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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program

Gain the credentials you need to make a bigger impact in the lives of your patients. 

At Walden, we believe nurses like you have the power to change lives and that guiding patients to better health is your calling. You’ve already got the experience as a registered nurse (RN), now it’s time to get the credentials that match.

Walden's RN-BSN program now offers two ways to complete your degree. Choose from our traditional course-based option, or our new competency-based format, Tempo Learning®.

With Walden’s RN to BSN Completion program, you can benefit from:

  • Teaching faculty that are 100% doctorally prepared, providing you with a level of expertise that’s second to none.
  • Coursework that fits your schedule.
  • A range of student support services to help you every step of the way.

Fast Facts

Tempo Learning® Next Start Date: March 4, 2019
Tempo Learning® Limited-Time Offer: Receive your first term tuition-free when you start this program on March 4, 2019.
Next Start Date: February 25, 2019
Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $3,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on February 25, 2019.
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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Designed by nursing leaders and taught by expert teaching faculty, Walden’s RN-BSN curriculum:

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

Regardless of which learning option you choose—course-based or competency-based—you will benefit from our relevant and engaging curriculum that is based on the latest research and current best practices as well as real-life applications and observations. Additional highlights:

  • Start taking nursing courses from day one.
  • Implement what you learn immediately to improve the health of your community and the reputation of your healthcare environment.
  • Hone your health assessment skills with Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®, an immersive virtual learning environment.
  • With Walden's Tempo Learning® (competency-based) option, you can apply what you already know to complete your degree at your pace.

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More about our RN-BSN Completion program

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.

For admission into Tempo Learning, students must have an associate degree or diploma in nursing and a Valid RN license and must transfer in 110 quarter credits from prior course-work.

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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling , to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call .

The DNPMSNBSN programs at Walden University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 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.

Why earn your BSN at Walden?

Tereasa Hughes

"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

*Source:; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.