Online RN to BSN

School of Nursing

The online RN-to-BSN program allows licensed Registered Nurses the opportunity to advance their nursing career in as few as three semesters. The program consists of an innovative new online format and comprehensive curriculum that exposes students to all aspects of nursing leadership. Participation in the RN-to-BSN program can be part-time or full-time with completion expected within 2 years (six semesters). An unrestricted and active RN license in the state where you will complete a 66 hour clinical experience in public health/community nursing is required for program eligibility.

 Applications and admissions to the RN to BSN Program are suspended until further notice


The online RN-to-BSN program exposes students to the most advanced learning methodologies, the highest caliber instructors, and an in-depth curriculum that sufficiently prepare students for advancement.

The online RN-to-BSN curriculum is designed to promote educational and professional excellence through the use of problem-based learning. All didactic courses are offered online and over 200 subject-specific, custom-designed learning activities are integrated into the online learning environment. Activities, including simulated decision-making, allow students to learn and practice in the comfort of their own home 24/7 so they become confidently prepared for all aspects of leadership.

The RN-to-BSN program consists of sixteen semesterhours of residency credit followed by twenty-nine semester hours of in-depth, advanced nursing courses. Residency courses provide focus on the topics of writing, ethics and communication in the health professions as well as pathophysiology. The advanced nursing component of the curriculum addresses professional role and leadership skill development through the utilization of research, evidence, and informatics to inform and enhance nursing practice.

Contact Info

Northeastern University School of Nursing
5 Burlington Woods
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 1.888.206.6004

Experiential Learning

For clinicals, the program uses a preceptor clinical model that emphasizes clinical competency while preparing the students for leadership and advancement. Clinical hours with a nurse leader in a community or public health setting are required.

For more information about the program, call 888.206.6004 or click the learn button to visit the program-specific website.