Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Online)

RN-to-BSN-Online

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Our RN to BSN is the Leader in Online Nursing Programs

Liberty University’s RN to BSN is one of the leading online nursing programs providing licensed, practicing registered nurses the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100% online. The program curriculum builds on your knowledge and experience to grow critical thinking, leadership and clinical skills. Whether you are seeking to grow in your current role or explore other areas within the nursing field, our program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and training you need.


Why Liberty’s BSN Degree?

Our BSN Degree is an industry leader in online nursing programs taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience in clinical and leadership settings.  Our RN to BSN online is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a campus. 

Other highlights of the RN to BSN program include:

  • Earning your BSN Degree from a non-profit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility sets you apart from others.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • CCNE accredited.
  • Able to complete the BSN degree in about two years.
  • Networking opportunities with other RNs in the program from around the country.

A new accelerated program has been created by Liberty University that allows the Registered Nurse to complete their Bachelor's Degree (BSN) and Master's Degree (MSN) from our online nursing programs in as little as 3.5 years. For more information please visit our RN to BSN to MSN page.

What are the Benefits of the RN to BSN Online?

  • Increased job opportunities
  • Meet employer requirements for BSN degree
  • Improved patient outcomes through enhanced nursing knowledge
  • Opportunities for increased pay in healthcare systems

What You Will Learn in the RN to BSN Online Program

Our students' career goals vary, and that is why our online nursing programs are such a great fit.  Our faculty have practiced in Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Med-Surg, Nurse Practitioners, Oncology, Research, and just about every specialty the field of nursing touches in a clinical and administrative setting.  You will learn from their vast years of experience, combined with your knowledge, to grow in practice and leadership. 

Featured Courses


 RN to BSN Online 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.

BSN Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with Your BSN Degree

  • Community Agencies
  • Education
  • Government Service
  • Independent Practice


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS*), careers in nursing are expected to grow significantly faster than the average of all professions through at least 2026. BLS reports that registered nurses with a BSN degree will generally have better career prospects than nurses without a BSN degree. Registered nurses seeking advancement in their careers should consider completing our RN to BSN program since a BSN degree is required for most promotions in the nursing profession.


RN to BSN Online - 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, which includes information for Liberty University's Online Nursing Programs.
  • For students who would like an on-campus experience, the following courses are also offered in an optional, intensive format during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about these intensives, please contact rnbsn@liberty.edu.
    • NURS 210 - Health Assessment
    • NURS 325 - Nursing Concepts
    • NURS 492 - Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice. 
  • You might also be interested in exploring our RN to BSN Cohort, which offers an alternative options for students that desire a blended or hybrid format.
  • 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.

Certification/Accreditation

Liberty University is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Online Nursing Program (RN to BSN) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. 

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University. 

The School of Nursing program at Liberty University is accredited by 
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Cir. NW, Ste. 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791


*Bureau of Labor Statistics