RN to BSN Completion Program

Bellin College’s RN to BSN online completion program allows Registered Nurses to advance their nursing career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in two years! The capstone community practicum can be done in your community.

A BSN Creates Opportunities…

  • BSN students are prepared for an increased opportunity to pursue a variety of jobs
  • Get a headstart to pursue graduate studies
  • More health organizations now require nurses to hold a BSN degree
  • Studies have reported patients attended by nurses with a BSN degree have better outcomes and lower death rates

You are eligible to complete the RN to BSN program for under $18,000 with our admissions scholarship!

*General education courses are additional. Your employer may also offer tuition reimbursement.

Program Delivery

Nursing courses will be offered online each semester as an eight-week session: Session 1, Session 2, and Summer Session (Note: Capstone community practicum course extends entire 15-week semester, and may be done in your community).

RN to BSN Program Highlights
  • Designed to meet the needs of the practicing nursing professional
  • Project-based with writing emphasis – no tests in nursing courses!
  • Healthcare organization experts consulted during curriculum development
  • No repeat of ADN courses such as Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
  • Incorporates and utilizes projects important to healthcare organization objectives and goals (Community Practicum can be at your place of employment or in your area of residence)
  • General education courses offered by Bellin College and relevant to healthcare (i.e. Foundations of Healthcare Management, Diversity Issues in Healthcare I, History of Healthcare in the United States, Statistics, etc…)
  • Designated RN to BSN Program Coordinator at Bellin College for advising
  • Start Dates: January and August
  • Delivery Method: Online program 
  • Timeline: Eight-week sessions each fall and spring semester: Session 1, Session 2, and Summer Session (Note: Capstone community practicum course extends entire 15-week semester)

More about our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

RN to BSN General Education Requirements
  • BU 320: Foundations of Healthcare Management: 3 credits
  • DI 202: Diversity Issues in Healthcare: 3 credits
  • HS 204: History of Healthcare in the United States: 3 credits
  • HS 308: Nemesis: Disease and the Battle to Defeat It: 3 credits
  • MA 230: Statistics: 3 credits
  • PH 202: Introduction to Medical Ethics: 3 credits
  • WR 114: Introduction to Professional Writing: 1 credit
Course Information
Admissions Requirements
  • An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) 
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is preferred
  • Unencumbered RN license in state of residency and/or practice
  • Enter with 66-70 transfer credits completed from Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).
  • Completed online application
  • Personal resume 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions

Once accepted you will need the following:

  • Immunizations/Health History Records
  • Drug Screen
  • Criminal Background Check
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Program Credits
  • An RN with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will receive from 66 to 70 transfer credits (34 lower-level nursing credits and 32 general education credits)
  • Nursing diploma credits will transfer in a similar fashion but will be subject to individualized review
  • Courses taken outside/beyond the ADN may also transfer if applicable to the specific BSN degree requirements.
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According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “The BSN nurse is the only basic nursing graduate preferred to practice in all healthcare settings — critical care, ambulatory care, public health, and mental health — and thus has the greatest employment flexibility of any entry-level RN.” 



Please contact Bellin College Admissions at,
(920) 433-6650, or use our online contact form.

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