Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Energize your nursing practice with additional health care expertise from a CCNE-accredited program that offers innovative curriculum, experienced faculty and the flexibility of online coursework.

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Program Overview

Discover the advantages of our online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

$ Total Tuition
10 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Whether you want to prepare for upward mobility in nursing or to improve your patient care, the RN to BSN online program from St. Cloud State University is for you. Strengthen your ability to support the lifelong health and wellness of diverse communities, families and individuals with culturally appropriate practices.

Our dedicated faculty can help elevate your skillset and knowledge for addressing continuously evolving patient needs in contemporary health care settings. You will learn how to synthesize public health theory with hands-on nursing techniques while examining the legal, ethical and socioeconomic challenges facing health care. Plus, boost your nursing credentials faster when you transfer credits from your associate degree in nursing to this RN to BSN online.

In this online RN to BSN program, you will:

  • Practice nurse leadership skills in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing global society and engage in professional development to provide safe, high-quality patient care
  • Utilize critical thinking in the provision of holistic, evidence-based nursing practice and learn an integrative approach to health care that is culturally and ethnically sensitive in addressing the needs of diverse populations in all stages of life
  • Examine health care policy, including financial and regulatory environments, to influence the delivery of superior, patient-centered care
  • Communicate and collaborate with interprofessional teams in the design, management and provision of safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
  • Practice nurse leadership skills in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing global society and engage in professional development to provide safe, high-quality patient care
  • Utilize critical thinking in the provision of holistic, evidence-based nursing practice and learn an integrative approach to health care that is culturally and ethnically sensitive in addressing the needs of diverse populations in all stages of life
  • Examine health care policy, including financial and regulatory environments, to influence the delivery of superior, patient-centered care
  • Communicate and collaborate with interprofessional teams in the design, management and provision of safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care

This nursing degree online equips you to explore a variety of careers, including:

  • Hospital Nurse
  • Home Health/Public Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health/Industrial Nurse
  • Family Practice/Pediatric Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Health Educator
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Home Health/Public Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health/Industrial Nurse
  • Family Practice/Pediatric Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Health Educator

Cost per Credit Hour $350*
Transfer Credits Up to 90
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition

Benefit from budget-friendly tuition

Affordable tuition helps pave the way to meeting your goals. Our pay-by-the-course tuition is an excellent way to manage your budget.

Tuition breakdown:

$ Total Tuition
$350 Per Credit Hour
Per Credit Hour $350*

Calendar

Get started with our academic calendar

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing offers accelerated 7-week courses and multiple start dates per year. Review the calendar, select your start date and apply today.

Now enrolling:

4/29/24 Apply Date
5/12/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Spring B3/10/242/26/243/4/243/6/243/19/24
Summer A5/12/244/29/245/5/245/8/245/21/24
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall A9/1/248/19/248/26/248/28/249/10/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/29/24
Class Starts 5/12/24

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Admissions

Know what you need to apply to the online RN to BSN program

We offer a streamlined admission process to make it easier for you. Review the admission requirements below.

  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in the previous RN program

To be considered for this nursing program, you must meet the following requirements (eligibility does not assure admission):

  • Complete online University application and RN to BS in Nursing application forms
  • Complete all  admission requirements in the University Catalog
  • Submit official transcript(s) and provide supporting documentation and 2 reference forms
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) in the previous RN program
  • Provide evidence of current, unencumbered RN licensure in at least one state
  • Students who have recently graduated from an ADN program and have not yet passed the NCLEX® exam are welcome to apply; however, an RN license is required to begin courses

Submitting Documents

  • There are two ways to send transcripts to SCSU from non-Minnesota State institutions (SCSU will download official transcripts for coursework completed at a Minnesota State College or Universities):
    • Via an electronic service such as Parchment or Clearinghouse, sent to [email protected]
    • Via mail to:
      Office of Records and Registration
      St. Cloud State University
      720 4th Avenue South
      St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 888-439-0687—we’re happy to help answer questions.

Courses

Preview the RN to BSN online courses

To earn your Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online, you will need 120 total credit hours of coursework. These hours will include general education courses as well as 30 credit hours of nursing coursework. Finish faster by transferring previously earned credits from your associate degree in nursing, which may count toward the 120. Potential transfer credits will be evaluated during the admission process.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Nurse Practice, which are the basis and context for professional nursing practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Knowledge, skills, and attributes for culturally congruent and competent care to improve health care outcomes and reduce disparities across populations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Relationships among nursing theory, practice, and research. Principles and models of evidence-based practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of principles and models of evidence-based practice. Role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. Prerequisite: NUR417.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Nursing and public health theory. Promotion and protection of population health through systematic assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Public health values, research, and collaborative activities.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Synthesis of nursing and population/public health concepts. Applications to clinical settings. Includes asynchronous clinical experience. Prerequisite: NUR420.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Ethical nursing practice including decision making, self-awareness of professional values, legal issues of person-centered care, genetics, and genomics.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of nursing pharmacology. Pharmacokinetics and principles of pharmacology. Ethics, safety, and quality improvement in nursing pharmacology.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The transition from the role of staff nurse to a leader in health care. Application of management and leadership theories and principles in professional nursing practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Synthesis of nursing knowledge, role identity, professional nursing standards, and core values and competencies. Asynchronous clinical component.

MISSION:  The Liberal Education Program (LEP) at St. Cloud State University is committed to the ideal of liberal education that provides knowledge, skills, and experiences and promotes critical thinking and ethical values for a lifetime of integrative learning in a diverse and changing society.

The Liberal Education Curriculum is organized into ten goals. To complete the curriculum, students must achieve the ten goals through courses or experiences and earn at least 40 credits in liberal education courses. 

Some goals may have been fulfilled through your previous coursework. For more information, please speak with your advisor. 

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