RN to BSN (online)

Registered nurses (RN) are provided the knowledge and skills to advance their nursing careers and build on their basic nursing education. They have the opportunity to earn the baccalaureate degree in nursing while building a strong foundation in the arts, sciences and humanities. 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares students to practice the art and science of professional nursing.  Nursing majors are introduced to:

  • nursing theoretical knowledge base
  • research for evidence-based practice
  • focus on international perspectives in healthcare
  • apply the nursing process to families and aggregates in the community setting
  • explore the role of nurse as leader and manager
  • investigate the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings
  • learn the highly technical and clinical skills needed for working with patients and their families in a variety of settings.

This degree also provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.

More information about the RN to BSN Program

Unlimited credits may transfer to AU. Residency requirements to complete 120 credit hours for the Bachelor's degree from AU include:

  • 30 semester hours of credit at AU
  • Last 12 semester hours earned before graduation at AU
  • 2 required AU nursing courses may transfer from a nationally accredited program (applies to student transfer credit from another RN to BSN program)

Faculty Spotlight

Patricia Clayburn, MS, RN Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Accelerated Nursing Program
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Nursing as well as director of the Accelerated Nursing ProgramRead more

Ashland University's RN to BSN program ranked one of the best in the country by Best College Reviews

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