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Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s online RN-to-BSN program equips those with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 18 months! Offered 100% online, this innovative program will prepare you to elevate your professional standing and to enhance your nursing skills and abilities. You will graduate with a deeper appreciation for the “calling to care” and acquire new nursing competencies that strengthen your ability to serve others.  

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can truly set you apart as you grasp and practice the healing sciences from an invigorating Spirit-empowered worldview. You will discover new dimensions of the nursing profession while having a multi-dimensional impact on your patients.  

How will an R.N. to B.S. in Nursing program advance my career?

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to not only care for and serve others, but also to develop your leadership potential. Furthermore, the RN-to-BSN will help prepare you to develop fully in the nursing profession and prepare you for greater career mobility. Having earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will also be ready for your next step: Pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing also offered through ORU Online. Potential occupations for the RN-to-BSN include:

  • Public Health Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • OB-GYN Nurse
  • Medical Manager 

What distinct courses will I take?

To complete the RN-to-BSN, you will take various courses such as:

  • Determinants of Health
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Informatics
  • Community Heath
  • Nursing Leadership

*A Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing or an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing must complete all prerequisite courses prior to admission to upper-level nursing courses required for the BSN degree. All general education requirements must be met prior to the degree being awarded.

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 121-credit hours. The program allows up to 90 transfer credits from your Associate Degree and other science or humanities courses you have taken. If you were to begin with 60 transfer credit hours, you could complete this degree in as little as 30-months when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as 7-credit hours per 7-week term with 6 terms per year.

How much does this program cost?

Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here

Any other reasons to complete my degree online with ORU? 

  • You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every step of the way.
  • You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly admissions team.
  • Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
  • Academic support with easy access to caring professors and helpful learning resources.
  • Access classes anytime and anywhere with our mobile-friendly and user-friendly online platform.
  • ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

Ask us about our introductory Online Strategies class that will jump-start your journey with 3 credit hours towards your degree. Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Online.

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