Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Virginia Commonwealth University allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in nursing while working full-time. Program learning outcomes include:

  • Integration of theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice
  • ​Knowledge, skills, and attitudes in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety to provide high quality health care
  • ​Professional nursing practice grounded in the translation of current evidence
  • ​Knowledge and skills in information literacy, management, and patient care technology
  • ​Knowledge of health care, financial, and regulatory policies that influence the nature and functioning of the health care system
  • ​Effective communication and collaboration skills with the interprofessional team to deliver high quality and safe patient care
  • ​Health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level necessary to improve population health
  • ​Professionalism that reflects the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity. integrity, and social justice fundamental to nursing
  • ​Competence to practice with patients, including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments that respects the variations of care, the increased complexity, and the use of health care resources inherent in caring for patients


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

  • Requires 53 credits for admission to program
  • Be eligible for readmission or be in good standing at the last college attended
  • A diploma or associate degree program in nursing from a college or university with institutional accreditation
  • Must have a current unrestricted R.N. license or authorization to practice as an R.N. in the U.S
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 based on a scale of 4.0 on all college course work

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges