Enhance Healthcare

Online RN to BSN Degree

Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest-growing professions — and the backbone of today’s ever-changing healthcare system.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of new employment opportunities for BSN-prepared nurses is projected to jump 15% by 2026 — the largest increase of any occupation in the U.S.

With your RN to BSN online degree from Benedictine University, you’re poised to meet the demands of this field and advance your nursing career.

Why a BSN?

As a BSN-prepared RN, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that you could earn up to $30,000 more per year.

According to the Institute of Medicine and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a nursing workforce with a higher percentage of BSN-prepared nurses creates enhanced patient outcomes.

For that reason, more employers now either require or prefer a candidate with a BSN, and by 2020, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of nurses have their bachelor’s degree.

With your BSN, you will be able to pursue many new employment opportunities, including case management, quality improvement, supervision, informatics, occupational health or public health, and you will be ready to advance your education even further with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Get a Closer Look at Benedictine

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Quick, Convenient, Affordable

Complete your BSN in as little as 12 months*. 100% online. For only $415 per credit hour.

Earn a high-quality education that’s designed to fit the busy schedule of a working RN. You can complete the RN to BSN online program in as little as 12 months for $415 per credit hour. In addition, the program is even more cost-effective, because you can complete coursework whenever and wherever works for you, avoiding commuting costs.

Plus, it is possible to complete both your BSN and MSN in approximately 36 months. Success in the RN to BSN program may allow you to waive up to six credits in our Master of Science in Nursing, saving you even more time and money.

Contact Benedictine University at (866) 295-3104 if you have any questions.

Instructors Who Understand

As you earn your BSN online, you will work with supportive instructor-mentors who understand the life of a busy nurse and will lead you to the next step in your nursing career. Like you, these instructors earned their degrees while balancing a full-time nursing job with personal life needs and family commitments.

They’re current in the field, they teach in their areas of specialty, and they’ll share their nursing experiences and diverse insights with you, with virtual office hours for additional support.

Real-World Coursework

Our curriculum challenges you with coursework that applies your learning to real-world situations. You will complete assignments that are relevant to the life of a working nurse, with knowledge you can immediately put to use in your current position as an RN.

Plus, our program’s flexible clinical component complements coursework and exposes nurses to new experiences and roles.

Learn more about the curriculum on our Course Descriptions page.

Benedictine Hallmarks

Benedictine University’s RN to BSN curriculum integrates the Benedictine Hallmarks into coursework.

These hallmarks come to life in each course through class discussions, assignments, activities or personal reflection, and provide you with a solid foundation from which to lead and provide world-class patient care.

Learn more about our Benedictine Hallmarks at our Center for Mission and Identity.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Benedictine University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Program Outcomes

After completing Benedictine University’s RN to BSN online program, you will be able to:

  • Integrate theories and concepts from the arts and humanities and the natural and social sciences in professional practice.  
  • Incorporate critical thinking, decision making, and clinical reasoning skills in providing quality care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Translate research findings to foster delivery of evidence-based nursing practice.  
  • Utilize information and/or technology to deliver quality patient care in a variety of settings.  
  • Use leadership skills and knowledge of the healthcare, financial, and regulatory systems to advance high quality, safe professional practice.
  • Demonstrate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration to provide quality, person-centered care.
  • Examine principles of prevention and health promotion to improve equitable health outcomes for individuals, families, groups, and communities.  
  • Integrate Benedictine and professional values into one’s professional practice.
  • Cultivate a professional nursing identity that embraces the values of the profession including advancement as a leader and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate evolving competence in professional role within a dynamic, diverse, global society.

Why Choose Benedictine’s RN to BSN?

Through our RN to BSN program, you won’t just meet the needs of the growing healthcare field. You will build on your current knowledge and experiences, using real-life situations and application of evidence-based practice.

Whether you have been working as a nurse for years or you’re just entering the field, our program enhances the personal and professional development of the practicing nurse

Interested in becoming a nurse educator or nurse executive leader? Once you earn your BSN from Benedictine University, you may be able to start our Master of Science in Nursing program and waive two foundation-level courses in that program: NRHL 5501 Health Promotion and Professional Collaboration and NRHL 5505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy.

This is a savings of one full semester of time (4 months) and 6 credits of tuition on your way to an MSN. Note that waiver criteria must be met and confirmed upon advisement.

In addition to the online program, Benedictine also offers the RN to BSN program at several community college sites in the Chicago area.

Learn more about our online RN to BSN by calling (866) 295-3104 or request more information using the form on this page.

*With continuous, full-time enrollment.