RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Advance your career and increase your earning potential with a 100% online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Louisville. Our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Tuition savings of more than $11,000: By completing your portfolio online, UofL’s School of Nursing will award you 25 credit hours to apply to your BSN absolutely free. This equates to a tuition savings of more than $11,000! Your portfolio can be completed prior to or during your first semester in the program. Our dedicated faculty will help ensure that you are on track to complete your portfolio and provide feedback.
Why choose UofL? You will…
Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
Earn your degree in as little as 15 months
Interact with other online learners across the globe
Increase your earning potential and career opportunities
The School of Nursing RN to BSN online program offers graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs the opportunity to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in a timely and convenient manner. The program affords the opportunity to transfer credits from other institutions and complete required nursing courses via online instruction. While it is possible to complete all coursework online, you will have a practicum experience with a clinical component in community health that can be completed in your hometown.
Health care providers in the 21st century must be prepared to work in a variety of settings. They will need to be proficient in critical thinking, communication, political activism, case managements and the economics of health care. The RN-BSN online option was created in response to these needs. Coursework is completed online to allow for flexible schedules, while giving students access to IT support and faculty members who are experts in their field.
The nursing courses are specifically developed for the returning RN student who wishes to gain advanced knowledge in nursing and to provide leadership in a changing health care system.
Applicants to the RN-BSN online program must have an unrestricted RN license and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on all undergraduate work.
Admission requirements include 60 credit hours of previous coursework completed at an accredited higher education institution.
To apply for admission:
Submit an undergraduate application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee
Submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
Contact the School of Nursing advising office (502-852-5368) to notify them of your desire to complete the online RN-BSN program and for an initial discussion of your prior credits.
Credentials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions, Dept AO
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Students may begin the program in the spring or fall semester. Applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority. Check the academic calendar to see when terms begin.