Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Western Kentucky University is designed to build on the education registered nurses received in their associate degree programs. The curriculum explores topics such as:

  • Leadership and management
  • ​Teaching and learning
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • ​Informatics
  • ​Community/public health
  • ​Ethics

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including 36 hours of upper level nursing courses, a 3 hour statistics course, and transfer credits.

    • An Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Official copy of Transcript(s)
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above for college level courses (on a 4.0 Scale)

    Limited on-campus meetings may be required.

    School Overview

    Western Kentucky University is a public university that is located on a 200-acre suburban campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Western Kentucky University was established in 1906 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, although its roots go back a quarter-century earlier. WKU was originally established as one the states two original teacher training institutes, also known as normal schools. The original name of WKU was the Western Kentucky State Normal School. Western Kentucky’s mission “prepares students to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen leaders of a global society” and the institution focuses on “research, service, and lifelong learning opportunities."

    Today, WKU, and the school offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degrees and certificate programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
    • Gordon Ford College of Business
    • Ogden College of Science and Engineering
    • Potter College of Arts and Letters
    • University College
    • College of Health and Human Services

    In addition to on-campus coursework, Western Kentucky University has an online program that gives students the option of taking individual courses, or earning their degree entirely online. WKU’s online program offers 1,000 web courses each year, and over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs can be earned entirely online. Students can complete all of their general education requirements online.


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