Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Earning your BSN degree could lead to higher earning potential and more opportunities. From RN-to-BSN programs to ABSN programs and more, here's everything you need to know about earning the degree.

Popular Online RN-to-BSN Programs

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Grand Canyon University
GCU’s RN-BSN program is tailored to meet the needs of the RN adult learner and to maximize the strengths that the working RN already possesses. Transfer up to 90 credits and earn a BSN in as little as 12 months. GCU’s online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying a close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Purdue Global

At Purdue Global, discover a faster, more affordable way to earn your Nursing degree. Purdue Global is committed to keeping your tuition costs as low as possible and helping you find the most efficient path to your degree.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide, but certain programs have state restrictions. Check with Purdue for details.

The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s online programs are designed to help you achieve more in your nursing practice with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They offer convenient, flexible options for completing your RN to BSN or BSN online, both designed to fit into your busy schedule.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Liberty University
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Western Governors University

WGU's award-winning online programs are created to help you succeed while graduating faster and with less debt. WGU is a CCNE accredited, nonprofit university offering nursing bachelor's and master's degrees.

Accreditation
CCNE
Location
Online
Prerequisite
RN Required

Enrollment: Nationwide

Registered Nurse Salary
$77,600 per year, $37.31 per hour
Source: BLS
How Long Does it Take to Earn Your BSN?
4 years
Source: BLS

How to Earn Your BSN Degree

See our step by step guide to earning your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. BSN Guide

How to Advance from RN to BSN

Want to earn your BSN but already have your ADN? You can advance your education fast and at your own pace. Find out how. RN to BSN Guide

How to Become a Nurse if You Already Have a Degree

If you already have a Bachelor's degree in another field, you don’t have to start from the bottom. Learn about accelerated BSN programs to kickstart your nursing education. Guide to Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Programs

Top 10 Online RN to BSN Programs

Thinking about going back to school to get your BSN? We’ve done the hard work vetting online RN-to-BSN programs for you. The Best Online RN to BSN Programs

My bachelor's degree in nursing has prepared me by giving me the foundational knowledge about nursing and related areas of influence. The experience of juggling nursing school workload and clinicals helped me to develop competence, courage, and resilience.

Fatima Gatela, @theinformaticsnurse , BSN, RN-BC

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