Quinnipiac’s online RN to BSN program prepares the current and next generation of nursing professionals to provide the highest levels of health care for all patient populations, and lead impactful, positive change at the point of care in any clinical environment.


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.

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 168
Quinnipiac Advanced Core Courses as needed20
Quinnipiac Required Nursing Courses
Elective(s) as needed3
NUR 380Health Promotion and Wellness3
NUR 382Nursing Science and Information Literacy3
NUR 410Integrative Health and Healing3
NUR 475Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fieldwork Experience1
NUR 477Community and Public Health Nursing Fieldwork Experience1
NUR 478Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice2
NUR 479Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Fieldwork Experience1
NUR 480Interprofessional Practice and Quality Improvement3
NUR 484Community and Public Health Nursing3
NUR 486Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice3
NUR 492Special Topics in Health Care2
NUR 540Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional3
NUR 544Introduction to Informatics3

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.

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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.