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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN To BSN) Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Automatic minimum 39 credits for RN licensure, up to 50% can be transferred
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018

Fast Track Your Career Advancement through Our RN to BSN to MSN: Accelerated Program

If you are a registered nurse and looking to take your nursing career to the next level, you should consider pursuing our 100% online RN to BSN to MSN degree program. With this accelerated degree program, you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees from a fully accredited university who focuses on quality education. We know that you have a great deal of training and knowledge working as an RN, so we have given you the opportunity to transfer in up to 75 hours of previous college credit as well as apply for credit through our Experience Plus program.

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Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Nursing for RNs – M.S. in Nursing Online Program?

With an RN license, you will receive a minimum total of 39 credits of transfer credit to help you complete our accelerated RN to MSN track. This nursing degree program is offered 100% online, which means you can obtain your bachelors and master’s degree in nursing on your schedule, from wherever you live. You can focus on your current career as an RN while working towards obtaining your BSN and MSN degrees. With our accommodating program format, you do not have to put your current life on hold to prepare for future career growth.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online RN to BSN to MSN Degree Program?

You will receive a well-rounded education from professors and staff who have worked in various specialties of nursing. Our nursing courses will provide you with the foundational knowledge and training you need to prepare you for situations you will face on the job so that you are confident in your abilities to make informed decisions. As you take the training you have as an RN, and implement it into a bachelor’s and master’s degree, you will obtain the clinical and administrative skills you need to succeed.

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You have the opportunity during your pursuit of this BSN to MSN degree to come to Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Virginia and attend NURS 210, NURS 325, and NURS 492. These courses are offered in an intensive format during the fall and spring semesters.


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Accreditations and Awards

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online RN to BSN to MSN accelerated degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.

  • With an RN license, you will receive a minimum of 39 credits of transfers with no challenge tests so that you can finish your degree faster!
  • Our online nursing program is CCNE accredited.
  • You will have networking opportunities with other RNs in the program from around the country.

Similar Online Degree Programs

For a non-accelerated format, you may be interested in our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) or Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree programs.

CCNE Accreditation for the BSN Degree

The RN to BSN to MSN accelerated program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

CCNE Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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 Degree) 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.

RN to BSN to MSN Degree Information

  • This program falls under the School of Nursing.
  • View the Course Guides page for information on specific classes.

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Additional Information for our RN to BSN to MSN: Accelerated Degree Program

  • 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.
  • For students who would like an on-campus experience, the following courses are offered in an optional intensive format during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about these intensives, please contact
    • 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 the first nursing course in this program, Advanced Nursing Communication. There is a fee of $39.95 (additional charges may apply) associated with this requirement
  • Military students seeking admission to the new RN to BSN to MSN dual degree program are not eligible to use Tuition Assistance benefits at this time; however, they are welcomed to pursue our Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing individually, or use alternative funding.
  • For more information about these intensives, please contact

Specializations for the RN to BSN to MSN Program

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs – Master of Science in Nursing must select a cognate. 

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