RN to BSN
The RN to BSN program in Nursing at Saint Louis University is designed to meet the needs of RNs who wish to complete the bachelor of science degree. The RN to BSN program is a flexible online BSN completion program.
Non-Nursing Baccalaureate Degree
At Saint Louis University, RNs who have a baccalaureate degree in another field may be admitted directly into the Master's Degree Program. Please click here for more information regarding our MSN program.
Features of the Program
The RN to BSN Program offers the flexibility that most working RNs require. In addition, the program helps RNs make the most of their associate degree or diploma degree in nursing. Unique features of this program include:
- No required testing to validate previous nursing education.
- Easy transfer of previous college-level general education credit hours. Up to 64 credit hours earned at an accredited community college, college or university may be awarded and applied towards the bachelor's degree.
- Nursing courses offered on-line in 16 week sessions.
- Non-nursing courses offered on-line in 8-week sessions.
- Professional tuition rate for RN's completing their BSN degree.
- Part-time and full-time study programs available.
- Opportunity to take graduate-level nursing courses as an undergraduate student at the professional RN to BSN tuition rate. (Eligibility requirements must be met)
RNs completing their BSN degree may choose a part-time or full-time online study plan. Once all physical sciences and behavioral sciences have either been transferred to Saint Louis University or completed at the University through the School for Professional Studies, students may complete the BSN nursing courses full time in two semesters or part time in four semesters.
Academic Certificate in Nurse Case Management
Our Nurse Case Management certification programs online offer current and future nurse case managers the opportunity to earn an academic certificate in nurse case management from Saint Louis University (SLU). These case management classes for nurses provide knowledge to promote effective case management of patients with complex healthcare needs. The online program is in accelerated formats of 8 week sessions per course. Please click here for more information.
Prior to completion of the BSN degree, qualified students in the RN to BSN Program may apply for admission to Graduate Education at Saint Louis University. A cumulative GPA of 3.20 on a 4.00 system in undergraduate course work is required for admission to the Master's of Science in Nursing program. Immediately after completion of the BSN degree and admission to Graduate Education, RN to BSN students may continue the program with their master's-level studies.
A student will need to apply and be admitted to the School for Professional Studies (SPS) in accordance with SPS guidelines. They will then take up to 54 credit hours (depending on transfer credits) of SPS pre-nursing core courses. After successful completion of SPS pre-nursing core courses with a "C" or higher, the student will automatically be transfered to the School of Nursing as a RN to BSN major.
*Saint Louis University currently accepts applications to the RN to BSN program from those who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.