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Choosing an Online RN to BSN Program

By Jennifer Bender, RN, MSN, FNP-C

You've decided to take the next step in your nursing career and earn your Bachelor's degree. The good news is that there has never been a better time to increase your earning potential and enhance your nursing skills. Generally speaking, RNs with a Bachelor's degree will always have better job opportunities than those without. Earning your Bachelor's degree will help you expand your opportunities in different work settings and move into leadership roles, in addition to building on your understanding of the science and theory behind nursing.

The research shows that finding the time to complete an RN to BSN program while continuing to work and support yourself and your family is a significant challenge, and is one that many people are unable to manage. Nursing schools are aware of this too, and many have developed online programs in order to attract and educate working RNs who want to advance their career.

Distance learning engages adult learners in a way that no other form of higher education has been able to do. There are many benefits. Online programs offer convenience, flexibility and around-the-clock access. Students don't need to commute to class, pay for daycare or take time away from work to attend.

The overall number of online education programs available to US students has been growing rapidly since the late 1990s. In 1997, there were over 1.3 million enrollments in college-level distance learning courses for credit. Today, over 3.5 million students are reaping the benefits of an online education. This steady growth of online class enrollment has proven without a doubt that it is a viable way to obtain higher education.

But, with all the educational options out there, how do you choose the best online nursing program for yourself?

Accreditation

To find a reputable online nursing program, you have to do your research. Online RN to BSN programs are plentiful, but not all programs are created equal. One important thing to determine is whether the online degree program and school are accredited. Accreditation is a process through which schools can demonstrate that their online degree programs meet national education standards for quality and integrity. Accreditation is voluntary, but reputable schools always participate to assure their own success.

Legitimate accrediting agencies are those recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education. The largest nursing accreditation organizations in the U.S. are the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Always check with the school in question before moving ahead with your application process. Even if the school says they are accredited, ask about your degree program specifically, because accreditation is done on a program by program basis, and other programs at the school may be accredited, while your specific program may not be. The accreditation status of the school and the program you choose will affect your licensing eligibility, course credit transferability, and future educational options.

Characteristics of Successful Online Students

Studies have demonstrated that the most successful distance learning students possess a specific set of qualities, learning goals and preferences. Learning online requires students to be responsible, self-directed, and motivated. Online learners must shift their approach from passive recipient, as they might be in a classroom setting, to active learner, assuming responsibility for their own learning progression. Independence, effective time management skills, and the discipline to study without external reminders are all characteristics of these students. You must be able to assess your own learning style and use it to develop a plan for how you're going to complete the work successfully.

Communication

Since most communication will be done electronically, either by email or online discussion forums, the online student must be able to communicate effectively using those methods. In surveys, some online students expressed a feeling of disconnectedness from faculty and fellow students, and wished for more face-to-face meetings instead. The research also indicates that many students experience anxiety over delayed responses from their instructors, especially regarding assignment that are nearing their due date. It's best to ask your questions about an assignment early, to avoid delaying your final submissions.

Questions you should ask the school include:

• How accessible with the instructors be?

• Will you be able to contact them by email?

• How long might you have to wait for a response from them?

• However, you should also keep in mind that most online degree programs do require a campus visit during the last semester of the program, so it is likely you will have a chance to meet your professors and fellow students face to face.

Technology

An adequate understanding of computers and basic software programs (like browsers and word processors) is a must. The technology you will be expected to use during your online degree program needs to be reliable, accessible, and user friendly. You should ask yourself whether you have the knowledge, skills and comfort with computers to minimize your feelings of frustration or anxiety, support productive use of your time, and enhance your chances of success.

Questions you should ask the school include:

• Is technical support available 24/7?

• Is there more than one way to contact tech support if needed (email, phone)?

• Is there a free online course demo available?

If there's an online demo available for your program, try it out so you can get an idea of both the usability of the school's online format and how well the program materials will be presented to you. If you can easily follow the demo and interact with it as required, you'll probably feel comfortable taking the rest of the program online.

