Upgrade Your RN to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing–100% Online

Help Yourself to Career Advancement

Bring your potential to life.

As an RN, you’re dedicated to helping patients. With an online RN to BSN program from Benedictine University, you can help yourself by qualifying for career advancement. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reports that the BSN degree is essential for nurses seeking to move up the career ladder and provide a higher level of quality care.1 A BSN is also a crucial step toward pursuing graduate nursing education to advance your career even further.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our program can be completed–100% online–in as little as 12 months. During that time, you’ll be supported by a small cohort size and individualized faculty attention, courses that build upon each other, and a diverse student body learning with you.

When you make the choice to earn your online degree from Benedictine University, you choose to not compromise. Your career stays on track as you balance online classes with work and you graduate with enhanced skills and a degree from a prestigious and historic university. Compromise is not in our vocabulary…nor should it be in yours.

CCNE Accredited

34 Credit Hours

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A Curriculum That Builds Leaders

Earning your BSN degree from Benedictine University takes commitment, foresight, ambition and a willingness to learn. It’s no coincidence that these are also the qualities of leadership. As a BenU student, you are just not taught to lead–you’re expected to. Our BSN curriculum is designed and taught by expert nurse educators. We provide a transformative and integrative educational experience that thoroughly prepares you for your career while helping you shape a life of meaning and purpose as an engaged citizen and effective health care professional.

NRHL 3315 Perspectives of Professional Nursing Practice

Explores historical and societal influences on nursing, professional identity and accountability, critical inquiry, nursing theory, evidence-based practice, and quality and safety.

NRHL 3345 Applications of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics to Clinical Reasoning

Provides an analysis of physiology and pathophysiological concepts related to complex, multisystem health alterations across the lifespan.

NRHL 3340 Comprehensive Health and Physical Assessment

Focuses on the physical, psychosocial, sociocultural, environmental, and developmental elements of comprehensive assessment and on principles of health promotion and disease prevention.

NRHL 4375 Healthcare Policy, Regulation and Advocacy

Provides an overview of health care policy, organization, and financing while analyzing current policy initiatives involving health care delivery.

Connect to Your Future

Learning online may not feel like a traditional college experience because it’s not. The curriculum mirrors that of an on-campus program and the professors are the same. But online learning gives you more say in how earning your degree fits into your already busy life. You determine how to balance your online program with work, family and other commitments. BenU gives you all the student support and career-related services you’d find on campus. Connecting to your future online may be the best choice for you.

Answer the Demand for Nurses

Today, more nurses than ever are obtaining a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree equips nurses with skills crucial to keeping up with fast-moving innovations in the field. A BSN helps qualify you to work in magnet hospitals, which are recognized for nursing excellence and superior patient outcomes.

With your BSN, you will have access to employment opportunities including positions as a nurse case manager, nursing manager, clinical nurse manager and registered nurse supervisor, as well as other leadership roles. Your BSN is also a prerequisite for acceptance into an MSN or Nurse Practitioner program, two paths to upper tier nursing careers.

2020 Median Pay for Top Nursing Careers2

  1. Medical-Surgical Nurse: $71,429
  2. Strike Travel Nurse: $85,355
  3. ICU Nurse: $95,000
  4. Pain Management Nurse: $101,665
  5. Neonatal ICU Nurse $101,727

Engage with Your Education

With a focus on usability and design, our online learning framework–Engage Learning Management System (LMS)—is built according to industry best practices and is always improving. It’s easy to use, facilitates communication through live chat with faculty and classmates and gives you an increased social presence.

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  1. “The Future of Nursing, Focus on Education,” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Retrieved April 9, 2018, from http://www.nationalacademies.org/.
  2. “15 Highest Paying Nursing Careers,” Nurse.org. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from http://nurse.org/.