EDUCATION
December 29, 2017

2018 List Of Legit, Affordable, RN to BSN Online Programs In Every State

By Nurse.org Staff Writer

How many times have you been pressured by your manager to get your RN to BSN degree? More and more employers are convinced that having a BSN degree makes you a better nurse.

And even if you’ve worked for years in the field, if your hospital decides to go Magnet, you may find yourself forced to go back to school just to keep your job. 

Or maybe you’ve been passed over for a promotion by someone who spent the last couple years in school while you were busy saving lives.

The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report has recommended that at least 80% of a hospital's nurses should have BSN-level education. And if your hospital has aspirations for Magnet status, you can be sure the pressure to go back to school will only increase.

But it’s expensive. It takes time. And you already have a job!

Get Your RN To BSN Online

Luckily, many schools have responded to this growing need by offering RN to BSN programs specifically designed for working nurses. Most of these are completely online and take about a year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams and degree mills out there. Even if they’re accredited, you’ll find tuition rates can be 2 - 5 times that of a public school. Since in-state tuition often costs much less, we’ve put together a list of legit, online RN to BSN programs from a public college in each of the 50 states.

Nearly all of the colleges listed here are public, non-profit institutions that have been accredited by either the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

So stop dragging your feet and take the first step. After you earn your BSN, you’ll likely benefit from:

  • Higher salaries
  • More marketability
  • Increased advancement opportunities

Per credit costs reflect tuition for in-state residents.

Alabama

$355/credit

Alaska

$244/credit

Arizona

$435/credit

Arkansas

$291/credit

California

$260/credit

Colorado

$302/credit

Connecticut

$439/credit

Delaware

$495/credit

Privately governed, publicly funded.

Florida

$129/credit

Georgia

$285/credit

Hawai’i

$453/credit

Idaho

$350/credit

Illinois

$370/credit

Indiana

$316/credit

Iowa

$367/credit

Kansas

$213/credit

Kentucky

$409/credit

Louisiana

$264/credit

Maine

$228/credit

Maryland

$539/credit

Massachusetts

$311/credit

Michigan

$482/credit

Minnesota

$239/credit

Mississippi

$303/credit

Missouri

$265/credit

Montana

$227/credit

Nebraska

$315/credit

Nevada

$203/credit

New Hampshire

$300/credit

New Jersey

$439/credit

New Mexico

$269/credit

New York

$285/credit

North Carolina

$246/credit

North Dakota

$300/credit

Ohio

Ohio University

$240/credit

Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

$1029/credit

Partially online only.

Oregon

Health Sciences University

$459/credit

Pennsylvania

College of Technology

$363/credit

Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

$318/credit

South Carolina

University of South Carolina

$396/credit

South Dakota

University of South Dakota

$335/credit

Tennessee

East Tennesee University

$400/credit

Texas

Sam Houston State University

$335/credit

Utah

University of Utah

$323/credit

Vermont

University of Vermont

$646/credit

Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

$391/credit

Washington

Washington State University

$412/credit

West Virginia

West Virginia University

$452/credit

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

$452/credit

Wyoming

University of Wyoming

$129/credit

RN to BSN Online Programs in Every State

State School Tuition Cost (In-state)
Alabama University of Alabama $355/credit
Alaska University of Alaska Anchorage $244/credit
Arizona ASU Online $435/credit
Arkansas University of Arkansas $291/credit
California California State University, San Marcos $260/credit
Colorado Adams State University $302/credit
Connecticut Southern Connecticut State University $439/credit
Delaware University of Delaware $495/credit
Florida University of Florida $129/credit
Georgia Georgia State University $285/credit
Hawaii University of Hawai’i $453/credit
Idaho Boise State University $350/credit
Illinois Illinois State University $370/credit
Indiana Indiana State University $316/credit
Iowa University of Iowa $367/credit
Kansas Fort Hays University $213/credit
Kentucky Eastern Kentucky University $409/credit
Louisiana McNeese State University $264/credit
Maine University of Maine - Fort Kent $228/credit
Maryland Frostburg State University $539/credit
Massachusetts Fitchburg State University $311/credit
Michigan Michigan State University $482/credit
Minnesota State University Moorhead $239/credit
Mississippi Delta State University $303/credit
Missouri Southeast Missouri State University $265/credit
Montana Montana Tech $227/credit
Nebraska University of Nebraska Medical Center $315/credit
Nevada Nevada State College $203/credit
New Hampshire Granite State College $300/credit
New Jersey Rutgers University Online $439/credit
New Mexico New Mexico State University $269/credit
New York CUNY School of Professional Studies $285/credit
North Carolina East Carolina University $246/credit
North Dakota North Dakota State University $300/credit
Ohio Ohio University $240/credit
Oklahoma University of Oklahoma  $1029/credit
Oregon Health Sciences University $459/credit
Pennsylvania College of Technology $363/credit
Rhode Island University of Rhode Island $318/credit
South Carolina University of South Carolina $396/credit
South Dakota University of South Dakota $335/credit
Tennessee East Tennesee University $400/credit
Texas Sam Houston State University $335/credit
Utah University of Utah $323/credit
Vermont University of Vermont $646/credit
Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University $391/credit
Washington Washington State University $412/credit
West Virginia West Virginia University $452/credit
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin $452/credit
Wyoming University of Wyoming $129/credit

This school is privately-governed and publicly funded.

UP NEXT: New York’s ‘BSN in 10’ Law & The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Have BSN By 2020. 

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