Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Healthcare; Nursing
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Nursing RN to BSN Bachelor's Degree Program

Take your nursing career to the next level with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Mary. If you are a registered nurse (RN), you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing online in our RN to BSN program. Flexible and convenient, our online nursing degree program enables you to pursue your bachelor’s degree while balancing work and family obligations.

Infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values, the RN to BSN program at the University of Mary emphasizes the importance of service and community both in work and personal life. In addition to providing a broad spectrum of evidence-based practice, critical-thinking, and leadership skills, the RN to BSN program offers a deeper knowledge of spirituality, ethics, and global stewardship.

Completing your BSN through the University of Mary, a premier North Dakota nursing school, will help you advance your nursing career, pursue leadership opportunities and other nursing roles, and prepare you for graduate nursing education.

Nursing RN to BSN Degree Program Highlights

The RN to BSN nursing degree program prepares you to respond to the emerging health needs of society and the health care system. The flexible online degree format offered by the University of Mary provides several unique advantages:

  • To assist with graduation requirements, 30 upper division additional credits will be transcribed upon successful completion of the program to reflect previous nursing coursework and experience.
  • You earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing with other registered nurses, resulting in strong support and long-lasting friendships.
  • Courses are delivered by world-class faculty who hold master's or doctorate degrees. Most are leaders in their specialty area throughout the region.
  • State-of-the-art technology provides an online learning environment that is easy to use and accessible from your home or office.

Career Outlook for Nursing Majors

Nursing is the largest profession in the health care field. Nurses are employed in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, public health agencies, and primary care clinics. Other nurses work as college and university educators, preparing future nurses, or as scientists developing advances in many areas of health care and health promotion.

Overall, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 16% from 2014 to 2024, more than twice the national average for all occupations.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

To gain admission in the RN to BSN nursing program, you must hold an Associate of Arts or diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher education and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in the nursing required courses.

  • ALU 406 New Student Orientation (O credits)
  • NUR 348 Health Assessment for the RN to BSN Student (2 credits)
  • NUR 352 Health Promotion for the Elderly (4 credits)
  • NUR 437 The Professional Nurse (4 credits) 
  • NUR 336 Ethics Law and Policy (3 credtis)
  • NUR 368 Evidence Base Nursing Practice (3 credits) **Statistics prerequisite
  • NUR 462 Leadership and Management (4 credits)
  • NUR 402 Community as Partner (3 credits)
  • NUR 468 Global Nursing Issues (3 credits)
  • NUR 479 Professional Nursing II (Capstone) (4 credits) **Final Semester  
  • Senior Competency Testing (O Credits)

Courses Required for Graduation
124 Credits

  • Graduation Prerequisite Courses
  • Composition II
  • A Statistics course (College Algebra or higher)
  • A theology Course
  • An Ethics Course
  • General Psychology
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology or Sociology Course
  • A & P I and II
  • Microbiology

To gain admission in the RN to BSN nursing program, you must hold an Associate or diploma degree in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher education and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in the nursing required courses

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