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RN to BSN

RN to BSN

Earn your accredited RN to BSN online at Messiah University, a 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 percent 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.

Want to earn your Master of Science in Nursing in addition to your Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Visit our RN to MSN program overview to learn more!

Prerequisites (9 credits)

  • Chemistry for Nursing
  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers
  • Statistics

Core Requirements (30 credits)

  • Professional Writing for Nurses
  • Ethics for Nursing Practice
  • 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

$400 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.

2020-2021 tuition per credit hour: $400

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 23, 2020
  • Late Fall: October 25, 2020 
  • Early Spring- January 10, 2021 (8 week term)
  • Late Spring- March 14, 2021 (8 week term)

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 percent 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
  • The flexibility of online coursework
  • Messiah University nursing graduates are well respected and in-demand by regional employers like UPMC Pinnacle, WellSpan Health, Penn State Health, Geisinger-Holy Spirit, and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Our nursing faculty are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.
  • Flexible program start dates

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