What will I learn?

Pittsburg State University's RN to BSN program is tailored to fit the needs of today's Registered Nurses. RN's can earn their bachelor's degree in as little as 12 months taking courses full-time. All nursing courses are completely online.

Why do RN’s choose to earn a BSN degree? Career Advancement. If your career goal is to become a shift leader, nurse director, clinical manager, or to build a bridge to become an advanced practice nurse, the RN to BSN program at the Bradley School of Nursing is the perfect option for you.

According to the Institute of Medicine (2010), "Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.” Pittsburg State University has implemented this decree and is making obtainment of a BSN degree for the working ADN nurse as seamless as possible.

Career Options

RN-BSN graduates are qualified for many advanced nursing roles including:

  • Charge Nurse
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Manager
  • Nurse Director
  • Nursing Education
  • Case Management
  • Discharge Planner
  • Many More

Earning your BSN is also a stepping-stone to more advance practice nursing degrees, including nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, clinical nurse leader, or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Which department am I in?

Pittsburg State University

Study options

Online/Distance (As little as 12 months)

Tuition fees
USD $390 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Academic Records: A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma; International College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post-secondary institution (college/university); U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours (approximately one year of college work).

For international students

High School Academic Records: A minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in high school and have earned a high school diploma

International College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in an accredited international post secondary institution (college/university)

U.S. College/University Academic Records: A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) if transferring from an accredited U.S. college with at least 24 credit hours (approximately one year of college work)

English Language Requirement

TOEFL: TOEFL score of at least 520 (paper) or 68 (internet) is required. In addition, a minimum score of 15 is required in each section (internet).

IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0. in each band of the IELTS is required. If a lower score is earned in any of the five band scores, the overall score cannot be accepted.

PTE: Overall score of 47.

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About this uni

Nationally recognized programs, caring faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and championship winning athletics, it’s all here for you.

  • Located in the safe, welcoming city of Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Four main academic colleges with over 200 programs
  • Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1
  • 95% to 100% job placement after graduation