the option of transferring in additional coursework.

Colorado Technical University (CTU)
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 15 MONTHS | COST: $6,562.50

CTU’s RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. A BSN can offer students more options thanks to training in a more diverse array of clinical situations as well as administrative leadership. Our BSN program will help students care for a wider range of patients as well as prepare them for the rigors of leadership in the nursing profession.

Earning a BSN degree can widen your career opportunities; with a strong education, excellent performance, and a thorough dedication to the field, RNs with a BSN degree may be able to move into management or a business-oriented role within the healthcare industry.

University of Colorado
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 16 MONTHS | COST: $10,500

The College of Nursing (CON) at University of Colorado is consistently ranked among the top 20 schools of nursing in the United States for the quality of its various specialties and programs. Our RN to BSN Program is designed to help you keep your life in balance while attaining your goal of receiving an advanced degree.

The RN to BSN program is a seven-course program that allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree completely online while you continue to work. The program is offered in a part-time format over 4 semesters taking one course at a time or you may choose to accelerate the pace of your coursework. The program recognizes the needs of RN adult learners and our courses encourage active learning and use of your prior knowledge and experience to further your mastery of nursing practice and to create meaningful deliverables that you can put to immediate use in your nursing position.

California State University – Fullerton
LOCATION: CAMPUS, ONLINE & HYBRID | PROGRAM LENGTH: 12-36 MONTHS | COST: $10,000

California State University Fullerton offers an RN-BSN program that fits the needs of today’s nurse. Students can complete coursework online or on campus and progress at their own pace, taking as little as one year (three semesters) to graduate!

The faculty and staff of the School of Nursing at CSUF are committed to supporting students from application until graduation. Beyond working with distinguished faculty and networking with healthcare facilities across Southern California, students can also take advantage of services dedicated to their success: strong technology support, academic advising, and the Nursing Writing Center. Let the RN-BSN program at California State University Fullerton help you to reach your goals!

George Washington University (GWU)
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 15 MONTHS | COST: $13,625

Earning a BSN provides advanced knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing, giving you a foundation in evidence-based practice, patient safety and health care quality, nursing leadership and policy. 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.

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. Some courses also count for graduate credit should you decide to go on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing here.

Our coursework is offered in an online distance-learning asynchronous format that supports finding a balance between life, family, work and school. You will have access to library resources and student services, as well as a student cohort and community from across the country.

University of Hawaii
LOCATION: ON-CAMPUS ONLY | PROGRAM LENGTH: 14 MONTHS | COST: $21,400

The RN to BSN program is designed for learners who thrive in a setting with guided independent study, professional application of knowledge, and a collegial relationship with faculty and peer students. The program uses a blended delivery model of face to face classes once a month on Friday afternoon and Saturday with online courses.

With the BSN degree, the student is prepared to proceed to graduate education and pursue career development. RN to Baccalaureate (BSN, BS or Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program provide an efficient bridge for diploma and ADN-prepared nurses who wish to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers.

RN to BSN programs build on initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery.

Linfield College
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 15 MONTHS | COST: $14,267

The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing Online RN to BSN Program is a BSN degree completion program for registered nurses. The program is designed for working nurses who are balancing work, family, and the desire to advance their education in a rigorous and flexible learning environment. Students work closely with a supportive team of academic and faculty advisors throughout the program. RN to BSN faculty are certified in online education.

The program includes a community-centered curriculum that builds on the nurse’s previous education and clinical experience to build the nurse’s leadership, evidence-based practice, cultural sensitivity, and population health. Experiential learning experiences focus on preparing the RN for advancing his/her practice in a complex health care environment and a diverse global community. In the final capstone course, students have the opportunity to participate in community leadership experiences in their local community or through an international service experience.

Regis University
LOCATION: ONLINE & HYBRID (BLEND) | PROGRAM LENGTH: 18 MONTHS | COST: $16,100

Take your nursing career to the next level with Regis University’s fully online or hybrid (a blend of face to face and online) RN-BSN program. RN-BSN courses can be completed in 5 semesters. One on one advising is available to assist you to successful progression.

Because Regis cares about you, the Loretto Heights School of Nursing’s (LHSON) program is designed to acknowledge your individual past learning and work experiences. The program allows flexibility to maximize opportunities for work life balance.

Completing the LHSON program in the fully online or hybrid format, enables you as a student to enhance your technological and computer skills for better marketability in the health care system.

University of Phoenix
LOCATION: LOCAL CAMPUS & ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 14-15 MONTHS | COST: $11,781

The BSN program at University of Phoenix is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses. The curriculum builds on a foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences, which contribute to the science of nursing. The liberal arts components enhance development of the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of the professional nurse.

This BSN program includes behavioral objective that concentrate on the development of the nurse’ role as a caregiver, teacher, and leader. Utilizing human caring as a framework, registered nurses are prepared as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, progressive skills, and knowledge to client outcomes and health care systems. Our faculty members have both real-world and academic experience. This means students can use what they learn in class the very next day they’re at work.

Walden University
LOCATION: ONLINE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 17 MONTHS | COST: $12,659.50

Walden is proud to be a partner with BHMT. Eligible applicants can maximize their BHMT funding when they enroll in Walden’s RN to BSN program. We recognize that you have already accumulated a great deal of knowledge and skill working as an RN. All courses are offered every 6 weeks with at least 8 start dates each year.

Our courses are structured to enhance, support and equip RNs with additional, specialized knowledge and skills. Walden’s accredited RN-BSN Completion.

Program will enhance your problem-solving skills, help you become a stronger leader and discover how you can make a difference and promote social change in your practice. These guiding principles serve as a framework for Walden’s RN-BSN program curriculum and outcomes.

Western Govenors University (WGU)
LOCATION: ONLINE/DISTANCE | PROGRAM LENGTH: 12-18 MONTHS | COST: $13,280

The WGU RN-to-BSN degree program is evidence-based, with an online nursing curriculum developed according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice from the American Association of Colleges and Nursing. Earning a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree adds theoretical and policy depth to the practical knowledge you have as an RN.

The WGU RN to BSN program is self-paced so the student determines the time required to complete the program. The average time to completion is 18 months (three six-month terms), with the total cost for BHMT applicants being $10,402. Many students complete the program in 12 months (two six-month terms), resulting in a total cost of $7,051. Some students take a little longer and complete the program in 24 months (four six-month terms). The total cost for these students is $13,752. Students who stay focused and efficient in completing the program requirements can save substantially on tuition.