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Online RN-BSN

Nursing for Registered Nurses

Nursing (RN to BSN)
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Clinical practice experience required
  • Location restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Advance in nursing management, research, and public health with an online nursing bachelor's degree.

With an online nursing degree from University of Maryland Global Campus, you can obtain your BSN in a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This bachelor’s degree program will equip you to serve as a professional nurse in diverse and challenging settings and take on responsibility for client care. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications to prepare you for a career in nursing leadership roles, clinical research, or public health, or graduate study.

If you were admitted to this program prior to the fall 2018 term, contact an advisor before enrolling in courses.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30 Credits

  • (3 Credits, NURS 300)
  • (3 Credits, NURS 305)
  • (4 Credits, NURS 362)
  • (3 Credits, NURS 350)
  • (3 Credits, HMGT 372)
  • (3 Credits, NURS 420)
  • (3 Credits, NURS 410)
  • (4 Credits, NURS 462)
  • (4 Credits, NURS 485)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements and may be taken at UMGC (if available) or accepted in transfer:

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • (3 Credits, SOCY 100)
  • (4 Credits, BIOL 230)
  • Anatomy and physiology I with lab
  • Anatomy and physiology II with lab

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 19 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

RN Licensure: 30 Credits

Your active unencumbered RN license, a program admission requirement, counts for 30 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for career advancement in clinical research or public health nursing and provides preparation for graduate study in nursing.

5M+
Jobs
There are more than 5 million people employed in the hospital industry in the United States.
IBIS World | “Hospitals in the U.S. Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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.

Additional Program Information

Students must reside in and have an active, unencumbered nursing license in one of the following approved states at the time of admission and throughout completion of the program: Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; and Washington, D.C.

Note: This program is not intended to lead to initial professional licensure. Learn more about professional licensure and how to contact your state's licensing board.

UMGC's Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) is only open to students who have completed a registered nursing education program that is approved by the appropriate State Board of Nursing.

UMGC's Nursing Club

The Nursing Club is a student- and alumni-led group where members can collaborate and share information on resources, scholarships, and career opportunities. Undergraduate students and alumni are encouraged to network with one another and discuss topics that are of interest to the nursing community.

UMGC’s Associate-to-Bachelor's (ATB) program enables eligible community college students to enroll in our BSN program while completing their community college coursework.

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