Online R.N. to B.S.N. Program
Student success is our priority.
Deepen your nursing expertise. Expand your nursing career.
For many associate degree-prepared Registered Nurses (RN), completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) expands your career opportunities and prepares you for graduate nursing programs.
Our fully online RN to BSN program features synchronous and asynchronous coursework and small class sizes, which provide individualized, meaningful engagement with professors and fellow students. Unlike correspondence courses, our faculty guide students through every step of the program, meeting the needs of students working full-time.
Who is the RN to BSN program made for?
- Students enrolled in an Associate Degree in Nursing, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing, or an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program
- Students just graduating with their associate's degree in nursing
- Registered Nurses who have been working for any length of time, or who are not currently working but still have an active, unencumbered RN license.
The program strongly emphasizes concepts to grow your career and deepen your community impact in alignment with the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. BSN trained nurses are prepared to respond to social determinates of health including health equity, improved quality and safety for better patient outcomes, and evidence-based nursing practice.
Earn your degree from GVSU wherever YOU are. Our online curriculum conveniently fits in your busy schedule and we now offer degrees for students living outside of Michigan including:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C.
JOIN THE WINTER 2022 COHORT
Applications are open for the RN to BSN program.
Submit your materials by December 1, 2021, to jumpstart your career this Winter 2022 semester.
Do you have questions about the program or the application process? Contact Kristin Norton, Office of Student Services Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“From the moment I spoke with an advisor, I knew I would be encouraged and supported while juggling school and the beginnings of a nursing career. I was starting as a new graduate in the intensive care unit, and I knew I would want the support of small classes and working closely with my professors.”
—Miranda Winowiecki, Class of 2020
Are you still working toward your RN licensure? No problem.
Earn your associate's degree through a local community college then finish your B.S.N. at GVSU. Our concurrent enrollment programs shorten the time it takes to earn your B.S.N. while enabling you to begin your career as an R.N.
Our concurrent enrollment agreement partners include:
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in your state of residency before beginning 400-level courses.
Meet Some of Your Faculty
Our exceptional faculty have dedicated their academic career to working with RN adult learners and have ample professional experience working in clinical settings.
How to Apply
- Easy, one-step application! Complete your application to GVSU and KCON simultaneously: Apply to Grand Valley State University.
- Allow two weeks for processing.
- We will contact you for an appointment with the RN/BSN Academic Advisor to discuss your individualized progression plan and to help you register for classes.
RN to BSN Courses
Every student's academic journey is unique and is based on their prior coursework. The order of these courses, as well as the need for additional pre-requisites and general education courses, is different for each student.
The Office of Student Services (OSS) will build an individualized course plan just for you. First, explore the courses below to see some of the nursing classes featured in the RN to BSN curriculum. Then contact OSS to get started on your academic journey: email@example.com.
Classes include content on research, evidence-based practice, safety and quality, professional identity, informatics, emergency preparedness, leadership, community, and population health nursing.
GVSU is a great place for students to invest in their futures. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships can help you maximize your investment by working with you to determine how to most effectively meet your unique needs.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.