Liberty University RN To BSN
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Years (Avg.)
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100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
39+ credits for RN licensure; transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Accreditation
CCNE

The Liberty University RN to BSN Degree is a Leader in Online Nursing Programs

CCNE Accredited

Like you, Liberty University is dedicated to pursuing excellence in everything we do. That’s why our RN to BSN degree is one of the leading online nursing programs providing licensed, practicing registered nurses the opportunity to finish their education 100% online. Our online RN to BSN degree’s curriculum builds on your knowledge and experience to help you grow in critical thinking, leadership, and clinical skills.

Whether you are seeking to advance in your current role or explore other areas like community health nursing, our online nursing program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and training you need to excel. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Industry Needs

  • An estimate of nearly 3.4 million RN positions will be available in the United States by 2026, a 15% increase since 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).*
  • According to studies and data provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree are connected with lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors, and more positive outcomes.**
  • The AACN has officially recognized a BSN as the minimum education requirement for professional nursing practice.^
  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has revealed that 55% of RNs hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in combination with their nursing licenses and are calling for that number to increase to 80% by 2020.^^

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Registered Nurses (viewed online July 22, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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Benefits

  • With a BSN, you can expect an average salary increase of $10,000 per year over your RN counterparts who do not have a bachelor’s degree.*
  • At Liberty, you can take advantage of affordable tuition. All bachelor’s programs have had tuition frozen for the past 4 years — and counting.
  • A BSN could give you additional career opportunities in fields like education, case management, informatics, or clinical supervision.
  • You may be interested in pursuing your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nurse Practioner (DNP). A BSN is the first step to higher education in your nursing academics.
  • Since you’re probably planning to continue full-time RN work while pursuing your degree, our online RN to BSN program will give you the flexibility you’ll need to earn your bachelor’s while keeping up with your career and other commitments.

*Nurse Journal: Social Community for Nurses Worldwide, at BSN Degree vs. RN differences (viewed on July 22, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

How much is an RN to BSN online?

An important question you may be asking as you’re considering an RN to BSN program online is how much will it cost? While some online nursing programs may cost more than others, we believe the benefits available at Liberty will be worth your investment.

Take a look below for some of the associated costs and benefits with our online RN to BSN degree.

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Affordability

  • Liberty University has frozen tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years — and counting!
  • With your online RN to BSN, you’ll receive a reduced tuition rate of $330 per credit hour for part- or full-time attendance!
  • If you are a service member, veteran, or military spouse, you may be eligible for the military tuition discount, which is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate students.
  • If you are a veteran serving as a First Responder, you may be eligible for an additional discount (less than $565 per course).

Flexibility

  • With your RN license, you’ll transfer a minimum of 39 credits to give you a jump start on your program. This translates into a smaller financial investment to the overall cost of your degree.
  • Because of transfer potential and our 100% online format, you can complete your online RN to BSN degree in as little as 2 and a half years!
  • RN to BSN courses are offered in a flexible 8-week format, with 8 different start dates throughout the year, and no set login times to allow for maximum accessibility while you continue working and receiving clinical experiences while pursuing your degree.

Why Choose a Liberty RN to BSN Degree?

With an RN license, you will receive a minimum of 39 hours of transfer credit to help you complete our industry-leading RN to BSN degree. Our online nursing programs are taught by nursing professionals with real-world clinical experiences in leadership settings. Our RN to BSN degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active with your job, family, and community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

Is an online nursing degree credible?

CCNE Accredited

As you’re considering pursuing an online nursing program, you’re probably wondering if it is worth your time and effort. What is it that will make your degree credible and valuable?

Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Earning your degree from us means that you’re receiving your education from a school that is well-respected and recognized among employers and other higher education institutions.

Additionally, Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You can rest assured knowing that your degree has met the rigorous accreditation standards needed to provide you with a top-of-the-line RN to BSN curriculum.

In addition to our regional and programmatic accreditation, you’ll be learning from nursing professionals. Each of our faculty members has on-the-job experience in their respective fields. So you’re learning from men and women who have worked hands-on in the medical field as professional nurses. They will bring their experiential knowledge to the virtual classroom throughout your studies.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


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

Our students’ career goals vary, and that is why our online nursing programs are such a great fit. Our faculty members have practiced in cardiac care, critical care, emergency medicine, med-surg, oncology, research, as nurse practitioners, and in just about every specialty the field of nursing touches in a clinical and administrative setting. Their vast years of experience and our rigorous curriculum will help you use your own experiences to grow in practice and leadership. 

By transferring your RN license into Liberty’s BSN, the majority of your industry-standard nursing courses will be satisfied. Your remaining nursing courses focus on field leadership, research, and health strategies essential to your success as a nurse. These courses will also be helpful for you if you later decide to pursue nurse management positions or an advanced nursing degree down the road. 

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Liberty’s RN to BSN Online Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1%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. Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing has a reduced tuition rate of $330 per credit hour for part- or full-time!

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

  • With an RN license, you will receive a minimum of 39 hours of transfer credits with no challenge tests so you can finish your degree faster.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • You can complete the BSN degree in as little as 2 and a half years!
  • You will have networking opportunities with other RNs in the program from around the country.

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BSN Degree Information

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • This program falls under the School of Nursing.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the Undergraduate Nursing Course Guides (login required).
  • Review our RN to BSN Student Handbook (login required).
  • View the School of Nursing Non-discrimination Statement.
  • Credit is given for RN licensure, and no challenge tests are required. 
  • Students should seek online nursing 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 below courses are also offered in an optional, intensive format during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about our online nursing program intensives, please contact rnbsn@liberty.edu.
    • 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 in our online nursing program. There is a fee of $39.95 (additional charges may apply) associated with this requirement.

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Admission Requirements for Our Online RN to BSN Degree 

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of RN license
  • A High School Self-Certification form

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

Military Benefits for Our Online RN to BSN Degree Program

 Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates throughout the year, and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for military training

Potential Career Options with Your BSN Degree

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 online nursing program since a BSN degree is required for most promotions in the nursing profession.

Here are some of the career options that may be available to you after completing our online RN to BSN degree:

  • Hospital nursing
  • Long-term care agencies
  • Nursing research
  • Staff nursing

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational Outlook Handbook: Registered Nurses (viewed online July 19, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.