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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Aspen University provides students with a liberal arts foundation and builds on initial nursing preparation to prepare nurses for a broader scope of practice with a useful understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery. Graduates of this program are able to:

  • ​Recognize the need for evidence-based knowledge and sensitivity to variables such as age, gender, culture, health disparities, socioeconomic status, race, and spirituality
  • ​Use research findings and other evidence in designing, implementing, and evaluating care that is multidimensional, high-quality, cost-effective, and leads to improved patient outcomes
  • ​Work within organizational and community arenas to promote high-quality patient care through organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and safety
  • ​Develop a personal values system and value-based behaviors that include the capacity to make and act upon ethical judgments
  • ​Design and implement measures to modify risk factors and promote healthy lifestyles, leveraging emerging advances and technology


Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, of which 30 credits must be completed at Aspen University.

  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts for all previous college credit earned
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN) or diploma in nursing from a school accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada
  • A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)