Advance your nursing career and bring new perspectives to your practice. This accelerated format lets you learn from home when you’re ready.
If you are a registered nurse ready to move ahead in your career, Ursuline's online RN to BSN program will help you reach your goal in an accelerated format. Learn from home when you are ready in this online program, which starts at nine different times per year. And at $335 per credit hour, ours is one of the most competitively priced RN to BSN programs available for working professionals.
Many nurses are under pressure from their employers to earn the BSN degree. Some have been away from college for decades. Others are juggling work and family commitments. At Ursuline, our faculty take these issues into consideration when they advise you, providing personalized attention to you, respecting your personal and professional journey, sticking with you throughout the program. In recognition of that dedication, RN-BSN Program Director Dr. Gina Prosser was awarded Ursuline's Advising Excellence Award.
Credit You Deserve
In addition to transfer credits, you may be eligible to receive up to 40 escrow/bypass credits for previous nursing courses. Learn more about what you'll study in our BSN Handbook.
RN to BSN Online Program Accreditation
The Breen School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
2019-2020 Start Dates
We're ready when you 're ready: the program starts nine different times each academic year.
Fall 1: August 19
Fall 2: September 23
Fall 3: November 4
Spring 1: January 13
Spring 2: February 17
Spring 3: March 30
Summer 1: May 11
Summer 2: June 15
Summer 3 July 20
Bridge Program: RN to BSN Online Program
Interested in progressing into advanced practice nursing, nursing education or leadership? Ursuline offers:
To discuss bridging from an RN to an MSN or from a BSN to a DNP, contact Melanie Steele, director of graduate admission, at 440.646.8146.
Careers: RN to BSN Online Program
The national nursing shortage has opened new doors of opportunity. Many hospitals and federal loan forgiveness programs have made a quality nursing education possible for many.
The need for educated nursing professionals in Greater Cleveland is considerable. Forecasts project that demand for RNs in Ohio will increase 24% from 2000-2020, while the supply of professionals to fill these positions will decrease by 8%.
Ursuline's Breen School of Nursing offers leadership experience as part of each student’s professional preparation. The nursing program provides an excellent foundation for the professional nurse to function as a decision maker and caregiver within and across health care systems. This is in keeping with the changing role of the professional nurse, who today combines these dual functions.
Today’s nurse works autonomously in a variety of acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based agencies. A nurse’s role in these settings also varies. Some nurses pursue careers as practitioners, educators, administrators, clinical specialists, and consultants, while others are engaged in private practice. Especially important to women is that nursing offers professional, personal, and economic rewards, with flexible opportunities for hours and career patterns.
The Ursuline nursing program also offers a strong foundation for graduate study leading to positions as advanced practice nurses as well as positions in research, education, and administration.
Admission Requirements: RN to BSN Online Program
RN to BSN Dual Admission Seamless Progression Online Program
The RN-BSN Dual Admission Seamless Progression Program is designed to enable you to complete certain BSN degree courses while concurrently taking prelicensure nursing education at a partnering Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) program. You'll take liberal arts courses as well as theory-based nursing core courses in a collaborative learning environment with licensed nurses. You'll gain knowledge and skills that enhance and build upon what you learn in the ADN curriculum. The seamless progression program supports your completion of the BSN.
You must meet the following criteria to be admitted to the Seamless Progression Program from a partnering ADN program:
- Admission letter to the partnering Associate Degree Nursing program
- Signed Letter of Intent
- GPA of at least 3.0 from high school or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from college courses taken from a degree granting institution*
- Completed Ursuline admission application
RN to BSN Online Program
If you are a licensed registered nurse interested in completing the BSN degree, our RN-BSN Online Program will allow you to efficiently complete your degree. You'll take liberal arts courses and theory-based nursing core courses in a collaborative learning environment and you'll be able to apply new knowledge immediately to the practice environment.
You must meet the following criteria to be admitted to the RN-BSN online program:
- Completed Ursuline admission application
- Unencumbered registered nursing license in the State of Ohio
- A personal statement, current CV or resume, or professional letter of recommendation
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher