Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree program from St. John Fisher College offers flexible scheduling for registered nurses to complete their bachelor's degree and advance their careers. Graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • ​Integrate liberal arts, sciences, and nursing courses to promote holistic outcomes for patients
  • ​Support interprofessional communication and collaboration for improving client health outcomes
  • ​Integrate critical thinking and decision-making throughout the nursing process to improve the care of patients
  • ​Apply basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety in the provision and management of health care
  • ​Engage in ongoing, self-directed learning, self-evaluation, and goal setting throughout their nursing career
  • ​Engage in the scholarship of evidence-based practice and research to support high quality health outcomes and safe nursing care
  • ​Promote clinical prevention and population health based on an understanding of global health care issues
  • ​Use information management systems and apply patient care technologies for clinical decision-making

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    The RN to BSN program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Nursing curriculum: 30 credits
    • Up to 30 credits may be transferred from an associate degree or hospital-based diploma nursing program
    • Completed nursing coursework for an associate degree from a fully accredited institution or hospital-based nursing diploma program
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (4.00 scale)
    • Current, unencumbered U.S. RN license
    • Record of physical examination within the past year, required immunizations and annual PPD, and a current CPR card

    School Overview

    St. John Fisher College was founded in 1948 and continues today as a private, liberal arts college located in the city of Rochester, New York. Originally, St. John Fisher College was a men’s college started by the Basilian Fathers; it remains affiliated with the Catholic Church. In 1971, it became co-educational. It is a liberal arts school and a Catholic institution that adheres to the tradition of the American higher education.

    St. John Fisher College offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
    • School of Business
    • Wegmans School of Pharmacy
    • Wegmans School of Nursing


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