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Move forward in your career!

This program for working nurses is designed to be achievable and flexible. You can complete it at your own pace, taking one course at a time or accelerating your progress to finish in just one year. With no on-campus requirements, you have the freedom to earn your degree on your own terms, fitting your studies into your busy schedule.

How much will it cost?

Students enrolled in a fully online program pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live, making it an affordable option. The tuition and fees will vary depending on how many semesters you take to graduate and how many credit hours you will need to complete in the program.

Learn more about tuition and fees

How long will it take?

Undergraduate Program: For bachelor's degrees, time to completion depends on your schedule, transfer credits and the program you choose.

Graduate Programs: Most Master's degrees at WSU require between 30-36 credit hours. How quickly you finish is up to you.

What will transfer?

Credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer to WSU. Credits will also be evaluated by your program of interest to see how many credits will count towards your major and how many will count as elective credits. Please note that if you have attended more than one higher education institution, you will need to submit an official transcript for each one. 

For undergraduate programs: Try the Transfer Gateway tool to help estimate how many credits will transfer over to Wichita State.

Learn: Where to send incoming transcripts

Class Structure

These programs are designed to be completed entirely online offering students the flexibility to learn on their own schedule (within a specific timeframe). Courses within an online program are likely asynchronous, allowing students to login independently of a set time to participate with instructional materials.

Some courses may be offered in 8-week blocks while other courses are in 16-week sections.

RN to BSN Online

About the program

Our fully online RN to BSN program will help you strengthen your leadership skills and expand your expertise. While eleven prerequisite courses are required, students may be able to start our program before prerequisites have been completed. Fill out the request for information form on this page and your dedicated online academic advisor will walk you through these requirements.

Online RN to BSN program applicants must either have an active Registered Nurse license at the time of admission or obtain licensure within the first semester of courses. Recent graduates of an associate’s degree in nursing program will provide a timeframe of when you will take the NCLEX exam to meet eligibility requirements.

Thirty (30) hours of Credit for Life Experience will 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.

Prerequisite Course Requirements Course Catalog: RN to BSN

WSU is not authorized to admit residents of the following states into our Online RN to BSN Program: MA, RI, TN, WA.

Prerequisite Courses

The below list provides the WSU course name and number for courses that meet prerequisite requirements. Students interested in information for transferred courses should contact the RN to BSN advisor. 

Required Course(s) Credit
ENGL 101 — English Comp I 3
ENGL 102 — English Comp II 3
COMM 111 — Public Speaking 3
PSY 111 — General Psychology 3
SOC 111 — Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 325 — Developmental Psychology (lifespan study) 3
BIOL 220 — Microbiology with Lab 4
BIOL 223 or HS 290 — Human A & P with lab 5

STAT 370 — Elementary Statistics or ECON 231 Introductory Business Statistics or PSY 301 Psychological Statistics

Application Requirements & Process

Application Requirements:

  • Complete Prerequisite Courses
  • Associates degree from a regionally accredited institution with an accredited nursing program
  • Active licensed Registered Nurse*
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Successful completion of each pre-requisites with at least a C
  • Official transcripts submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions as part of the application process

*If you are a recent graduate of an associates degree in nursing, you must pass the NCLEX within your first semester of courses and provide documentation of RN licensure to the RN to BSN Online Advisor.

Application Deadline
• Fall Semester- August 1
• Spring Semester- January 1

Returning RN to BSN Student

Welcome back to our program! As a returning RN to BSN student, you don't need to apply again. Instead, we kindly ask you to reactivate your account and complete the RN to BSN Application.

Once you have completed these steps, please reach out to our RN to BSN Online Advisor.

*If it has been more than 2 years since you last attended Wichita State, please complete this step. However, if it has been less than 2 years, please get in touch with our RN to BSN online advisor.

RN to BSN Scholarships

We are proud to offer RN to BSN scholarships to help make continuing your education even easier. When youre ready to take the next step in your nursing career, we are here to provide you with the education and resources you need to succeed.

RN to BSN Scholarships

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Community College Partnering Schools

The Wichita State School of Nursing offers an expedient means of helping associate degree nursing graduates complete the BSN degree. Through articulation agreements, students can easily transfer their course credits from our partnering institutions into the WSU RN to BSN program.

Partnering Schools