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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Radford University provides registered nurses with a flexible, affordable opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree in nursing and advance their career. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • ​Gerontology
  • ​Leadership
  • ​Community Health
  • Nursing Theory
  • ​Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology


Degree completion requires a minimum of 123 credits, including transfer and prior learning experience credits.

  • Online curriculum: 26 credits
  • Holds an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a State-approved program
  • Holds an active Registered Nurse license with the Virginia Board of Nursing or a Nurse Licensure Compact state or hold an active Registered Nurse license in another state and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Has completed all but nine (9) or less credit hours of the Core Curriculum required for the B.S.N.
  • Has completed all of the nursing prerequisites or their transfer equivalencies with a grade of “C” or better
  • Has at least a 2.50 G.P.A. on all nursing courses attempted
  • Has not withdrawn from any two nursing courses, earned a grade of “C-“ or below in any two nursing courses, or have a combination of one nursing course grade of “C-“ or below and one withdrawal from a nursing course at any nursing program; the only exception to this policy is withdrawal from a nursing program for documented extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical withdrawal)
  • Has at least a 2.80 G.P.A. on all cumulative college work attempted or on the last twenty-four (24) credit hours attempted
  • Has been admitted to Radford University

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)