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Bachelor's degree

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

14 months*

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 30, 2021

Prepare to enhance your nursing practice, faster. Courses in this program are 5 weeks long. Equip yourself with professional, post-licensure nursing skills while balancing the demands of work and life.

*Those transferring an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) may complete their program in 14 months. At the time of official evaluation students will be awarded 87 total credits from their ADN and valid unrestricted/unencumbered RN license. RNs without an ADN transfer will be awarded 40 total credits and may complete their degree in 2.5 years.

  • Apply clinical reasoning and clinical judgment using evidence-based practice

  • Manage healthcare resources

  • Apply leadership and management skills

  • Practice in community and public health settings

  • Integrate professional standards and ethical and legal conduct throughout nursing practice



Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year

What you'll learn

When you earn your RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Evidence-based holistic patient care  
  • Health promotion for diverse individuals, families and populations 
  • Professional standards and ethical and legal conduct
  • Health policy to influence quality patient care
  • Patient care communication and healthcare information technology
  • Interprofessional care coordination strategies


Both the on campus and online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing feature the same courses, and your academic advisor will help you schedule them. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.

Program Purpose Statement

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with active, unencumbered RN licensure who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the professional field of nursing. The program is designed to develop the professional knowledge and skills of registered nurses and prepare them as generalists who are able to apply critical thinking, professional skills and knowledge to patient outcomes and healthcare systems.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

An RN to BSN can prepare you to be a: 

  • Charge nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Director of nursing
12 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for registered nurses is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.



Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes and collaborate virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* and this program is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As I meet people, if there's something I can do to help them figure out how to get on the path that they want to get on, then I feel honored to be able to do that.”

Dr. Kimberly Long

Faculty, College of Nursing

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.