Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Carlow University

Program Details

The RN-BSN program at Carlow University is centered on Mercy principles and ethics. Our convenient, affordable and flexible program allows nurses to grow their healthcare career while expanding the values on that led them to enter the nursing field. Through our eight core nursing courses, students at Carlow become more aware of themselves as people and learners who are encouraged to think clearly and creatively.

The CCNE-accredited RN-BSN program is known for graduating quality nurses who can lead in their chosen specialty areas. Our responsive faculty care deeply for students and work hard to ensure our program can help them meet their goals. With the help of program-level faculty advisors, students prepare to obtain leadership nursing positions or pursue graduate study in our RN-BSN to MSN accelerated option program.

Carlow offers a tuition discount of 10 percent for nurses working in healthcare at many institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Allegheny Health Network, Excela Health and Heritage Valley HealthCare Systems.

Through a comprehensive curriculum rooted in evidence-based practice, informatics and collaborative communication for the delivery of safe, quality care, students will emerge from the RN-BSN program fully prepared to provide compassionate, ethical patient care.

The program is asynchronous, 100 percent online and requires limited clinical practicum hours. Graduate in as few as 11 months and begin making a difference in the world of nursing.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Carlow University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Must be a graduate of an ACEN-, NLNAC-, or CCNE-accredited program and have an active, current, valid, unrestricted license as a registered nurse.