RN to BSN


Bachelor of Science (RN-BSN Program)

The RN-to-BSN degree program at Salem University picks up where your experience and RN licensure left off, giving you the critical, creative and reflective thinking skills you need to practice effectively at any level and in any setting – from hospital wards to clinics to the ER.

About This Program

Take your nursing career to the next level – turn your RN into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an online degree program from Salem University. Core coursework will walk you through the concepts in nursing and clinical applications to give you the ability to:

  • Employ nursing and health care concepts for positive and holistic health outcomes
  • Practice leadership and management skills within your job for more effective care overall
  • Apply tactics to better coordinate delivery of care … promote health … and prevent illness
  • Foster individualized care across ethnicities, cultures and socially diverse constructs
  • Use evidence-based research to guide and improve nursing practice

With the expertise and licensure you bring to the table with your RN, you’re halfway there. Depending on transfer credit, with our core RN-to-BSN core coursework, you could finish your degree program in ten months. 

Why You Should Pursue Your BSN

In addition to promotion opportunities or looking down the line at graduate school to become an Advanced Practice Nurse, there is one very important reason why a bachelor’s degree in nursing makes sense: It’s in demand!

More and more healthcare operations, especially hospitals, are making bachelor’s degrees a priority in staffing nurses. They’ve done their research and they understand the association between BSN hospital staffing and reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections and post-surgical mortality. In addition, healthcare operations are looking for nursing leaders – qualified professionals with the experience, and education, needed to succeed.

What You’ll Learn

In this RN-to-BSN degree completion program, Salem will build on your existing knowledge, skills and abilities in nursing and clinical application to extend into the baccalaureate level – giving your practice and your career a boost. Core classes in the program include:

  • NUR 401 – Professional Role Transition
  • NUR 402 – Health Assessment
  • NUR 403 – Nursing Research
  • NUR 404 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care
  • NUR 405 – Chronic and Complex Health Problems
  • NUR 406 – Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR 407 – Special Topics & Issues in Nursing
  • NUR 408 – Nursing Leadership and Management
  • NUR 410 – Community and Public Health Nursing
  • NUR 499 – Nursing Capstone

In order to graduate from this program, you will need to earn at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. At the end of your course, you’ll take a comprehensive capstone exam which you must pass in order to receive your degree.

Where You’ll Study

Your RN-to-BSN degree completion program is offered through Salem’s online campus via a monthly (four-week-long) class format.

Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Salem University online

Prepare for a brighter future. Turn your RN into a career-building Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Talk to your admissions advisor for more information today!