Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Quinnipiac University School of Nursing
45-60 Total Credits Fall & Spring Start Dates
Meet the demand, and become a leader.

For registered nurses looking to stay competitive, Quinnipiac University's online bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) program is ideal. Get the knowledge and tools you need to evolve in the ever-changing world of health care and meet the demand for a better-educated nursing workforce.

This intellectually stimulating program, taught by knowledgeable faculty members with real-world experience, prepares you with the skills and understanding you need to go further, all while embracing the culture of compassion and the connection to people and their communities that the profession embodies.

Applicants must:

  • Be an active registered nurse (RN)
  • Hold an associate of science in nursing from a regionally accredited program or a diploma in nursing
    • Candidates who are new graduates from an associate degree or diploma program must pass the NCLEX-RN® no later than at the completion of their first semester of classes
  • Meet additional standard admission requirements

The online bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) program can be completed entirely online. No residency is required.

Six credits from this program may also be applied toward completion of the MS in nursing in operational leadership program.

Are you an RN with a bachelor’s degree in a different field?
You may be eligible to enter into our MS in nursing in operational leadership program. Click here to learn more.

Curriculum Overview

The bachelor of science in nursing is a 120-credit degree completion program and allows you to transfer in a maximum of 75 credits. The curriculum prepares registered nurses to advance their roles with courses that focus on building knowledge of modern global issues and ethical theory, understanding of evidence-based nursing, development of research skills and full coverage of topics like disease, public health and vulnerable populations.

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The programs offered by the Quinnipiac School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), preparing graduates to thrive and lead in their professional practice. In addition, the School of Nursing is also one of only 12 schools in the country that is accredited by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Our expert faculty is made up of insightful scholars and experienced professionals who use a student-centered approach to teaching to provide more enriching educational experiences.

Graduates are equipped to provide quality holistic care for diverse individuals, families, communities and populations in a wide range of settings.

Located within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing features a pediatric lab, neonatal lab and a model apartment to teach students how to provide care in residential settings, in addition to traditional classrooms and seminar rooms. The 325,000-square-foot building is uniquely designed for collaborative learning among medical, nursing and health sciences students and faculty.

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