RN-to-BSN Online Nursing Program

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

Gain the skills, knowledge, and credentials you need to keep pace in the nursing field and advance your career. Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing offers an online RN-to-BSN degree program that’s affordable, accelerated, and respected. Prepare to meet the demand for BSN-educated nurses in this fast-growing field and realize your potential.

An Affordable, High-Quality BSN From a Prestigious School

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

  • Scholarships and transfer credit reduce tuition to $10,805.88.
  • Transfer in up to 86 credits—70% of your BSN degree.

Enjoy Online Flexibility

  • Study when it’s convenient for you and keep your current work schedule.
  • Complete courses 100% online and your capstone where you work.
  • Take courses in a flexible 5-week format.

Count on Strong Support From Faculty and Advisors

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

See Notes and Conditions below.

Attend a Nationally 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 JBI Affiliate Group
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Accredited by ACEN

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate, master's and post-master's certificate programs with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Fall 2027.
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Earn Your BSN Along With Your ASN/ADN

With our Professional Nursing Pathways Program, you can start earning your BSN at PNW 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 when you apply transfer credit toward non-nursing courses.

Select your college below to see how it’s possible:

RN-to-BSN Curriculum

PNW online nursing courses are highly interactive, so you have many opportunities to engage with classmates and faculty.

  • Nursing Courses

    Core Nursing Courses

    • NUR 18200: Conceptual and Theoretical Thinking in Nursing
    • NUR 39100: Professional Ethics
    • NUR 48200: Nursing Leadership and Management
    • NUR 41500: Pathophysiology
    • NUR 39401: Health Promotion and Education
    • NUR 39700: Nursing Care of the Aged, Disabled and Chronically Ill
    • NUR 39000: Nursing Research
    • NUR 48300: Community and Public Health Nursing
    • NUR 45100: Nursing Informatics
    • NUR 45200: Quality and Safety in Professional Nursing Practice
    • NUR 38801: Health Assessment for the Nursing Professional
    • NUR 49800: Capstone
  • Learning Outcomes

    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.
  • Credit Requirements

    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 2019 to 2029. Learn more reasons to earn an RN-to-BSN degree.


RN-to-BSN Tuition

Cost per Credit
Nursing Credits Taken With Purdue Northwest
Total Tuition With Transfer Credits and Scholarship

See Notes and Conditions below.

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100% Online: Program includes a capstone experience that must be completed in a real-world health care environment.

BSN 16-Month Completion Time: Time frame based on the 34 nursing credits required at PNW when transferring 86 credits toward the degree; additional courses may increase the time required to complete the program. Diplomas are awarded in January, June and August.

BSN Tuition and Scholarships: Tuition is based on a student transferring 86 credits toward the degree. Tuition for the 34 nursing credits required at PNW is $13,083.88. New students may receive a scholarship to reduce tuition for the nursing credits to $10,805.88. Program cost will increase for students who do not bring in maximum credit. 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.

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