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Online RN-BSN

Nursing for Registered Nurses

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
  • $318 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This bachelor’s degree program provides a pathway for career advancement in clinical management and leadership or public health nursing, as well as preparation for graduate study, by building on your established clinical and practical experiences. This program will help equip you to assume the role of the professional nurse in diverse and challenging settings, take on responsibility for client care, and provide exceptional evidence-based nursing care to patients.

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

Industry Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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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.

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 410)
  • (3 Credits, NURS 420)
  • (4 Credits, NURS 462)
  • (4 Credits, NURS 485)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education 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 (4 Credits)

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

  • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 Credits)

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 and have an active, unencumbered RN license in an approved state, listed under State-Specific Details below. 30 upper-level credits will be applied to the major for your active, unencumbered RN license.

Please see the additional general education and elective requirements below:

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.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 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.

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

We partner with the following community colleges for the ATB program:

  • College of Southern Maryland

Please be sure to contact your community college's ATB program coordinator for more details.

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Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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