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RN to BSN - Online

Trine University, United States


Next enrollment cycle

August 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 9,750

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

This degree program builds on the knowledge, skills and experience you've gained as a registered nurse and serves as an academic bridge from the coursework you completed in an associate or diploma nursing program to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

The United States is experiencing a continued and growing need for registered nurses. Research also shows that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-prepared nurses contribute to better patient outcomes, fewer hospital readmission rates and lower mortality rates, leading to a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine that 80% of nurses earn a BSN by 2020.

The Experience

To apply for this program, you must be a registered nurse with an unrestricted license in the United States. As a student in the fully online RN-BSN program at Trine University, you'll receive a quality, innovative educational experience to prepare you to deliver safe, culturally and contextually relevant, evidence-based care in a variety of environments. You will learn to positively impact individuals, groups and communities through scholarship, leadership and service.

The RN to BSN program consists of 11 core nursing courses, including a capstone project that demonstrates your mastery and synthesis of the learning outcomes. Each course provides exceptional application-based knowledge that incorporates professional nursing standards relevant to contemporary nursing practice.  

The Results

Registered nurses who earn a BSN benefit through career advancement, leadership opportunities and in many cases higher wages. An increasing number of hospitals are requiring nurses to have a BSN for employment - earning your BSN will give you a competitive advantage! As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for supervisory, manager, director or executive-level positions in hospital/acute care, long-term care, physician office practice, home health and hospice, pharmaceutical industry, medical insurance, government healthcare agencies, veteran’s administration and the military.

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024

To be admitted to Trine University's TrineOnline, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or acceptable score on the General Education Development (GED) exam
  • Official transcripts from ALL post–secondary schools attended
  • You will be contacted by a director of admission to help guide you through the process and help you secure your transcripts.

Total Credit Hours - 39

• NRS 303 Professional Nursing Role - 3 cr

• NRS 313 Transcultural Nursing -  3 cr

• NRS 333 Nursing Ethics - 3 cr

• NRS 343 Nursing Informatics -  3 cr

• NRS 353 Health Promotion over Lifespan - 3 cr

• NRS 414 Community - Public Health Nursing 4 cr

• NRS 423 Biostatistics and Epidemiology - 3 cr

• NRS 433 Foundations in Research - 3 cr

• NRS 443 Global Health - 3 cr

• NRS 453 Nursing Leadership & Management - 3 cr

• NRS 484 Professional Capstone Project - 4 cr

In addition to the NRS core, the following courses must be taken through TrineOnline prior to or with the first NRS course:

• UE 111 Online Learning Orientation - 1 cr

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar - 3 cr

  • Background check $58
  • Urinalysis drug screen $38
  • Medical document tracker $35
  • Tution Fees: $250 per credit hour

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