RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The UMSL College of Nursing recognizes registered nurses as busy adult learners who are licensed professionals, often with years of experience. The RN to BSN program offers registered nurses the opportunity to continue their education through flexible and convenient programs. General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component including studies beyond the sciences, so students are prepared for advancement in the nursing profession. Nursing studies explore concepts of health assessment, family health, community health, research, leadership, and health promotion with community-based, independent clinical activities.

Program Overview

The RN to BSN curriculum requires 27-28 credit hours designed to be completed in six consecutive semesters; it takes two years to complete.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission, and must be earned in all courses used for the BSN.

Admission is limited to applicants with evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse with eligibility for licensure in Missouri.

RN to BSN students are required to complete a standardized assessment exam during the final program evaluation.

Program Details

Program details can be found in the Bulletin.

Sample Degree Plan

College of Nursing

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Program Costs

RN to BSN Nursing Online Tuition $335.50 per credit hour

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.


Nursing Office of Student Services

Ms. Christina Vanatta, Program Advisor