Nursing RN to BSN

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Are you currently a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to enhance your nursing knowledge or to expand your employment opportunities?  If so then BYU-Idaho's RN to BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) program was designed to help you achieve those goals.

The RN to BSN program is available all semesters and generally takes three to six consecutive semesters to complete.  The courses may be taken online, on campus or through Distance Education.

Graduates of the RN to BSN program will learn and exemplify the nursing philosophy:

Demonstrate accountability and indepenedence for designing and administering nursing care.
Assume increasing responsibility for personal and professional stewardship goals.
Administer, direct, manage and coordinate holistic nursing care for individuals, families and communities.
Apply knowledge and understanding of self and community by pursuing further education.
Utilize, conduce and evaluate nursing research.
Be prepared to accept roles within professional nursing organizations
Critical thinking.
Apply knowledge and understanding of self by utilizing critical thinking.
Recognize initiate and develop caring attitutdes and relationships.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Existing Degree or Diploma in Nursing (46 Credits)
BIO 381 Pathophysiology 3
NURS 316 Professional Seminar (RN-BSN) 2
NURS 331 Vertical Escrow Credits (RN-BSN) 6
NURS 338 Nursing Research (RN-BSN) 3
NURS 340 Health/Wellness in Aging Adult (RN-BSN) 4
NURS 400 Advanced Nursing Concepts (RN-BSN) 5
NURS 449 Community Nursing (RN-BSN) 5
NURS 450 Nursing Leadership (RN-BSN) 5

The online RN to BSN program does offer a reduced price per credit for Pathway alumni.

More information about the RN to BSN program is available at

The online RN to BSN program does not require previous credits from a CES institution.

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.