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RN-TO-BSN ONLINE NURSING PROGRAM

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Be Ready for the Future of Nursing. Earn Your BSN Online.

By 2020, 80% of America’s nurses will need a bachelor’s degree. To meet this demand, Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing offers you an online BSN degree program that’s affordable, accelerated, and respected. Gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials you need to keep pace in the nursing field and advance your career goals.

An Affordable, High-Quality BSN From a Prestigious School

Graduate With Your RN-to-BSN in 16 Months for Under $11K

  • Scholarships and transfer credit reduce tuition to $10,200.
  • Transfer in up to 86 credits—70% of your BSN degree.

Attend an Internationally Recognized College of Nursing

  • Designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence (2014–2023)
  • For more than a decade, the College of Nursing has been an Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliate Group

Enjoy 100% Online Flexibility

  • Study when it’s convenient and maintain your current work schedule.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses follow a flexible 5-week format.

Count on Strong Support From Faculty and Advisors

  • Learn from faculty dedicated to building the future of nursing, student by student.
  • Get assistance from academic coaches, tech support, and financial aid services.

Earn Your BSN Along With Your ASN/ADN

With our Professional Nursing Pathways Program, you can start earning your Purdue Northwest BSN while you complete your ASN/ADN at the community colleges below. Earn your BSN in as few as 16 months after your ASN/ADN graduation.

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Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

RN-to-BSN Curriculum

With highly interactive courses, RN-to-BSN students have many opportunities to engage with classmates and faculty. 

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Online RN-to-BSN End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize the nursing process to implement principles of person-centered care within the framework of basic human needs and life span development.
  • Demonstrate effective communication while collaborating therapeutically and effectively with health care system stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership in the coordination of health care that minimizes risk, promotes safety, and manages resources by creating a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Implement the principles of evidence-based nursing practice in policy development and the provision of person-centered care in an evolving health care environment.
  • Utilize information technology to coordinate and support decision-making in the provision of person-centered care.
  • Implement critical thinking strategies in the context of health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and palliation to maximize optimal person-centered health outcomes.
  • Exemplify professional values to include accountability for practice, and principles of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice and ethics.

RN-to-BSN Credit Requirements

  • Nursing courses taken with Purdue Northwest: 34 credits
  • Non-nursing courses: 56 credits
    32 credits are completed prior to admission; you can transfer in the remaining 24 credits or choose from our wide array of electives to complement your professional interests. 
  • Nursing transfer credits for your ASN/ADN: 30 credits
  • Total RN-to-BSN credits: 120

Meet the Growing Demand for BSN-Educated Nurses

Employment of nurses is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2016 to 2026.

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See Notes and Conditions below.

Tuition
$367 per Credit
RN-to-BSN Tuition
34
Nursing Credits Taken With Purdue Northwest
$10,200
Total Tuition With Transfer Credits and Scholarship
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Source for 2020 BSN Requirement: Institute of Medicine, "Assessing Progress on the IOM Report The Future of Nursing," December 2015.

Source for RN Job Growth: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.

16-Month Completion Time: Time frame based on the 34 nursing credits required at PNW; additional courses may increase the time required to complete the program. Diplomas are awarded in January, June and August.

Tuition and Scholarships: Tuition for the 34 nursing credits required at PNW is $12,478. New students may receive a scholarship to reduce tuition for the nursing credits to $10,200. Program cost will increase for students who do not bring in transfer credit for non-nursing required courses. Students who have previously dropped out of the program once started will not qualify for the scholarship. Additional fees may apply. The University reserves the right to increase prices and/or discontinue the scholarship at any time. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.