RN to BSN Online

  • Program type: Online
  • Accreditation: Full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing,Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Total credit hours: 26 nursing credits* or 14 months
  • Estimated program cost: $11,933.50*
  • Median average salary: $70,000*

CLIMB THE CAREER LADDER

The Affordable Care Act proposes that, on average, 80% of the nursing workforce should practice at the BSN level by 2020. Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Learn how to apply to the program today.

Program Overview

MU Sinclair School of Nursing is proud to offer one of the most affordable and comprehensive RN to BSN Online options in the country. This program is perfect if you are a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree in nursing who’s looking to take the next step in your career and advance your opportunities—at your own pace.

Why is our RN to BSN program a good choice for nurses?

This fast, flexible path connects you to a bachelor’s degree from wherever you live, work, and play.

  • Start when you’re ready – spring, summer, or fall!
  • Work from the comfort of home – 100% online, and no on-campus days required.
  • Benefit from access to a personal academic advisor.
  • Complete your RN to BSN Online in as few as 26 nursing credits* or 14 months.
  • Experience unique opportunities to travel abroad and gain insight into healthcare practices around the globe.
  • Still enrolled in your associate’s degree? The MU Sinclair School of Nursing provides the option to dual enroll in specific RN to BSN credit hours.
  • Take exemplary courses focused on evidence-based practices to apply in your healthcare setting.
  • Graduate from a quality program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

RN to BSN Online Program Cost & Tuition

The estimated cost for the RN to BSN online program is $11,933.50*.

The overall cost depends on the number of credit hours you need to fulfill your graduation requirements. The typical transfer student admitted to this option needs to take 30 credit hours to complete their bachelor’s degree.

For a complete overview of the University of Missouri costs and tuition, please visit the University of Missouri cashier’s office. Mizzou Online also provides a break-down of estimated costs for the RN-BSN Online program.

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. A bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but the typical transfer student admitted to this program needs only 30 credit hours to complete this bachelor’s degree. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, residency, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress.

Scholarships & Assistance

Scholarships and funding opportunities are available for RN-BSN students. These benefits include:

$70,000

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the median average salary for registered nurses was $70,000 as of 2017.

Career & Salary Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses, as a whole, is expected to grow 15% by 2026. And as a goal of the Institute of Medicine The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011) 80% of the nursing workforce, on average, should be educated at the BSN level by 2020.

What kind of jobs can you get with a BSN?

A BSN degree prepares you for more independent roles as a registered nurse. A BSN degree can lead to more supervisory roles and higher salaries, as well as:

  • Closer day-to-day work in care and team coordination
  • Quality assurance and improvement
  • Leadership
  • Community-based roles

Hear from Our Students

RN to BSN Online FAQs

Yes. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requires all post-licensure baccalaureate programs to include a direct care focus. This direct care experience is integrated into the Community Health course requirement.

Yes. The Sinclair School of Nursing Academic Advisors work with students individually to identify all courses from community colleges and previous university or college credit that are transferrable toward the baccalaureate degree. The University of Missouri is committed to creating seamless transitions for associate degree graduates. Learn more at Missouri’s admission requirements page.

No. The RN-BSN program is completely online. There are no required on-campus visits, however, faculty and staff are always glad to welcome any of our students who want to visit campus or plan face to face meetings with faculty or advisors.