The Bottom Line

Beginning an RN-to-BSN program is a great way to increase your long term earning potential and start moving into leadership positions. There are a number of things to research and consider before you sign up for an online BSN program, but by carefully assessing your learning preferences and objectives, and choosing a school and a program that suit your needs, you'll be taking a big step towards successfully obtaining the degree.

Reference List

U.S. Department of Education (1999). Distance Education at Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1997-98. [On-line]. Available: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000013.pdf. Accessed September 23, 2008.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. (2006). Occupational Employment, Training, and Earnings: Postsecondary-education or Training Category Report. [On-line]. Available: http://data.bls.gov/oep/servlet/oep.noeted.servlet.ActionServlet. Accessed September 25, 2008.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2007). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition: Registered Nurses. [On-line]. Available: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm. Accessed September 25, 2008.

Kearns, L.E., Shoaf, J.R., Summey, M.B. (2004). Performance and Satisfaction of Second-Degree BSN Students in Web-Based and Traditional Course Delivery Environments. Journal of Nursing Education, 43(6), 280-284.

Mancuso-Murphy, J. (2007). Distance Education in Nursing: An Integrated Review of Online Nursing Students' Experiences with Technology-Delivered Instruction. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(6), 252-260.

O'Neil, C., Fisher, C. (2008). Should I Take this Course Online? Journal of Nursing Education, 47(2), 53-58.


About The Author


Jennifer Bender is a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Nursing and a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She currently works with MinuteClinic, Inc. in Baltimore Maryland and lives in Annapolis Maryland with her husband.

Jennifer received her BSN in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh and her MSN in 2003 from the University of Maryland. She has worked in many settings and held many titles including Navy Nurse Corps Nurse, Pre-admission Testing Nurse, Middle School Nurse, Adolescent Health Clinic Nurse, Camp Nurse, Undergraduate Nursing Program Clinical Instructor, Clinical Educator, Medical/Surgical Staff Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization Nurse Practitioner, Chest Pain Center Nurse Practitioner, and Retail Health Clinic Nurse Practitioner. Her passion lies in educating her patients about health and wellness and mentoring and teaching her colleagues, nursing students and prospective nursing students about nursing practice.


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Full List of Online RN-BSN Programs:



