Program Overview

Frostburg State University’s RN-BSN program prepares nurses to assume roles in leadership, complex clinical care coordination and community/public health, and serves as the academic foundation for graduate study. The program is designed so students can complete their BSN in as few as four semesters or take as long as they would like to complete the program. It is tailored to meet the needs of the working RN with family and community obligations in a convenient, affordable and accessible manner and to assist nurses in obtaining their bachelor’s degree. Clinical work is arranged in a student’s home community. FSU’s nursing students work at many different facilities in varying capacities, creating an inspired online learning environment for all students.

All courses in the program have been certified by Quality Matters™. The program is accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-887-6791.) Students entering FSU’s R.N. to B.S.N. program also have the option of a combined B.S.N.-M.S.N. program that will require six fewer credits than would be required if the programs were taken separately.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer and work experience credits.

    • Curriculum: 32 major credits / 17 prerequisite hours
    • Associate’s degree or completion of 41 credits of general education
    • Must have unencumbered RN license from the United States


    Due to the clinical component of this program and varying state regulations, at this time Frostburg State can only to accept students planning on completing their clinical hours in the following states: MD, PA, WV, VA, OH, & AZ.

    School Overview

    With 20 departments in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and technology, Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a broad range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Frostburg is committed to providing students with hands-on, experiential learning for “real-life” experiences, including undergraduate research with faculty mentors, study abroad, and creative performance and production. Our curriculum responds to emerging societal needs and includes interdisciplinary offerings in areas such as ethnobotany, international studies and sustainability. Classes and experiential opportunities are offered in sophisticated, well-equipped facilities, including the new Center for Communications and Information Technology, the Compton Science Center and the Performing Arts Center. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ mission is implemented through a diverse, recognized and credentialed faculty committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and creative artistic production.


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