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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree could help registered nurses (RNs) seek broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. If you are an RN and want to advance your career, Purdue University Global’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program could help you pursue new opportunities in specialized nursing and nursing management.* Study to enhance your critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to better meet the demands of patient care while you prepare for your future in nursing.

*Purdue University Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Although certain programs at Purdue University Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.


This is a bachelor completion program. 180 total credits are required, including  transfer credits.

  • Program curriculum: 90 credits 
  • Provide documentation of a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one U.S. state or provide evidence of a nursing license comparable to a U.S. registered nurse license from the nation, province, or region where you are employed as a nurse
  • Possess an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate in nursing with a minimum of 50 quarter credit hours of eligible credit with a focus in nursing
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents in: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.