Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in nursing program

Program overview

If you’re a registered nurse who has graduated from a state or nationally accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program, the RN-BSN program is for you.

Due to State Boards of Nursing and other legal requirements we do not accept students into the program that live in AL, TN, WA, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,nor are we permitted to allow students to complete the program if they relocate to one of these states.

The program builds on the knowledge and skills you have acquired through a diploma or associate degree nursing program. Courses for this program are delivered online, and clinical projects are completed in your local community, so you can complete the BSN degree in your hometown.

The graduate nursing program is open to qualified applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an associate degree in nursing with a bachelor’s degree in another field. For more information, please see our Master of Science in Nursing program information

Personalized Learning


Through NAU's Personalized Learning Program enables registered nurses to earn their bachelor of science in nursing degree through our fully accredited, competency-based Personalized Learning online program. This innovative program allows students to set their own pace, and complete lessons according to their own timeline. With no deadlines and no set schedules, it's the ideal online degree program for busy RN's to advance their career.

Program requirements

Learn more about the RN-BSN program requirements

Admissions process

Take note that the admissions process for this program slightly differs from the other BSN programs—check out the RN-BSN program’s admissions process.