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Start your Transition from RN to BSN Online

Nurses play many important roles in the healthcare industry and are at the forefront of this constantly changing field. Nursing is the nation's largest healthcare profession already, though the demand for qualified nurses only continues to grow.1 Between 2014 and 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nursing career opportunities will grow by as much as 16 percent.2 If you’re ready to take the next step in your career as a healthcare professional, complete your undergraduate degree with Auburn University's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program.

In recent years, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recommended that the number of nurses with bachelor's degrees increase to 80 percent by 2020.3 The IOM believes that the nursing workforce must transition into a broader set of competencies, particularly in the fields of public health, research, systems improvement, health policy and leadership. In order to gain a competitive edge entering the workforce, it will become necessary for incoming nurses to achieve a higher level of education to meet the minimum requirements of many healthcare professions.

Auburn offers the flexibility of 100 percent online degree programs, making it easier than ever to pursue your professional goals. The online RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree who are seeking to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program allows you to expand the breadth of future career opportunities that may not be available with an RN license alone.

Whether you're looking to complete your credentials or advance in your current healthcare setting, our RN to BSN program can give you the tools you need to move ahead through the convenience of an online program.

Program Details

  • Top 50 Public School by U.S. News & World Report4
  • Top 50 in Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger5
  • 6 courses or 31 credit hours (33 escrow credit hours)
  • 3 terms per year: fall, spring and summer
  • Esteemed faculty members renowned in their fields
  • Conduct your coursework anytime, anywhere, through our 100% online platform
  • Complete in as little as 1 year


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Learn about the course sequence and the course descriptions for the online RN to BSN program.
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