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Earn an RN-to-BSN Degree Online from UMGC

Advance Your Nursing Career with an Online RN-to-BSN Program

Earn a CCNE-accredited bachelor's degree through the RN-to-BSN online program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Our curriculum in the Nursing for Registered Nurses program is career-relevant and designed with input from employers and industry experts. At UMGC, you can

  • Transfer up to 90 credits, which includes your active unencumbered RN license and prior coursework, toward your BSN. 
  • Study theory, learn real-world applications, and gain skills you can apply right away. 
  • Build on your established clinical and practical experiences. 
  • Prepare for career advancement in clinical research or public health nursing or for graduate study in nursing. 

This degree is only open to students with an associate degree in nursing.1 Students must reside and have an active, unencumbered nursing license in an approved state at the time of admission and throughout the completion of the program.2

Study at a Respected State University

UMGC is a state university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland. UMGC offers more than 125 degrees and certificates that are designed to fit into the busy lives of working professionals to help you succeed again.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UMGC is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2399, 202-887-6791.

Share in Our Rich Military Heritage

We have been serving the higher education needs of the U.S. Armed Forces since 1947. Today, we enroll more than 56,000 active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and their family members. UMGC has been ranked a top university for veterans for the past nine years, and we boast the following accolades:

  • UMGC was named the No. 1 “Best For Vets” Online/Hybrid University by Military Times in 2023.
  • UMGC was ranked the No. 1 “Best For Vets Employer” in Education by Military Times in 2021, 2022, and 2023. 
  • UMGC was named among the “Best of the Best: Top Veteran-Friendly Schools” by U.S. Veterans Magazine in 2023.

Explore Ways to Make Your Degree Affordable

We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. UMGC awarded over $19 million in scholarship funds  to our students in the last aid year. But, that's not all. We also offer:

  • No-cost digital resources in place of textbooks for most courses
  • Credit for what you know. At UMGC, we value your experience, so you can earn up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s for prior learning, work and life experience. Or, you can transfer up to 12 credits toward a master’s
  • Our interest-free monthly payment plan

Plus we can help you explore more ways to make your education affordable:

  • Federal financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships
  • Tuition assistance and/or veterans education benefits for those who qualify
  • Employer discounts for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents through alliances with public and private sector organizations

Gain Access to Lifetime Career Services

We’re committed to helping you find the job you want in the field you love. When we say that we offer lifetime career services, we mean it! For over a decade, we've been providing our students and alumni with a full suite of lifetime career services—at no additional cost. We're proud to give our students and alumni access to the following resources:

  • Virtual recruitment fairs multiple times a year
  • 24/7 access to CareerQuest and InternPLUS, our employer database that contains job and internship postings, tools to help with your resume and interview skills, and other career resources
  • Career planning guidance and support
  • Mentoring and network programs
  • Career Connection, a blog for UMGC students and alumni to get expert advice from specialists in UMGC’s department of Career Services


Effective July 1, 2019, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

University of Maryland Global Campus is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. UMGC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland and is governed by the USM Board of Regents. UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). University of Maryland Global Campus, 9625 Belvoir Road, Barden Education Center, Building 1017, Room 128, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.

A diploma from a registered nursing education program that is recognized by the appropriate State Board of Nursing is also acceptable.

For a list of approved states, visit our Nursing for Registered Nurses program page.