BS Nursing (RN to BSN)

Degree Overview

Our online RN to BSN program will enhance your personal status, boost your salary, and increase your job security while helping your hospital achieve “magnet” status. The B.S. in Nursing expands your knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing to give you background in evidence based practice, patient safety, and technology integration, as well as healthcare systems and policies. You will become a more accomplished nurse ready to ascend the ranks.

The program requires a minimum of 90 hours of mentor-guided clinical experience in a qualified community health services setting, such as a public health department or clinic.

This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how your program works.

What You’ll Learn — Areas of Study:

In this online RN to BSN degree program, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes the subject areas and areas of study that are reflective of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing plus a capstone project.

  • General Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Chemistry Content
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Nursing Science

Total Program: 120 Competency Units (credit equivalents)
Less: any competency units waived through transfer of prior college credits. Typically individuals possessing an RN license will clear at least 50 CUs through transfer.

More details about your challenging course of study

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Questions & Answers

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Can I complete my program entirely online?

Because this is a non-clinical degree program, the majority of your projects and assessments can be completed online—when and where it’s most convenient for you—making it ideal for a busy RN’s schedule. However, you will be required to complete applied learning projects in various community and healthcare settings. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, WGU offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need. Grants that don’t require repayment are also available for those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more or visit the Financial Aid section of the website.

How will I complete my degree?

As a WGU student, you take and complete assessments. You’ll prepare for your assessments by engaging various learning resources including textbooks, web tutorials, and online courses. You will determine what learning resources are best for you in consultation with your mentor using your personalized Degree Plan. You can learn more by exploring the WGU Experience. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain this program in greater depth.