RN to BSN Online Programs

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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

Online RN to BSN 

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

Ashland University's Online RN to BSN Degree Program 

With a number of BSN completion online programs in the market, it may be tough to choose the one that’s right for you. At Ashland University, rest assured we’ve taken the time to put together a flexible schedule that meets the needs of working professionals. 

Through our BSN completion online, students are prepared to pursue manager or leadership responsibilities in a nursing role. The program is designed to teach nursing students through content to support the profession’s theoretical knowledge base, research for evidence-based practice, and focus on international perspectives in healthcare and patient outcomes. Ashland’s online RN to BSN coursework also emphasizes the role of nurses in legal, ethical, and political settings. 

You receive 27 credit hours for previous nursing knowledge acquired in your prelicensure program, and you’re able to have unlimited transfer credits to AU. Many of the courses you took in your pre-licensure program transfer toward your BSN!

Our Admissions Representatives and Academic Advisors work with you to evaluate your transcripts and create a program plan that fits your needs.

Why wait any longer to achieve your BSN? Click here to request information about Ashland University's online RN to BSN program!

What Classes are Needed to Complete your BSN at Ashland?

Required Nursing Courses (27 hours)

Online RN to BSN Program

  • Theoretical Bases (NUR 302)
  • Individual Health (NUR 303)
  • International/Transcultural Perspectives (NUR 309)
  • Informatics (NUR 325)
  • Genetics in Nursing and Health Care (NUR 336)
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice (NUR 362)
  • Health Care Systems (NUR 405)
  • Legal, Ethical and Political Perspectives (NUR 408)
  • Community and Public Health (NUR 414)

Institutional Core Requirements (30 hours)*:

  • Composition I**
  • Composition II**
  • Communications**
  • Religion
  • Aesthetics (6 credits/2 classes)
  • Critical Cultural Inquiry
  • Social Science**
  • Humanities**
  • Historical Reasoning

*Institutional core courses are waived for nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in other fields.

Non-Nursing Requirements (21 hours):

  • Anat. & Phys. I**
  • Anat. & Phys II**
  • Microbiology**
  • Statistics**
  • Dev. Psych or Gen. Psych**
  • Philosophy

**Most of these typically transfer in from pre-licensure programs

Why earn your degree through Ashland University's BSN completion online program?

  • The convenience of quality RN to BSN coursework online with strong support from nursing faculty.
  • We offer flexible progression for our RN to BSN coursework, with options for full time and part-time students. Progress at your pace - speed up or slow down as needed.
  • Graduates from this program have a 95% NCLEX pass rate

Get started in our RN to BSN online program today!

RN to BSN online

Registered nurses who have an ADN or diploma can go back to school to earn their bachelor’s of science through an RN to BSN program (1). Generally, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science will have better job prospects than those without one (2). This is one of the many reasons why a BSN in nursing is so important. 

Having an advanced education and completing your BSN online through Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences could be beneficial for your future career! If you’re looking to advance your nursing career by completing your BSN, consider choosing Ashland University — simply fill out the Request Info form above, email grad-admissions@ashland.edu or apply now!


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Ashland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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 currently enrolled in an RN licensure program, or be a graduate of an RN program and eligible for the NCLEX. Students who have an RN license that is inactive or subject to restrictions may be considered for admissions after an appropriate review.

Take the lead in your nursing career with Ashland’s Online RN to BSN program! Request information today!


  1. www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-4
  2. www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6