Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Great Basin College is designed for non-traditional RN students with an associate degree who want to continue their education in nursing and still be engaged in practicing their profession. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • ​Promote safe, quality, evidence-based care to populations and communities in structured and unstructured healthcare environments
  • ​Analyze quality improvement measures used in both structured and unstructured healthcare environments
  • ​Act as evolving scholars, translating current evidence into nursing practice
  • ​Evaluate collaboration techniques used in various healthcare environments
  • ​Apply leadership principles and theories to both the practice and the profession of nursing
  • ​Apply information management principles, techniques, and systems to manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


    This bachelor completion program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

    • RN to BSN program requirements: 54 credits
    • Graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from an ACEN accredited and state Board of Nursing approved program at a regionally accredited college
    • Possess an active RN license in the state where you currently practice by the time coursework begins
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale
    • Meet formal requirements for admission to Great Basin College

    Note: Enrollment is limited and students are admitted only in the fall semester.


    Not authorized for residents of Massachusetts.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1967, Great Basin College was founded to enrich people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multi-county service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.

    Great Basin College is a pioneer in long-distance education and online education delivery. GBC offers a diverse array of certificate and degree programs that are completely online, including bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees and certifications.



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