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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree program from Northwest Nazarene University provides a course of study for registered nurses to enhance their critial thinking and communication skills while concurrently developing their leadership abilities. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Systems management
  • ​Evidence-based practice/nursing research
  • ​Nursing of diverse communities and populations
  • History of nursing
  • Leadership


Degree completion requires a minimum of 124 credits, including transfer and 30 online curriculum credits.

  • An Associate degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent: Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (8 credits); Microbiology with Lab (4 credits); Research; Writing (3 credits); Statistics (3 credits)
  • Proof of a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Good standing with the licensing body for RN licensure
  • Current employment as an RN highly recommended, but not required

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)