RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Why Choose NKU's Fully Online RN to BSN Program?

Our online RN to BSN program offers flexibility and affordability, allowing you to take your nursing career to the next level.

Northern Kentucky University's RN to BSN program has a proven history of producing alumni who become successful leaders in their professional endeavors. Through innovative use of technology, our faculty provide an up close and personal educational experience.

Features of the Program

Our online RN to BSN Program offers the flexibility that most working RNs desire, helping them to make the most of their associate degree or diploma degree in nursing.

Unique features of this program include:

  • No testing to validate previous nursing education
  • Easy transfer of prior college course work
  • Nursing courses offered online in 16 week sessions
  • Non-nursing courses offered online in both 8 and 16 week sessions
  • Curriculum designed to accommodate working nurses

Work and Go to School

Most students work full time and have family responsibilities. Our fully online RN to BSN provides the needed flexibility to successfully complete your degree.

Transfer Friendly

We understand that there are numerous pathways to nursing. At NKU, we pride ourselves on being transfer friendly. In addition to graduates of regionally accredited institutions, we are pleased to welcome students from the following programs through articulation:

  • Beckfield College
  • Galen College of Nursing
  • The Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing
  • The Christ Hospital School of Nursing
  • The Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing
  • The Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
  • The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing.


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RN-BSN Application Process

Students who have been accepted to Northern Kentucky University as degree seeking and who meet the admission criteria for the RN-BSN program will be considered for admission. You must apply to the university first.

When you have met the criteria, apply to the RN-BSN Application program.

Program Update

We are now pleased to welcome graduates from the Galen College of Nursing!