Many colleges and universities offer online RN to BSN programs that do not require you to live in that state.  For most of these BSN completion programs, there is not a separate tuition structure for in-state or out-of-state tuition.  Everybody pays the same price.

This page gives a quick summary of some of the most pertinent information that students look for in choosing a RN to BSN program including cost, completion time, and start dates.  If you want to know more about a specific online RN to BSN program, simply click on the school’s name and you will get a more detailed look at what that school’s online RN to BSN has to offer.


Featured Online RN to BSN Programs

100% online RN to BSN program that you can complete in as little as 13 months. CCNE Accredited RN to BSN program.

100% online RN to BSN program that you can complete in as little as 12 months. CCNE Accredited RN to BSN program.

100% online RN to BSN program that is CCNE Accredited.

100% online RN to BSN program that you can complete in as little as 12 months. CCNE Accredited RN to BSN program.

Online BSN - Nursing program is an eight-week course format, majority of the students complete the RN-BSN program in about two years.


Top Online RN to BSN Programs

RN to BSN programs are listed in alphabetical order by school name.


Breckinridge School of NursingBreckinridge School of Nursing RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $35,784 +
Time to Completion: 18 months +
Start Date(s): Several start dates throughout the year


Capella UniversityCapella University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $20,000 – $25,000
Time to Completion: 10 weeks per course, depends on number of courses taken
Start Date(s): Oct. 2013


Chamberlain College of NursingChamberlain College of Nursing RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $29,890
Time to Completion: Approximately 12 months
Start Date(s): Fall


Drexel UniversityDrexel University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $23,346 to $27,952
Time to Completion: Approximately 6 terms
Start Date(s): 4 throughout the year


Grand Canyon UniversityGCU RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $17,290 or more
Time to Completion: 2.5 years
Start Date(s): Every month


Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost:  $24,000+
Time to Completion: Approximately 2 years or less
Start Date(s): 6 start dates throughout the year


Kaplan UniversityKaplan University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $20,227 to $43,447
Time to Completion: 18 months
Start Date(s): Approximately 1 start date every month


Linfield CollegeLinfield College RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $14,000
Time to Completion: 12-18 months
Start Date(s): Each Fall


[email protected]Nursing at Simmons

Est. Total Cost: $40,056
Time to Completion: 15-18 months, if Full-time
Start Date(s): 3 per year


Ohio UniversityOhio University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $7,548 Ohio Residents, $7,641 non-residents
Time to Completion: 12-18 months
Start Date(s): 8 times a year. 3 in Spring, 3 in Fall, 2 in Summer


Oregon Health & Science UniversityOregon Health & Science University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $16,578
Time to Completion: 1-2 years depending on full-time or part-time
Start Date(s): Each Fall and Spring


Sacred Heart UniversitySacred Heart University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $28,890
Time to Completion: 12 months
Start Date(s): 6 throughout the year


Saint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegeSaint Mary of the Woods College RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $24,100
Time to Completion: 24 months
Start Date(s): 5 start dates throughout the year


University of PhoenixUniversity of Phoenix RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $33,800-$62,440
Time to Completion: Avg. 50 months
Start Date(s): ?


University of Texas – ArlingtonUniversity of Texas Arlington RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $8,995
Time to Completion: 13 months
Start Date(s): Several throughout the year


Western Governors UniversityWestern Governors University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $10,642
Time to Completion: Approximately 18 months, but possible in 6 months
Start Date(s): The first of every month


Villanova UniversityVillanova University RN to BSN

Est. Total Cost: $34,260
Time to Completion: Approximately 2 years
Start Date(s): Fall


Why Get an Online RN to BSN?

You have made the big decision to go back to school and get your BSN.  You have started to dive in and seriously consider some schools, but you keep running into some vocabulary that is just a bit unfamiliar.  Perhaps for you, as with many nurses, when you went to school there was only one option; sit in class with everybody else.  Now, however, you can still do that, but there are also distance learning options and even hybrid options.  Not to fear!  These terms are relatively easy to explain and with a bit of understanding they may just make your life a bit easier.

