If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) and wish to earn your BSN, choose the RN to BSN track.

To enroll in Walden’s RN-BSN Completion program you must have both of the following:

  • A current, active RN license
  • An associate degree or diploma in nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

With 10 nursing courses required, you can complete this program in as little as 18 months.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 18-30 months (track dependent)

Transfer Credits: Up to 75% of required undergraduate credits.

Walden’s RN-BSN curriculum has been designed by nursing leaders and is taught by expert teaching faculty, 100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. The program is designed to:

  • Provide an in-depth exploration of evidence-based practices that can be applied on the job immediately.
  • Help you apply leadership and informatics concepts in decision making to promote patient safety and quality care.
  • Allow you to evaluate the implications of policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery.
 

More about our RN-BSN Completion program

 
  • Career Options

    Increase your responsibilities and impact as an RN by earning your BSN. Your career options may include various roles, such as:*

    • Department manager 
    • Community health nurse
    • Clinical nurse
    • ​Informatics nurse
    • Administrative positions in nursing homes, hospice care settings, and insurance companies

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for licensed RNs who hold an associate degree or nursing diploma with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the RN to BSN Completion program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    Walden's RN-BSN Completion program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)*. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

    *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791.

Why complete your BSN at Walden?

 
  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Clinical Projects

    Complete course projects in your own workplace and community.

  • Flexible Course Options

    Choose between 6-week and 12-week courses.


Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Testimonials

 
 
 

"Within a month of graduating from Walden, I took a position as the nurse manager in a long-term acute care hospital."

Tereasa A. Hughes | RN-BSN Gradute and MSN Student