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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from United States University is designed to build upon leadership and management skills introduced in previous nursing programs, while expanding the art and science of nursing into the baccalaureate level. Grounded in a Caring Science model that teaches the theoretical and evidenced-based practice of nursing, coursework explores topics such as:

  • ​Healthcare Policy, Regulation, and Finance
  • Improving Patient Outcomes
  • ​Managing System Change
  • ​Inter-professional Communication and Collaboration
  • ​Innovation in Patient Care Technology and Information Management
  • Cultural Diversity, Spirituality, and Ethics in Healthcare
  • ​Global and Community Based Nursing


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

  • Nursing curriculum: 36 credits
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities
  • 2.5 GPA or greater
  • Valid unrestricted, unencumbered RN license from the United States or Canada
  • Proof of student professional malpractice insurance prior to clinical

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Currently, United States University is not approved to enroll students from Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts or Minnesota.