First of all distance learning or distance education is described by our good friends at Wikipedia as “a mode of delivering education and instruction, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom”.  So what that means for you is you get to take all kinds of nursing classes without ever having to actually go to a classroom.  The entire class will be presented, taught, discussed, and graded online.  If you have a laptop, this means that you can do your homework, chat with the teacher, or interact with classmates anywhere you can find a wireless internet connection.  This option may not be for everyone, but for many is offers the flexibility to attend school without sacrificing their current career.

So now you know what is meant when a school says that it offers online only classes or has a distance learning option, and you already knew what is meant by a traditional classroom option.  Now smash those two ideas together and you get the hybrid option.  This type of program attempts to offer the flexibility and versatility of the online option, but also requires you to physically come to campus and sit in a classroom once in a while.  This may mean attending class once a week, one a month, or only once a term.  Generally, most of the content is delivered online and only a small portion is done in class.

All Online RN to BSN Programs

Online RN to BSN Program Name Tuition and Online Learning Environment

University of Texas Arlington


Online RN to BSN 100% online RN to BSN program that you can complete in as little as 13 months. CCNE Accredited RN to BSN program.

University of South Carolina


Online RN to BSN CCNE accredited RN to BSN. Accelerated courses with degree completion in as few as 12 months.

Adventist University

FL | Online
RN to BSN Distance Education Program Estimated tuition cost is $395* per credit hour, along with several other fees. Uses the Canvas software for online discussion forums, e-mail, student presentations, online testing, posting of assignments and lectures, grading, etc.

American Sentinel University

CO | Online
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN) 
CCNE accredited

Arizona State University

AZ | Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Online learning environment and experience includes interaction with faculty, access to collections from ASU's award–winning libraries, an alumni network.

Arkansas State University

AR | Online
RN to BSN
ACEN accredited
Estimated tuition is $216 per credit hour, with approximately 42 credit hours required for the degree (total of 121 undergrad credit hours is required).

Ashland University


OH | Online
Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tuition Info: Approximate tuition is $350 per credit hour.

Ball State University


Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: For in-state residents, tuition is $290 per credit hour for under 11 credit hours, and a flate rate of $3,771 for 12-18 credit hours. For non-residents of Indiana, it is $483 per credit hour for 1-11 credits, and for 12-18 credits it is a flat rate of $3,771 PLUS $193 per credit hour.

Bethel University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: BS in Nursing program is $500 per credit hour.

Boise State University


ID | Online
RN-BS/Distance Option Program
ACEN accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated total cost for the online RN-BS is $12,160.
Online courses at Boise State require a computer capable of running any certified or compatible operating system and web browser listed by Blackboard .

Brandman Univesity


Online
Online RN to BSN

Caldwell University


NJ | Online
Online R.N. to B.S.N.

Requires completion of around 33 credits.

Capella University


Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Average tuition is $22,902.

Chamberlain College of Nursing


FL | Online
RN to BSN Online Option
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition for nursing courses is $14,160, with additional $590/credit hour costs for Liberal Arts courses, effective July 2015.
Minimum requirements for graduation are 129 credit hours, with 60 hours in liberal arts and 69 credits within nursing.

Chatham University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Tuition is $782 for the RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.

Cleveland State University


OH | Online
Online RN to BSN Program
Tuition Info: Estimated costs are $240 per credit hour in-state and $243 per credit hour for out of state students.

College of St. Scholastica


MN | Online
RN to Baccalaureate Degree Completion Online Program
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition is less than $15,000/full program.
Online learning environment peer collaboration and assignments completed as the student's individual schedule permits.

Colorado Christian University - Online


CO | Online
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) - Online
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition cost is $415 per credit hour, with other fees.
Online learning through Blackboard, combining text-based materials with rich media such as videos.

Colorado Mesa University


CO | Online
RN to BSN Online
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated price of the program is $12,491.60 for in-state, and $15,491.60 for out-of-state students.

Columbus State University


GA | Online
Online RN to BSN Program
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Approximate tuition fees are $8,120, plus other fees.
Ranked in the top 150 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs by US News & World Report.

