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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

7-week 100% online

Nursing (RN to BSN)

Earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing in the online RN to BSN program at BGSU. Expand your career options and build upon your knowledge, leadership and clinical judgment skills as an RN.

Our flexible, online program allows you to keep working as you take seven-week courses at your own pace. Classes are asynchronous – you log in when and where you want. We have three start dates each year. You can complete your degree in as few as three semesters.

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Why study nursing at BGSU?

  • Maximum flexibility. Our RN to BSN program has three start dates every year and is 100% online.
  • Convenient. Keep working as you earn your degree. Classes are asynchronous – you can log in whenever it works best for you.
  • Get your degree faster. Earn your BSN in as few as three semesters. Classes are just seven weeks long. Earn anywhere from 16 to 56 credits toward your BSN for passing the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN. You need to have graduated from an accredited school of nursing to qualify.
  • Expand opportunities. Gain new skills that will help advance your career.
  • Learn from the best. All faculty members hold graduate or doctoral degrees. They enjoy engaging with students and providing meaningful learning.
  • Smooth transition. BGSU offers a seamless transition for associate degree or diploma nurses to earn a BSN.

Career opportunities

As more and more nursing roles require a BSN degree, job candidates with a bachelor's degree in nursing will be more competitive and have more opportunities during their careers.

The RN to BSN program at BGSU prepares you to care for a diverse patient population across various healthcare settings.

Career paths

  • Nursing informatics
  • Nurse leader
  • Charge nurse
  • Nurse educator

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The curriculum is designed to add depth of understanding and context to your existing knowledge as an RN.  

  • Learn new frameworks for nurse leadership and management.
  • Explore how national healthcare policy affects nursing practice.
  • Stay up to date with evidence-based practice methods.
  • Sharpen your clinical judgment, critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Strengthen your management and teaching abilities.
  • Prepare to educate future nurses.

Degree completion requirements

The RN to BSN program is 30 credit hours. It can be completed in as little as three semesters or at a slower pace to fit your lifestyle.

You will be awarded transfer credit for previous college courses that match the BG Perspective (General Education) and support course requirements.  

A total of 122 credit hours are required to graduate from Bowling Green State University with a BSN. A student must remain in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate from the RN to BSN program.  

A grade of “C” or greater must be earned in all RN to BSN core classes for graduation.  

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Advanced Assessment and Health Promotion
  • Nursing Leadership and Quality Improvement
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Informatics in Healthcare
  • Transcultural Health Care
  • Policies in Healthcare

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BGSU College of Heath and Human Services 

The nursing RN to BSN program is in the BGSU College of Health and Human Services.

Updated: 02/16/2024 02:29PM