Top 4 Online RN to BSN Programs

School Level Program Admissions
University of West Florida CCNE Accredited RN to BSN Website
University of Texas Permian Basin CCNE Accredited Online RN to BSN Website
Campbellsville University ACEN Accredited RN to BSN Website
Sacred Heart University CCNE Accredited RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Website
Alvernia University CCNE Accredited RN to BSN Website
King University Accredited BS in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) Website
Utica University CCNE Accredited RN to Bachelor of Science Website

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Top 5 Nursing Programs

This will hopefully become an ongoing and revolving Top 5 list of the best Online RN to BSN Programs.  As more schools are added to our database, a newly discovered program may make it into our Top 5 list.

For a nursing program to make it into our Top 5 list it must meet the following criteria:

  1. It must be offered entirely online.  This makes sense if the program is going to be on a Top 5 Online Program list.
  2. It must be affordable.  This is based solely against other programs.  A school doesn’t have to be cheapest, but it probably isn’t a good idea to be the most expensive either.
  3. Relatively short completion time.  If you are already a nurse, you don’t want to spend another million years in school getting your BSN.  So to make our list the program can’t take longer than 2 years. 
  4. It must be CCNE accredited.  If your program isn’t nationally accredited, then why are you going there?  Your school needs accreditation.
  5. It must be a flexible program.  An online program should be a program that is adaptable to your life.  We like programs that don’t lock you into a cohort, but allow you to go part-time or start and stop as life dictates.

The Top 5 Online RN to BSN Programs

#1 – Western Governors University

Western Governors University RN to BSNWestern Governors University is outstanding.  It meets all of our criteria and easily ranks #1 on our list.  Read more about WGU

#2 – University of Texas – Arlington

University of Texas Arlington RN to BSNUniversity of Texas – Arlington is another outstanding choice.  They offer a very flexible program with a solid price.

#3 – Linfield College

Linfield College RN to BSNLinfield College is a small private school in Oregon, but they offer an excellent RN to BSN option at a great value.  Definitely worth a look.

#4 – Grand Canyon University

GCU RN to BSNGrand Canyon University has been advertising like crazy lately, but they actually have a great program.  All the hype is worth a review and a consideration.

Honorable Mentions

These two programs didn’t make the list because they are not offered nationwide.  But if you live in their areas, then they definitely deserve a closer look.

Oregon Health & Science University

Ohio University