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Online Bachelor's Degree: Nursing (RN to BSN)

Nursing (RN to BSN)
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Clinical practice experience required
  • Location restrictions apply
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Secure your future in a critical field by earning an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from University of Maryland Global Campus. Build on your previous nursing knowledge and learn valuable new skills in an online program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Earn your BSN degree on your own schedule with our convenient online courses. Plus, you’ll be able to save time and money as you study, thanks to our scholarship opportunities for eligible students and our generous transfer credit policy. Ready to succeed again? Apply today!

If you were admitted to this program prior to the fall 2024 term, contact an advisor before enrolling in courses.

Learn New Skills in Community Health, Leadership, & Case Management

Our online BSN program is the perfect fit for registered nurses (RNs) who are looking for a pathway to career advancement. You’ll study various career-relevant topics, including nursing leadership, community health, patient safety, nursing education, telehealth, population health, research, and case management.

This program is designed to help you

  • Build upon your established clinical experiences and previous nursing knowledge.
  • Upskill you to a professional nursing role.
  • Ensure that you continue to provide exceptional evidence-based nursing care to patients, families, and communities.
  • Prepare you for future graduate study.

Industry Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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.


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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Develop Integral Skills in Nursing

Advance in your nursing career as you build knowledge and gain applicable skills. Graduates of this BSN program develop key skills in critical thinking, clinical judgment, interprofessional communication and collaboration, emotional intelligence, and patient care. Our nursing program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following: 

Advance Your Nursing Career

This degree program is designed to help registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and advance their careers in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, non-profits organizations, and private practices. BSN degree graduates may be preparing to advance in/move into nursing leadership, case management, information technology, nursing education, and population health.

Annual Openings
About 193,000 job openings for registered nurses are projected each year over the next decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024
States with Shortage
More than 30 states are expected to have a shortage of registered nurses by 2030.
Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | “Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet” | October 2022
Plan to Retire
More than 28 percent of nurses plan to retire in the next five years.
Source: Journal of Nursing Regulation | “The 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey” | April 2023

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Nursing Courses

Throughout the BSN program, your instructors will assign coursework that will help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. In past courses in this degree program, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Review and analyze a Congressional hearing executive summary as it relates to policy, politics, and economics in healthcare.
  • Access the patient education material associated with a hypothetical patient and assess the understandability and actionability of the educational material for the patient. Then, complete the document using everything that was taught about health literacy.
  • Develop and present a quality improvement implementation and evaluation plan for a nursing practice change identified in your Practice Change Assignment.

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