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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from National American University offers a flexible and practical way for RNs to expand their knowledge and prepare for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum builds upon the student's past education and experience, and graduates possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • ​Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts, and sciences in the holistic practice of professional nursing
  • ​Apply theory-based decision-making related to safe, competent, and culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings across the lifespan emphasizing the concept of caring
  • Critically evaluate and utilize relevant findings of nursing research in professional nursing practice
  • Demonstrate professional values and behaviors consistent with professional standards 
  • ​Assume responsibility for ongoing professional development in an ever-changing healthcare environment


This bachelor completion program requires 180 quarter credits for completion, including transfer credits.

  • Nursing program requirements: 48 credits
  • Admission to NAU before application to Online RN to BSN program
  • Graduation from an associate degree program in nursing or a diploma nursing program
  • Current active unencumbered RN license from any state within the United States
  • All nursing prefix (NS) courses must be completed through NAU online
  • All international nurses must have a current, active, unencumbered RN license from any state within the United States and an international professional evaluation of their prior education credentials

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)