What will I learn?

If you are a registered nurse looking to expand your career and educational mobility, then our RN to BSN completion program is for you. Earn your BSN degree on your schedule in an environment that complements the knowledge, skills, and abilities your experience brings to the digital classroom.

Upon conclusion of the RN to BSN completion program, you will be able to: Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education in communication, human experience, scientific literacy, analysis, and global society; Communicate using an ongoing interactive process that builds therapeutic interpersonal and inter-professional relationships for an increasingly interconnected healthcare environment; Apply the nursing process to provide patient-centered, evidence-based, clinical competent, contemporary professional nursing care; Apply critical thinking skills to support excellence in nursing practice and to provide comprehensive compassionate, evidence-based nursing care across the life span; Promote healthy lifestyles through health education, health promotion strategies and population-focused interventions; Comprehend system-based practice and its impact on safe, quality patient care within the scope of professional nursing practice; Apply leadership and management skills in the provision of safe, quality and cost-effective care in the continuum of healthcare environments; Exercise innovative inquiry in the use of information and patient care technology with knowledge based on research for the improvement in patient outcomes; and Practice within the values, ethics, and legal standards of professional nursing.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $330 per credit

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

Start date

January 2020, August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should be a graduate of a regionally accredited secondary school and should present sixteen acceptable units of academic work, including: four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in a lab science, two units in the social sciences and five electives. An applicant who has not satisfied the distribution of college requirements, but has presented convincing evidence of the quality of his/her high school work, may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Student must have: Diploma or associate degree earned at a state board of nursing-approved program with national nursing accreditation; Current, unencumbered registered nurse license in the state of residence; Minimum grade of “C” in all science and nursing courses in the basic nursing program; Minimum grade of “C” in all general education and prerequisite courses; Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Those whose native language is not English are also required to show English language proficiency. You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below: A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates; A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates; An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112; An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5; A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates; A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above; A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates.

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About this uni

The main campus stretches over 50 acres, overlooks the Long Island Sound and boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • 3rd in the region for percentage of international students
  • 17th highest in the region for most diverse student body
  • Small class sizes with 16:1 student-faculty ratio