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Nursing (B.S.N.) - RN to B.S.N.

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Impacting health.

The RN to B.S.N. program is a fully online, flexible, and affordable option designed to help the associate and diploma RN move ahead in their nursing career. The RN to B.S.N. program is offered in 7 week semesters and RNs can design their own pace of degree completion. RNs can design their own pace of degree completion. All coursework is available online and students can complete clinical experiences in their local facility. The curriculum is designed with the working RN in mind. For more information please visit the RN to B.S.N. page on the College of Nursing webpage.

Online Degree Completion


Length of Courses

7 weeks

Number of Credit Hours


Cost per Credit Hour*

*Lowest credit hour price

2020-2021 College of Nursing Scholarships


Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an unencumbered RN license and associate or diploma degree
  • Like to work with others and help people
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Are a good problem solver

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse anesthetist (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse educator (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse leader (requires additional educational preparation)

Recent Employers

  • Many continue working at their current institutions across the US
  • Avera Health
  • Sanford Health
  • Monument Health
  • VA Health Care Systems

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.