Drexel University Online


PA | Online
Online RN to BSN program
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition costs for 2015-2016 is $637 per credit hour for new online students.

Eastern Kentucky University


Online
RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: $425 per credit hour for tuition costs for the 2015-2016 school year.
Options for 2 paths: 1 year path and traditional, 2+ year path.

Eastern Michigan Universty


MI | Online
RN to BSN degree completion program
Tuition Info: Program cost is $9,840.

Florida International University


Online
RN to BSN program
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Tuition for Florida residents is $215.94 per credit hour and $333 per credit hour for non-Florida residents.

Fort Hays State University


KS | Online
Online RN-to-BSN Program
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition for Fall 2015- Summer 2016 is $194.14 per credit hour.
All nursing coursework requires that you use Microsoft Office software and FHSU partners with a partner to sell software at discounted prices.

Galen College of Nursing


KY | Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Estimated standard costs for tuition is $395 per credit hour, and $375 per credit hour for alumni, military, and clinical partner employees, with additional technology and application fees.
There is one practicum that will require on-ground clinical work to complete your degree, but you can be set up for this coursework in the community where you live.

George Mason University


Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Cost is $448 per credit hour for Virginia students and $1,308.25 per credit hour for out of state students.

Grantham University


KS | Online
RN to BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor’s)

Indiana University - Purdue University Columbus


IN | Online
Online RN to BSN Degree Completion

Indiana University South Bend


IN | Online
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program

Flexible paths of study allow you to complete nursing courses in 12 months of full-time study or 18–24 months of part-time study.

Indiana Wesleyan University - Online


IN | Online
B.S. in Nursing Post-licensure (RNBSN)
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition for online is $434 / credit hour with 39 total credits.

Jacksonville University School of Nursing


Online
Online RN to BSN degree
Tuition Info: RN to BSN program is $460 per credit hour / $1,380 for a 3-credit course / $24,840 for the total program price of 54 credits.

Kent State University


Online
RN to BSN program
CCNE accredited

Lamar University


TX | Online
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online
Tuition Info: Tuition costs are $268 per credit hour for 30 credit hours.

LaSalle University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited

Liberty University Online


VA | Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition is $375 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment).

Louisiana State University of Alexandria


LA | Online
RN to BSN Online Program
Tuition Info: Total tuition costs are around $8,750 for 39 credit hours of coursework.
Can complete program in as little as 14 months.

Medical University of South Carolina


Online
Online RN to BSN

Mississippi College


MS | Online
Online RN-to-BSN Track

New England Institute of Technology


RI | Online
RN to BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ACEN accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition is $230 per credit hour with other additional administrative, technology, and textbook fees.
Online classes are built to be fun, relevant, and engaging, with real-life communication and examples.

New Mexico State University


NM | Online
RN-BSN Completion Program
CCNE accredited

Uses Instructure Canvas for their learning management system.

Northeastern University


MA | Online
Online RN-to-BSN program

Can be part-time or full-time with completion expected within 2 years (six semesters).

Northwestern Oklahoma State University


OK | Online
Online RN-to-BSN Program
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition costs range from $251.75 per credit hour for Oklahoma residents to $466.75 per credit hour for non-residents for Undergraduate degrees.
Uses Blackboard.

Notre Dame College Online


Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Tuition is $295 per credit hour.

Ohio State University


Online
RN to BSN program
ACEN accredited

Ohio University


OH | Online
RN to BSN online
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Approximate tuition is $240/credit hour for Ohio residents and $243/credit hour for non-Ohio residents.

Oklahoma Christian University


OK | Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited

Old Dominion University


Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: For in state Virginia residents, tuition costs are $316/credit hour, and $345/credit hour for non-VA residents.

Purdue University Calumet


IN | Online
RN to BSN Online Nursing Program
Tuition Info: Tuition fees are about $11,730 for 34 credit hours.

Saint Louis University


MO | Online
B.S. in Nursing - RN to BSN Online

Expect to take around 65 credit hours for the nursing major.

Sinclair School of Nursing-University of Missiouri


Online


RN to BSN online option program is 120 credit hours, with length of program dependent on prerequisite courses completed.

South Dakota State University


Online
RN to BSN
CCNE accredited

South University Online


FL | Online
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
CCNE accredited

Southern New Hampshire University


NH | Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Estimated cost is $320 per credit hour.
Multiple perks of online learning including free online tutoring services, academic advising, online access to the Shapiro Library's collection of books and journals, and an online bookstore.

St. Catherine University


MN | Online
RN to BSN Degree Completion
CCNE & ACEN accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition for 2015-16 academic year is $548 per credit hour.

Stratford University


VA | Online
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program

SUNY-Delhi School of Nursing


Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Cost per credit hour is the same for in-state and out-of-state residents at $270 per credit hour, with additional technology and other fees per credit hour.

Tennesse Wesleyan College


TN | Online
Online RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Online RN to BSN program is $325 per credit hour.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Tuition for the RN-BSN track is $15,821 for Texas residents and $22,061 for non-residents.
Length of the RN-BSN program is 30 semester credit hours, or 2-3 semesters.

The University of Texas at El Paso


TX | Online
RN to BSN Online
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition fees are $9,000 for about 30 credit hours.

University of Arkansas


AR | Online
Online RN to BSN Program
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition costs are just under $277 per credit hour, plus other fees for data, library use, etc.
100 percent online and asynchronous, 29 credit hour program.

University of Central Florida


Online
RN to BSN program
Tuition Info: In state tuition for 2015-2016 is $212.28 per credit hour, and out of state tuition is $748.89 per credit hour.

University of Cincinnati


OH | Online
RN to BSN Online
Tuition Info: Approximate costs vary depending on if the student is part-time, full-time, living within Ohio, or outside of Ohio. Ranges from $488 per credit hour for Ohio -based part time students, up to $503 per credit hour (non-resident, part time).

University of Illinois-Chicago School of Nursing


Online
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program

University of Louisiana Lafayette


LA | Online
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Online Program
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition of $316.66 per credit hour with 30 credit hours required.
Can complete in as few as 12 months.

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth


MA | Online
RN-BSN Program (online)
ACEN accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated online undergraduate tuition for online students is $939 per 3-credit course ($313 per credit hour).

University of Memphis


TN | Online
RN to BSN Online
CCNE accredited

University of Michigan-Flint


Online
RN to BSN degree
Tuition Info: Undergraduate RN-BSN tuition is $401.75/credit hour for Michigan students and $441/credit hour for out-of-state students.

University of North Florida


FL | Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Tuition fees range from $7,695 for Partners to $8,550 for non-partners for a 30 credit hour program.

University of Saint Mary


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited

University of South Alabama


Online
RN-BSN

University of South Carolina


SC | Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition cost is $371 per credit hour with some additional fees.

University of South Dakota


SD | Online
Online RN to BSN Degree Completion
Tuition Info: Undergraduate tuition is $325.25 per credit hour for 2015-2016.
Total required credit hours are 120 credits, which includes general education courses.

University of Southern Indiana


Online
RN to BSN program
CCNE accredited

University of Texas Arlington


TX | Online
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition costs are $8,995, for a 9 month program at 35 credit hours.

University of West Florida


FL | Online
RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated program cost is $9,028 / $282.13/credit hour

University of Wisconsin Green Bay


WI | Online
RN to BSN Program
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Tuition fees are approximately $415/credit hour.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Online
Online RN to BSN

University of Wyoming


WY | Online
RN/BSN Completion

Online RN/BSN Completion Program with no on-campus time required

Upper Iowa University


Online
Online RN to BSN

Utica College


NY | Online
Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Villanova College of Nursing


Online
RN to BSN online program
Tuition Info: Online RN to BSN program is $593 per credit hour.

Washington State University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited

Western Carolina University


Online
RN to BSN
Tuition Info: Approximate total costs for in-state students is $5,500, and for out of state residents is $17,000.

Western Illinois University


Online
RN to BSN

Western Kentucky University


Online
Online RN to BSN

Wilmington University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited
Tuition Info: Estimated tuition is $346 for undergraduate online programs.

Wright State University


Online
Online RN to BSN
CCNE accredited