About the Program

The RN to BSN program at Wichita State University offers advanced placement to registered nurses seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is completely online, is accessible 24 hours a day, and can be completed in as little as one calendar year or up to six years of part-time study.

Twenty-five (25) hours of retroactive credit or credit by exam in nursing courses can be applied to the degree. Our program builds on the skills of the registered nurse’s previous nursing educational program. The BSN expands an RN’s knowledge base to provide a means for continued advancement in the profession, and to meet the necessary requirements for pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.

Are you ready to lead?

In today’s ever-changing and complex healthcare environment, registered nurses must lead both at the bedside and in the boardroom. This value-added RN to BSN online program focuses on leadership skills and knowledge to advance the registered nurse in:

  • Nursing leadership, management, organizational processes
  • Public Health
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Assessment for the practicing RN
  • Leadership capstone experience

Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to lead at the bedside, in the boardroom and beyond.

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Key Program Features

  • Complete degree sooner. Beyond prerequisites, program completion can occur in as little as one year.
  • Access to affordable education. An affordable education option; with some of the lowest per credit hour rates in the state of Kansas.
  • Flexible education. Part-time and full-time study plans are available.
  • Jumpstart your education. Students are eligible to earn up to 25 hours of retro credit for prior nursing coursework.
  • Online education. Flexible and convenient schedule, due to the completely online format.
  • Easy program acceptance. Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted into the program.
  • Partnering institutions. Students can fast-track to getting a degree with collaboration help from community colleges via the Professional Link for Advancement of Nurses (PLAN).

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RN to BSN Program Facts

Program Entry Point Fall, Spring
Program Length 1-1.5 years
Study Plan Options Full- or part-time, day, nights, weekends and online
Work Experience Work experience is not necessary if you have recently graduated. Applicants who have graduated five or more years ago with their associates degree in nursing (ADN) must show proof of 1,000 work hours in the last three years.
Application Deadline Fall semester: August 1 (Application will be available mid-March 2014)
Spring semester: January 1
Class Size No cap on class size
Application Ratio N/A
Minimum GPA to apply 2.50 GPA and "C" average on all required courses