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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Northern Kentucky University is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma who wish to expand their nursing education and advance their career. Graduates of the program are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of practice areas such as:
Acute care settings
Intensive care units
Specialty areas including pediatrics, maternity, and mental health nursing
Community health settings including schools, clinics, and health departments
This bachelor completion program requires 120 semester credits for completion, including transfer credits.
Degree requirements: 78 credits, including 30 nursing credits
Be fully admitted to NKU as a degree-seeking student
Official transcripts from an associate degree or diploma program in nursing
Official transcripts from all postsecondary work completed
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale
Completion of required prerequisites with grade “C” or higher
Hold current, unrestricted R.N. licensure
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Select online degree programs, especially in the nursing field, must meet individual state licensing guidelines and may not be approved for state licensure in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. As regulations continue to change, Northern Kentucky University advises prospective students to check with their particular state’s licensing regulations in their intended field of study prior to applying to the online campus.
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