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About RN to BSN

This program is designed for current RNs who are ready to go from their associates to their bachelor's degree in nursing. It is completely online, accessible 24 hours a day, and can be completed in as little as three semesters or up to six years of part-time study.


RN to BSN Program Details

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 have active Registered Nurse licenses in order to be eligible for program admission. Recent graduates of an associate’s degree in nursing program, can provide a timeframe of when you will take the NCLEX exam to meet eligibility requirements.

Thirty (30) hours of Credit for Life Experience or up to thirty (30) hours of 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.



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

Application & Admission

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, we will need a timeframe of when you are going to take the NCLEX.

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

Get Started!
To get started, you will need to meet the application requirements listed above. When you are ready to apply to the program, you will need to complete an online application for admission to Wichita State University. Please see our information about State Authorization before continuing with your application to ensure that we are authorized to offer courses and programs in your state.

If you are a former WSU student, you do not need to reapply to for admission. You will need to fill out the second link listed below.

» Apply Now: Wichita State University Application
» Application for Former WSU Student: Reactivation Application

Once you have been accepted into the program our online academic advisor will help you create an individualized plan of study.



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