RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

100% Online Degree

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online degree at the University of Louisville Online

Tuition Now Reduced!

The tuition rate for the online RN-BSN program is now $375 per credit hour (effective Fall '19).

The School of Nursing offers the special tuition reduction to current and future nursing students enrolled in the online RN-BSN program. View the tuition page for more details.

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RN-BSN Program Highlights

  • FOCUSED: 8-week courses – manage one course at the time
  • CONVENIENT: 100% online instruction – no campus visits required
  • AFFORDABLE: Pay for only 31 nursing credits – no additional fees.
  • FLEXIBLE: Complete work when it fits your schedule
  • SUPPORTIVE: Professional team assistance from start to finish
  • PERSONAL ATTENTION: Small class sizes; customized learning
  • HEAD-START: ADN grads can start prior to obtaining RN license
  • RECOGNIZED: CCNE accredited; International Honor Society in Nursing affiliated; Sigma Theta Tau (STT) chapter available at SON/UofL.

Who Should Apply – The RN-BSN 100% online program is offered by the University of Louisville's School of Nursing for registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a nursing diploma.

Outcome – Our unique curriculum is designed for nurses who want to expand their ability to work with diverse global populations, work in a variety of settings, and develop targeted skills in leadership and management.

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Save $11,250 in tuition!

All students starting the program complete a professional portfolio to earn credits toward their graduation requirement. These 30 credit hours are awarded tuition free!

Meet Your Success Team

Our RN-BSN program team is ready to help you get started and continue your education at UofL by providing assistance every step of the way. We know your journey is unique, so we strive to create a personalized path to your success. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have along the way.

Erin Elrod

Erin Elrod

RN-BSN Enrollment Counselor


I can help with:

  • General program information
  • Online education at UofL
  • Initial qualifications
  • University resources
  • Application guidance
Lauren McCurdy

Lauren McCurdy, M.Ed.

Academic Counselor, Sr.
Advisor RN-BSN Students


I can help with:

  • Prerequisites
  • Formal transcript reviews & credit transfers
  • Program of study and plan
  • Student support
  • Scheduling classes
Diane Riff

Diane Riff, DNP, RN

Director, RN-BSN Program

Contact me anytime!

I can help with:

  • RN-BSN curriculum
  • Portfolio completion
  • Student/Program questions
  • Clincial agencies
  • Graduate nursing programs

Informal Transcripts Review (pre-evaluation)

Wonder what credits may transfer from your previous programs? Get a review at http://uofl.me/pre-eval.

RN-BSN Online - Program Structure

The curriculum in the RN-BSN program at UofL allows working nurses to pursue a bachelor’s degree faster by leveraging their previous knowledge and experience. RN-BSN students can transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions and complete the required nursing courses (31 credit hours) at UofL.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 120 hours
RN-BSN core courses 31 hours
Portfolio 30 hours*
Cardinal Core, Program Requirements, Electives 59 hours**

* Tuition-free (savings of $11,250)

** Varies by student’s transferable credit

The RN-BSN program of study is five semesters, but 8-week courses and the flexible curriculum allow students to complete the degree at a faster or slower pace, depending on individual situations. All course work is delivered 100% online. The community health leadership practicum can be completed in a site in the student’s local community.

To learn about other nursing programs and activities at UofL, visit the School of Nursing website.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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