RN to BSN Online Programs


melissa-compton“I chose to return to school as an adult learner to pursue my RN to BSN degree at Ashland. It had been many years since I received my associate’s degree in nursing and I was really nervous about going back to school, especially online. I was amazed at the support of the staff and professors, who really understood the needs of a non-traditional student. The online classes were much more convenient, and easier to navigate than I would have thought. It was still a challenge, but with the flexibility of the online program, I was able to continue working full time and keep up with my family's activities. I would highly recommend this program to anyone considering returning to school.” – Melissa Compton

RN to BSN Online Program

Take the lead in your nursing career with an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Ashland University’s online RN to BSN program. This online BSN degree program prepares students for a leadership role in a nursing setting as well as provides a solid foundation for graduate studies.

About our RN to BSN Online 

With the number of online BSN programs, it may be tough to choose the right school. At Ashland University, rest assured we’ve taken the time to put together a flexible schedule that meets the needs to busy students. You could be advancing your career in no time. In our accelerated nursing programs online, students are prepared to take on manager or leadership responsibilities in a nursing role through an introduction to the profession’s theoretical knowledge base, research for evidence-based practice and focus on international perspectives in healthcare. Curriculum also emphasizes the role of nurses in legal, ethical and political settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing jobs will increase by 19% between 2012 and 2022. 

What Classes Will I Take While Studying in the RN to BSN Online Program?

Required Nursing Courses (27 credit hours)

  • International/Transcultural Perspectives in HealthcareOnline RN to BSN Program
  • Theoretical Bases
  • Introduction to Informatics in Healthcare
  • Individual Assessment
  • Genetics and Healthcare
  • Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Community & Public Health
  • Health Care Systems
  • Legal, Ethical & Political Perspectives


Required Non-Nursing Courses:

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN degree courses are designed by experts in the field of nursing. Our program of study includes:

  • Philosophy Elective
  • Statistics
  • Anatomy & Physiology I* and II*
  • Microbiology*
  • General or Developmental Psychology*

Why earn your nursing programs online at Ashland?

  • Convenience of quality online courses with strong support from nursing faculty.
  • Flexible progression with part-time and full-time options. Progress at your pace - speed up or slow down as needed.
  • Nursing faculty, with experience in BSN completion, who serve as academic advisors.
  • Professors with both academic credentials and real-world experience in the field. Our faculty members are first and foremost outstanding teachers who enjoy mentoring students. We look forward to working with you!
Remaining Required University Core Liberal Arts Courses:

Some of the remaining required University core liberal arts courses for the BSN degree are:  

  • Communications*
  • Composition I* and II *
  • Humanity
  • Historical Reasoning
  • Religion
  • 2 Aesthetics
  • Critical Cultural Inquiry*

*The eight most common courses typically transferred in by students. All core requirements may be transferred if applicable.

Future Career Paths for students interested in our RN to BSN Program:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • Physician’s Office Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Head Nurse
  • Nursing Director
  • Vice President or Chief of Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Consulting
  • Manage Ambulatory, Acute, Home-Based or Chronic Care Businesses

Get started in our RN to BSN online program today!

RN to BSN online

If you’re looking to earn the credentials you need to advance your career in nursing through a BSN completion program, consider choosing Ashland University — simply fill out the Request Info form above, email grad-admissions@ashland.edu or apply now!

Admissions Requirements

Students entering the program must hold a current, valid license to practice as a registered nurse in one U.S. state or territory, or be dually enrolled in a RN licensure program, or be a graduate of a RN program and eligible for the NCLEX. Students who have a license that is inactive or subject to restrictions may be considered for admissions after appropriate review.