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Online RN to BSN Program

Further Your Impact, Advance your Career

Deciding to become a nurse comes from a clear dedication to improve the lives of those around you. At Valpo, we understand that dedication and we put it into action through our RN to BSN degree. Our program is specially curated, fully online, and fit to coincide with the busy schedules of working RNs. We offer the most versatile program without compromising the quality of education that our university is known for. This program is designed to advance RNs in their careers, equip them to better serve in the health care field, and give them the skillset to make them more marketable to employers.

Because our program is fully online, enrolled nurses can expect to complete the program in 16 months without ever setting foot on campus. We also offer individualized assistance in identifying program prerequisite, and ensuring they are fulfilled before the start of the program. RNs who have graduated from an accredited ASN or Diploma program are encouraged to enroll in the program with proof of an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Indiana. 

Everyone at Valpo works hard to provide the highest quality of education, and our RN to BSN online program is no exception. At $250/credit hour, you can be sure you are getting the best possible education for the most affordable price statewide.

Become a leader in your field and advance your nursing career.

Fall Semester 7 Credits
NUR 275 – Transition to Professional Nursing 4 cr
IPE 390 – Wellness and Resilience in the Health Professions 3 cr
Spring Semester 8 Credits
NUR 415 – Introduction to Nursing Research 3 cr
NUR 460 – Introduction to Public Health 5 cr
Summer Semester 9 Credits
THEO 200 – The Christian Tradition 3 cr
NUR 470 – Management and Leadership Strategies for Professional Nursing 3 cr
IPE 318 – Global Health Issues 3 cr
Fall Semester 6 Credits
IPE – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care 3 cr
HCL 302 – Health Care Ethics and Legal Issues 3 cr
  • ASN from Accredited Program
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Active RN License
The following courses must be completed prior to starting the RN-BSN Program:
Course Name Credits
General Chemistry with lab 4 cr
Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 4 cr
Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4 cr
Microbiology with lab 4 cr
English Composition 3 cr
Philosophy or History 3 cr
Humanities 3 cr
General Psychology 3 cr
Lifespan Psychology 3 cr
Statistics 3 cr
Nutrition 3 cr

In addition to the above courses, the student will need elective credits to bring a total number of transfer credits to 48 credits.

To Acknowledge Previously Earned Nursing Credit

On successful completion of NUR-275 with a GPA of 2.5 or above, 47 undergraduate nursing credits will be awarded.

Apply by submitting our undergraduate application as a transfer student and selecting the RN to BSN program. You will be required to include the following documents:

  • Submit official Transcripts
  • Submit Proof of RN Licensure