Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Wilkes University

Program Details

Wilkes University’s online RN to BSN program is designed specifically for practicing RNs like you, who want to upgrade from an associate’s degree (AAN or ASN) or nursing diploma to a full, accredited nursing baccalaureate degree. Our RN to BSN online program is built around a 31-credit Nursing Core Curriculum.

When you apply to our RN to BSN program, you’ll submit unofficial transcripts from all schools you’ve attended. A Wilkes Admissions representative conducts an initial review of your transcripts and presents you with a personalized Graduation Completion Plan – a guide to your individual course progression. Most Wilkes RN to BSN students are able to transfer many, if not all, General Education credit requirements from their associate’s degree or nursing diploma programs. If you have enough transfer credits, you will be able to fulfill the BSN course requirements in just over two years, fully online. If you lack credits in certain areas, your Graduation Completion Plan will show which courses you can take to earn your full nursing baccalaureate degree completely online!

NOTE: While you will need to have licensure as a Registered Nurse to earn this degree, RN to BSN applicants who are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam can apply for provisional admission, and if admitted, can enroll in the first Nursing course. Students must provide proof of RN licensure before taking the second course in order to move forward in the RN to BSN program. 


A total of 126 credits are required for the BSN, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Nursing Core Curriculum: 31 credits
  • Students possessing an associate degree in nursing must have graduated from a regionally AND programmatically (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE) accredited institution
  • Students possessing a diploma in nursing must have graduated from a programmatically (ACEN, NLNAC, CCNE) accredited institution
  • RN License
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Proof of high school completion or GED equivalent

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education