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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

​The online RN to BSN degree completion program from The University of West Florida prepares students to become clinical generalists who are leaders, managers, and lifelong learners. Students learn to integrate research findings into nursing practice and sharpen their skills in the areas of critical thinking, communication, independent judgement, and familiarity with social, political, cultural, ethical, and economic issues that affect health care and the nursing professional. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Health Assessment and Promotion
  • ​Evidence-Based Practice
  • Public Health
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • ​Law & Ethics in Nursing


The RN to BSN program requires 124 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Nursing curriculum: 32 credit hours
  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from a community college
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.75 on 4.0 scale
  • Current unencumbered United States RN license in the state(s) student will reside while completing any portion of the nursing coursework
  • Military spouses holding a valid U.S. registered nursing license and stationed at an overseas U.S. base may be considered for admission
  • Submission of a departmental application
  • Submission of professional liability insurance declaration page, the RN-BSN Handbook acknowledgment signature page, and signed departmental acceptance form
  • If requested, satisfactory completion of Level 2 criminal background check, VECHS fingerprint, and drug screen through the selected provider

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)