Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses

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Graduates of the online R.N. to B.S.N. Nursing program through Liberty University are equipped with the critical thinking and leadership skills to advance their careers in all areas of nursing including medical missions and administration.

Many of our graduates have seen improved job opportunities such as nursing leadership and management. Graduates of this program often pursue graduate nursing education.

The convenience and flexibility of the eight-week course format provides registered nurses with the option to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse while maintaining their current nursing positions wherever they live. The RN-BSN Cohort is an alternate option for students desiring a blended, or hybrid, format. 

Students benefit from having ready access to highly qualified and accomplished nursing faculty who provide ongoing support throughout the program and a quality Christ-centered education.

Students 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.

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To develop and advance your career in nursing, contact an Admissions Counselor today by calling (800) 424-9595.

Degree Specific Information

Intensive Opportunities

On-campus intensives are offered during fall and spring semesters for NURS 210-Health Assessment, NURS 325-Nursing Concepts, and NURS 492-Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice. For more information about the intensives, please contact

RN Licensure and Background Check

A background check and RN Licensure verification will be completed while enrolled in the required first nursing course, Advanced Nursing Communication. There is a fee of $39.95 (additional charges may apply) associated with this requirement.

Liberty University State Approval Disclosure

Students should seek programs of study approved by their state. For more information, please see the State Approval Disclosure notifications for Liberty University Nursing Programs.


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.

Criteria for Admission

  • RN licensure in state-of-residence, must be current and active RN licensure.
  • Graduate of an NLN accredited nursing program leading to an associate degree or hospital diploma.
  • Technology questionnaire.

Quick Facts

Credit Hours

  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty
  • 49% (30 hours) of major must be taken through Liberty
  • 30 hours of upper-level course are a required part of the 120 total hours

Credit for Life Experience

  • Credit is given for RN licensure, and no challenge tests are required.

Potential Career Fields

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

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