Advance your nursing career, and prepare for leadership roles
Our online RN to BSN program develops an advanced set of versatile skills and leadership capabilities meant to build on your current experience as a nursing professional. The program is completed entirely online in a flexible format meant to accommodate the unpredictable schedule that comes with being a practicing nurse.
Our program is meant to develop leaders at the point of care, and emphasizes the practical skills needed to elevate the quality of patient care in any setting. The curriculum explores a number of contemporary issues in nursing, as well as how to leverage research and evidence-based practice to care for a diverse, aging population. Each course is led by the same experienced faculty members who teach on campus for the School of Nursing.
Students entering the program are able to transfer up to 88 credits and have the opportunity to complete the program at an accelerated pace. Additionally, those interested in continuing on to master’s level studies may complete an RN to MSN in Operational Leadership pathway that allows them to complete both the BSN and MSN in as little as two years.
In their Words
“QU has put together a virtual classroom where we not only learn from our teachers, but from each other as well. Being able to share our experiences and offer encouragement to one another has been the best experience thus far. The program also has taught me the value of continuing my education. Thanks to my solid nursing foundation, I have been able to start my second nursing job in my specialty of choice.”Shana W., BSN ‘16RN to BSN
About Online Learning
Flexible scheduling meets world-class education
Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.
Curriculum and Requirements
RN to BSN Completion Program (online)
Nursing Major Requirements
Students take 32 required credits for the nursing major: nursing courses (29 credits), and an open elective (3 credits). All nursing courses are offered online. Fieldwork is a required component of several courses to successfully complete this program of study.
Graduation Requirement: 120 credits
|Transfer Credit from Associate’s Degree 1||68|
|Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses as needed||20|
|Quinnipiac Required Nursing Courses|
|Elective(s) as needed||3|
|NUR 380||Health Promotion and Wellness||3|
|NUR 382||Nursing Science and Information Literacy||3|
|NUR 410||Integrative Health and Healing||3|
|NUR 475||Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fieldwork Experience||1|
|NUR 477||Community and Public Health Nursing Fieldwork Experience||1|
|NUR 478||Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||2|
|NUR 479||Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Fieldwork Experience||1|
|NUR 480||Interprofessional Practice and Quality Improvement||3|
|NUR 484||Community and Public Health Nursing||3|
|NUR 486||Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 492||Special Topics in Health Care||2|
|NUR 540||Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional||3|
|NUR 544||Introduction to Informatics||3|
The nursing curriculum is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines.
Note: if less than 88 credits are awarded, then Advanced Core courses and/or electives are required.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The bachelor of science in nursing program, the master of science in nursing program, and the doctor of nursing practice program at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree completion program allows students to transfer in a maximum of 88 credits from a regionally accredited institution.
Successful applicants will have earned an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing from a regionally accredited program and will have a registered nurse (RN) license in good standing. The desired candidate will have obtained a GPA of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired.
An application consists of the following:
- Completed application form
- $45 application fee
- Updated resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of an active registered nurse (RN) license (for new graduates, prior to the end of the first semester of classes)
- Two letters of recommendation (one from a current supervisor or professor)
- Completed background check
Applications are evaluated once all materials are received by Quinnipiac. Acceptance is offered to qualified applicants in the next available start term. Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission.
Background Check Directions
Visit the Application Station website
- Enter QUINCBCOTONLINE in the Application Station Code field.
- Click the ”Sign Up Now‘ button to create an account.
- Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.
The background check includes:
- Social Security number validation/verification
- Criminal record searches (statewide, county and federal searches)
- National criminal database search
- Sex offender registry search
- Sanctions-based search
Drug Screen Directions
Visit the ApplicationStation website
- Enter QUIN14DRUGNURSEONLINE in the Application Station Code field.
- Click the ”Sign Up Now“ button to create an account.
- Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.