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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Briar Cliff University features innovative courses, highly qualified faculty, and flexible acceptance of transfer credits. Students are prepared for graduate studies and career advancement through coursework focused on topics such as:

  • Nursing Theory
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Leadership
  • ​Pathophysiology
  • ​Ethics


This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion, including major requirements and up to 90 credits for transfer.

  • Online curriculum: 30-34 credits
  • Must be an RN and meet Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education guideline*
  • Official transcripts

*Iowa is a participating state in the Nurse Licensure Compact agreement.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)