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Bachelor's degree

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

14 months*

Approx. program length

120

Total credits

$350

Cost per credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date: You have 8-10 opportunities a year to beginstart this degree. View start dates Pick a date to begin

Register by: Mar 17, 2021

Overview

14 months*

Approx. program length

120

Total credits

$350

Cost per credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date: You have 8-10 opportunities a year to beginstart this degree. View start dates Pick a date to begin

Register by: Mar 17, 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.

You'll learn how to:

  • 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

Nurse Bridge Program

If you have an active RN license and a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, our Nursing Bridge Program helps experienced nurses like you earn your MSN degree — saving you time and money. You’ll start with three BSN courses and then move into the program specialty that fits your career goals.

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

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

Schedule

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. 

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$350

Cost per credit

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 undergratuate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy
You could receive up to 87 credits toward your RN to BSN just for having your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), and earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 14 months.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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.