BS Nursing – RN to BSN

Bachelor of Nursing


RN to BSN Program

There has never been more demand for qualified and skilled healthcare professionals—especially nurses. But, as many working nurses are finding out, they can only go as far as their education will take them. Many RNs with nursing diplomas and associate degrees in nursing—though excellent in providing patient care—are being passed by for promotion or career-defining opportunities as more hospitals and healthcare systems work toward magnet status.

Is it time you took your education to the next level with an accredited bachelor’s degree in nursing? Then it’s time for you to pursue your RN to BSN degree online at Bryant & Stratton College.

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40 months

Approximate Program Length

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122 credit hours

Total Credits

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Sept 4

Next Start Date for Online Students

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Bryant & Stratton College offers an RN to BSN program to help professionals advance their education to help advance their careers.

From healthcare policy to nursing leadership, curriculum for this flexible RN to BSN online program helps registered nurses develop a stronger foundation in skills beyond the strict clinical side of the nursing profession. Students will develop vital research and leadership skills in order to gain opportunities for career advancement in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare systems.

Available online to fit into your life

The nursing bachelor’s completion degree program is available for study online with Bryant & Stratton College. It’s designed to give nursing professionals the flexibility needed to continue working in the field of health care while earning the degree needed to advance in it. They can continue to pursue their academic goals without sacrificing their careers.

The online RN to BSN degree program offers the same outcomes and curriculum as our campus-based program but with the added convenience of an online program. Students can expect to receive the same personal touch and support as provided by our campus faculty and staff.

Credits earned in online classes at Bryant & Stratton College are the same as credits earned in campus-based classes at Bryant & Stratton College.

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Program Outcomes

Online or on-campus, the accredited RN to BSN degree-completion program gives registered nurses like you the ability to move up from a diploma or associate degree level to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Coursework and lab components are designed to give you the ability to:

Employ the nursing process to implement comprehensive, safe, diverse, culturally effective patient-centered care across the lifespan in all health care settings.

Demonstrate integration of knowledge, skills, professional attitude, through the use of critical thinking, best current evidence, and clinical providing care to individuals, groups, and communities with a variety of healthcare needs.

Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing, health care, and its related agencies assuming they have no past conduct or convictions which prevent such practice.

Fulfill the roles of the baccalaureate nurse generalist as provider of direct and indirect care, advocate, collaborator designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession.

Construct a framework which promotes lifelong learning essential to continuous professional development and tolerance for the unpredictable and ambiguous nature of the healthcare system.

Employ information literacy skills through the effective use of informatics to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors, and support decision-making.


Nursing students will be required to complete additional steps beyond the traditional admissions process. These steps include:

  • Students are required to achieve college-level scores on the math and English placement tests
  • Completion of standardized assessments and a specialized nursing assessment
  • All applicants must meet current health record documentation requirements
  • Nursing Program Director Interview: If required, candidates will be interviewed by the Nursing Program Director or another member of the Nursing program staff. This interview is utilized by the Nursing Program Selection Committee along with admission test scores and past academic performance to determine admission
  • Documentation of a recent physical exam
  • Students must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening as required by state and federal law along with clinical facility and Bryant & Stratton College requirements

For answers on how each of these steps impact your admissions process and how they can be completed, call your admissions representative.

Valuable Internship Experience

In addition to your classroom experience, we recognize the importance of real-world application. Through our partnership network, students are provided with opportunities to actively apply their learnings within their chosen field.


What can you do with an RN to BSN?

RNs can prepare for leadership roles in nursing with an RN to BSN bachelor’s degree completion program. With an understanding of ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks, graduates with this degree can pursue roles as charge nurses, nurse managers, or nurse educators. The program’s focus on developing topics like gerontology, transcultural nursing, and management and leadership equips graduates for these roles.

Accreditation & Disclosures

Admission to the RN to BSN degree program is based on the evaluation of transcripts and individual advisement. Students are required to complete the requirements of the Nursing Generalist degree program, as most nursing, biology, and liberal arts courses transfer into the RN to BSN degree program. Plus you have the option to take classes online, earning your degree on your schedule and at your own pace.

*The RN to BSN program for baccalaureate degree is offered exclusively online in all states except NY.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Bryant & Stratton College division is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Online RN-BSN Handbook

RN to BSN Academic Program Disclosures

CCNE Accreditation

Frequently Asked Questions

That depends on how much credit you bring to the educational table. For those who were grandfathered into Registered Nurse (RN) status from a diploma program, they may need to take more classes. Most RNs, however, have an associate-level degree, so they should be able to complete the RN to BSN in under two years.

An RN to BSN is a college degree program designed to help RNs (Registered Nurses) use their current education and experience to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) more quickly. This kind of academic achievement can help you further your career and pursue leadership roles in your healthcare organization.

No state requires a BSN to be an RN at time of writing, but a BSN is a higher-level degree than the associate degree that is often the minimum education requirement and is often also accepted. Bryant & Stratton College offers an RN to BSN program to help those professionals advance their education to help advance their careers.

Yes, there are clinical requirements that are comprised of 135 hours of direct patient care.

To become a Registered Nurse (RN), you will have had to take the NCLEX-RN exam in the past. There is no requirement to take it again in order to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.

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