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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Arkansas State University is designed to give nursing professionals the opportunity to advance their educations and careers without disrupting their work and personal lives. Through this program, students are able to:

  • ​Increase their knowledge in clinical areas for their professional development
  • ​Strengthen their nursing leadership and management skills
  • Enhance their decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • ​Use evidence-based data to strengthen and improve client care via comprehensive, efficient and cost-conscious care
  • ​Qualify for a variety of career opportunities in work settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health environments, schools, industries, and more


Degree completion requires a minimum of 121 credits, including program and transfer credits.

  • Online program: 36 credits
  • Official transcripts
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above
  • Proof of valid, unencumbered, and undisciplined RN license in the state of residency
  • Handbook signature page
  • CPR Certification
  • Must have completed 1000 hours of work as a RN prior to enrolling in NRSP 4793 RN-BSN Capstone
  • On admission and throughout the RN-BSN program, the registered nurse must maintain an unencumbered nursing license, CPR certification, and an acceptable immunization status
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Diploma nurses accepted

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)