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Earn your RN to BSN online at Messiah University, an accredited, top-ranked Christian University.

Messiah University’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for RNs to have a clear path from their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to earn a Messiah University BSN degree. Our professional nursing curriculum is grounded in the arts and applied sciences which nurtures and improves the student’s ability to practice nursing with compassionate Christian caring, academic and clinical excellence and service to others with cultural humility.

Program overview

Messiah University’s online RN to BSN degree is designed for working professionals who are seeking to obtain their bachelor’s degree, either as part of their employer requirements, or simply to personally and professionally benefit from what research compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows: nurses with higher education are found to experience enhanced job satisfaction, improved patient outcomes and fewer medication errors.

Messiah University offers 100% online coursework and on-site clinical requirements that can be met at your place of employment in order to simplify and streamline your nursing degree experience.

ADP and Graduate Nursing Student Handbook

Sample plan of study

Prerequisites (9 credits)

  • Chemistry for Nursing
  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers
  • Statistics

Core Requirements (30 credits)

  • Professional Writing for Nurses
  • Bioethics (master’s level course)
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
  • Population Health (includes 45 hours of clinical)
  • Nursing Leadership  (includes 45 hours of clinical)
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Role Development
  • Health Informatics (master’s level course)

Undergraduate Electives/Transfer Credits (53 credits)

Adult General Education Credits (28 credits) 

RN to BSN Tuition Cost

$425 per credit, no-fee tuition

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our online RN to BSN degree program, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your education. There are additional costs to the program not billed through Messiah University (background checks, clearances, course materials, clinical expenses, etc.).

2023-2024 tuition per credit hour: $425

Online students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

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Application requirements

  • Completed application 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. 
  • Earned Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 or higher
  • Proof of active, unencumbered RN license verifiable via Nursys or State Board of Nursing (BON)

Next course start dates

  • Early fall: August 20, 2023

  • Late fall: October 22, 2023

  • Early spring: January 14, 2024

  • Late spring: March 17, 2024

How to apply

To get started with your free application to Messiah University, simply create an account on our website

In addition to Messiah University’s commitment to academic excellence, what makes our online RN to BSN program unique?

  • Accredited program
  • 100% online coursework
  • On-site clinical requirements that can be met at your place of employment
  • The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited Christian university
  • Includes two graduate-level courses (6 credits) that can be applied toward a future advanced degree.
  • Messiah University nursing graduates are well respected and in-demand by regional employers like UPMC Pinnacle, WellSpan Health, Penn State Health, and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Nursing faculty are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished scholars who will mentor you in your education, faith and career.
  • Flexible program start dates

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Messiah University has partnered with HACC to provide a clear RN-BSN pathway for HACC nursing graduates to smoothly transition to Messiah to earn their BSN. HACC students must earn their ADN and be a licensed registered nurse before starting the BSN program a Messiah.

Once you’ve transitioned to Messiah, your coursework will be 100% online and on-site clinical requirements can be met at your place of employment. Plus, you will get a 10% tuition discount each semester and a $200 book grant for the first semester.

The RN to BSN curriculum includes six graduate credits that could later be applied to an advanced nursing degree at Messiah.




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