- Majors & Degrees
- Traditional Four-Year Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (TBSN)
- Accelerated One-Year Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
- Accelerated Master's of Science in Nursing (AMSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MSN-NP)
- Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN NP Certificate)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Baccalaureate (BSN to DNP)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Master's (MSN to DNP)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
The RN to BSN program in Nursing at Saint Louis University is designed to meet the needs of RNs who wish to complete the bachelor of science degree. The RN to BSN program is a flexible online BSN completion program.
Features of the Program
The RN to BSN Program offers the flexibility that most working RNs require. In addition, the program helps RNs make the most of their associate or diploma degree in nursing. Unique features of this program include:
- No required testing to validate previous nursing education.
- Easy transfer of previous college-level general education credit hours. Up to 64 credit hours earned at an accredited community college, college or university may be awarded and applied towards the bachelor's degree. A maximum of 9 semester hours of coursework from an accredited program in nursing may be accepted as baccalaureate level nursing credit.
- Nursing courses offered on-line in 16 week sessions. (some courses will be offered as 8 week sessions starting fall 2015)
- Non-nursing courses offered on-line in 8-week sessions.
- Professional tuition rate for RN's completing their BSN degree.
- Part-time and full-time study programs available.
- Opportunity to take graduate-level nursing courses at the professional RN to BSN tuition rate. (student must be admitted to the MSN program and other eligibility requirements must be met)
RNs completing their BSN degree may choose a part-time or full-time online study plan. Once all pre-nursing courses have either been transferred to Saint Louis University or completed at the University through the School for Professional Studies, students may complete the BSN nursing courses full time in two semesters or part time in four semesters. However, individualized academic plans are available
Prior to completion of the BSN degree, qualified students in the RN to BSN Program may apply for admission to Graduate Education at Saint Louis University. A cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.00 system in undergraduate course work is required for admission to the Master's of Science in Nursing program. Immediately after completion of the BSN degree and admission to Graduate Education, RN to BSN students may continue the program with their master's-level studies.
A student will need to apply and be admitted to the School for Professional Studies (SPS) in accordance with SPS guidelines. Students will then take up to 54 credit hours (depending on transfer credits) of SPS pre-nursing core courses. After successful completion of SPS pre-nursing core courses with a "C" or higher, the student will automatically transfer to the School of Nursing as an RN to BSN major.
*Saint Louis University currently accepts applications to the RN to BSN program from those who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.