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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is designed to provide graduates of associate degree or diploma nursing programs with a convenient, flexible option for earning their bachelor's degree in nursing and advancing their career. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Pathophysiology
  • ​Health Assessment Strategies
  • ​Community/Population Care
  • ​Nursing Leadership


Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer credits.

  • Major requirements: 22 credits
  • RN license with associate or diploma in nursing
  • Admission into the University and the School of Nursing
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or above
  • Completion of required prerequisites, inlcuding courses in anatomy/physiology, microbiology, and chemistry

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)