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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree program from Loyola University Chicago allows registered nurses to advance their careers and improve the quality of healthcare by earning their BSN. The creatively designed program recognizes previous credits and professional development while eliminating time lost in repetitive courses. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Perform as baccalaureate nurses from a nationally ranked nursing program
  • Integrate research into evidence-based practice
  • ​Promote health and quality of life in the community
  • ​Participate in activities that will advance their profession
  • ​Use awareness of health policy issues to advocate for change
  • ​Demonstrate life-long habits of critical thinking, leadership, and service


This is a degree completion program. Requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Requires minimum of 30 credits at Loyola University - Chicago
  • Current RN license
  • GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Transcripts from all institutions including approved/accredited nursing program

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents of Minnesota and Washington.