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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 Sioux Falls is designed for registered nurses who have already earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing but want to earn their bachelor's degree in nursing to meet their professional and personal goals. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • ​Use evidence-based research and ethics in their daily nursing practice
  • ​Demonstrate clinical judgment by recognizing and interpreting important changes in clinical situations so that they can respond appropriately with recommendations for patient care
  • ​Practice interprofessional collaboration and communication with other members of the healthcare team
  • ​Commit themselves to lifelong learning so that they can respond and adapt to a changing and complicated healthcare delivery system
  • ​Apply their nursing knowledge in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Promote health, without bias, across the lifespan
  • ​Model and serve in the role of nurse leader within the profession


This bachelor completion program requires a minimum of 124 credits for completion, including transfer credits.

  • Online curriculum: minimum of 25 credits taken at USF; 40 credits from a four-year institution
  • Completed application and essay
  • Three professional reference forms
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • An approved background check
  • Minimum post high school cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Personal interview, if requested

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)