Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

Admission Requirements Program Format Degree Requirements Potential Careers

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
School of Nursing

Liberty University’s, CCNE accredited, Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse equips you with the critical thinking and leadership skills to advance their careers in all areas of nursing including medical missions and administration. You will have valuable opportunities to connect with other nursing students through the online nursing program from a variety of specialty backgrounds throughout the nation and world. The majority of the students complete the RN-BSN program in about two years.

You also will develop skills relevant in:

  • Pharmacology and medical terminology.

  • Healthcare coding, classification and enterprise systems.

  • Leadership and management in nursing.

You might also be interested in exploring our RN-BSN Cohort, which offers an alternative options for students that desire a blended or hybrid format.

Program Format

  • 100% Online*
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty
  • 49% of major required through Liberty
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.

*Four courses are required residentially, but can be transferred in.

Degree Information and Requirments

Additional Information

  • Credit is given for RN licensure, and no challenge tests are required.
  • Students should seek programs of study approved by their state. For more information visit our State Approval Disclosure notifications page for Liberty University Nursing Programs.
  • On-campus intensives are offered during fall and spring semesters for:
    • NURS 210 - Health Assessment
    • NURS 325 - Nursing Concepts
    • NURS 492 - Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice. 
  • A background check and RN Licensure verification will be completed while enrolled in Advanced Nursing Communication, the required first nursing course. 
    • There is a fee of $39.95 (additional charges may apply) associated with this requirement.

Liberty University is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The School of Nursing's B.S.N. Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.

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Potential Career Fields

  • Community Agencies
  • Education
  • Government Service
  • Independent Practice
  • International Health
  • Long-Term Care Agencies
  • Nursing Research
  • Staff Nursing