Alcorn State University (Alcorn State, MS)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Alderson-Broaddus College (Philippi, WV)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Allen College (Waterloo, IA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA)
Program Name: RN-to-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Program Name: Online RN to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Ashland University (Ashland, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Program Name: RN to BS Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)
Program Name: RN to BSN
Boise State University (Boise, ID)
Program Name: RN-BS/Distance Option Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Brenau University (Gainesville, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Brigham Young University-Idaho (Rexburg, ID)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord, NC)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
Program Name: RN-BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-Chico (Chico, CA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Program Name: ADN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
California State University-San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Carson-Newman College (Jefferson City, TN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Clarion University (Oil City, PA)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Clarkson College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)
Program Name: RN to Baccalaureate Degree Completion Online Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Colorado Christian University (Grand Junction, CO)
Program Name: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Pre Licensure
Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN)
Program Name: BSN Completion
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
D'Youville College (Buffalo, NY)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD)
Program Name: RN-BAN Program
Davenport University (Grand Rapids, MI / Midland, MI / Warren, MI)
Program Name: BSN-RN Bachelor’s Completion
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
Program Name: RN-to-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Eagle Gate College (Salt Lake City, UT)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Program Name: Registered Nurse/BS in Nursing Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Eastern New Mexico University (Portales, NM)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Program Name: BS in Nursing Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC)
Program Name: Accelerated RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Fitchburg State College (Fitchburg, MA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida National University (Hialeah, FL / Miami, FL)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program: Entry-level and Advanced track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Francis Marion University (Florence, SC)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)
Program Name: RN to BSN program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC)
Program Name: Davis Nursing Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Track
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
Program Name: DegreeLink RN-BS Track
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Kettering College of Medical Arts (Kettering, OH)
Program Name: BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Lake Superior State University (Sault Sainte Marie, MI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Lander University (Greenwood, SC)
Program Name: RN/BSN Completion Option Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Lincoln University (Jefferson City, MO)
Program Name: BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Linfield College (Portland, OR)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Degree Completion Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Marshall University (Huntington, WV)
Program Name: Accelerated RN Option
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Marymount University (Arlington, VA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Toledo, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Methodist College of Nursing (Peoria, IL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Program Name: BSN for Registered Nurses Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Middle Georgia State College (Cochran, GA)
Program Name: Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Minnesota State University-Mankato (Mankato, MN)
Program Name: BS Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Moorhead, MN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Minot State University (Minot, ND)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Mississippi College (Clinton, MS)
Program Name: RN-to-BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mississippi University for Women (Columbus, MS)
Program Name: RN/BSN Advanced Placement Option Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
Program Name: BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nevada State College (Henderson, NV)
Program Name: RN to BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
New England Institute of Technology (Warwick, RI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Program Name: RN-to-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, OK)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville, OK)
Program Name: RN-BSN Degree Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Post-Licensure BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR)
Program Name: BS Program for RNs
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Our Lady of the Lake College (Baton Rouge, LA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Pace University Online (New York, NY)
Program Name: RN to BS
Pacific College (Costa Mesa, CA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Park University (Parkville, MO)
Program Name: BSN Completion Program
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA)
Program Name: BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS)
Program Name: Registered Nurse to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Prairie View A&M University (Houston, TX)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Radford University (Martinsville, VA / Radford, VA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Regis University (Denver, CO)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Resurrection University (Oak Park, IL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: Modular RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Rochester College (Rochester Hills, MI)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-Newark (Newark, NJ)
Program Name: RN-BS in Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saint Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN)
Program Name: Diploma-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, ME)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Salem International University (Salem, WV)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Schreiner University (Kerrville, TX)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges
Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
Program Name: RN-to-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
Program Name: RN Upward Mobility Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, AR)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southwestern College (Wichita, KS)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
Program Name: RN/BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Petersburg College (Pinellas Park, FL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (Delhi, NY)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
SUNY-Canton (Canton, NY)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
SUNY-Empire State College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Program Name: BS in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
SUNY-Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
Program Name: Registered Nurse Option
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Tabor College (Wichita, KS)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas A&M Health Science Center (College Station, TX / Round Rock, TX)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Woman's University (Dallas, TX / Denton, TX / Houston, TX)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs, RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (Brownsville, TX)
Program Name: BSN for RNs Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
The University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
Program Name: RN-BSN Mobility in Nursing Education (MINE)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Touro University (Henderson, NV)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Union University (Jackson, TN)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University at Buffalo - SUNY (Buffalo, NY)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Alaska-Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
Program Name: RN to BSN
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
Program Name: RN-BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Colorado-Denver (Aurora, CO)
Program Name: RN-Bachelor of Science Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Program Name: BSN for the RN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Hawaii at Hilo (Hilo, HI)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Holy Cross (New Orleans, LA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Maine-Fort Kent (Fort Kent, ME)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Boston (Boston, MA)
Program Name: RN-BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program (online)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri-St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Program Name: RN-BSN Completion Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Program Name: RN to BSN Completion Option Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
Program Name: Flex-Track RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, GA)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Program Name: RN to BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD)
Program Name: RN to BSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
Program Name: RN to BSN Track Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Carolina-Upstate (Spartanburg, SC)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
Program Name: BSN Program
University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Program Name: RN-BS Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)
Program Name: Collaborative Nursing Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Program Name: BSN@Home (RN to BS) Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
Program Name: RN to BS Program (BSN@Home)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Program Name: ADN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
Program Name: RN to BSN Online Program
West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western New Mexico University (Silver City, NM)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wilkes Community College (Frostburg, MD)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Wilkes University (Zanesville, OH)
Program Name: RN to BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
William Carey University (New Orleans, LA)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
William Carey University (Gulfport, MS / Hattiesburg, MS)
Program Name: RN/BSN Program
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: RN-BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited