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 15 to 18 months. U.S. News and World Report ranks ASU in its top tier of U.S. universities.

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


Nursing@SimmonsNursing 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.


Featured Online RN to BSN Programs

100% online RN to BSN program that you can complete in as little as 15 to 18 months. U.S. News and World Report ranks ASU in its top tier of U.S. universities.

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