Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree program from Appalachian State University is designed for registered nurses who hold associate degrees or diplomas in Nursing, and wish to acquire a bachelor degree. The BSN program provides the academic knowledge and skills necessary to advance in the nursing field and/or pursue graduate study in nursing. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Nursing Informatics
  • Health Assessment
  • Care of Older Adults
  • ​Leadership & Management

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This is a degree completion program. Requires 124 credits for completion, including transfer credits, RN-BSN required core credits and cognate courses (to be completed at a North Carolina community college or other accredited institution).

    • Must have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing from a hospital program
    • Hold an unencumbered and unrestricted RN license to practice nursing (North Carolina or via a compact state nurse licensure)


    Must be licensed to practice in North Carolina or have compact state licensure.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.


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