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Connect to Your Future in Nursing

Strengthen your leadership skills and expand your expertise in the fully online RN to BSN program at Wichita State University.  You will receive 30 hours of Credit for Life Experience for passing NCLEX-RN, and no additional General Education courses are required.


Advance to the Career You Want

A bachelor's degree in nursing will provide many opportunities such as higher salary, increased responsibility, and leadership opportunities.

Many advanced nursing careers require a BSN as the foundation for graduate studies, including:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
How Much Will it Cost?
Wichita State Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live. The cost of tuition varies depending on degree, credits, and courses. Visit the tuition page for more information.
How Long Will it Take?

The program is 31 credit hours. Nursing courses are offered in 8-week blocks.

Finish in three semesters or up to 6 years.

What Will Transfer?

All students receive 30 hours of upper division credits as Credit for Life Experience for successfully passing NCLEX-RN. In addition, you will not be required to take elective courses to meet General Education requirements if your associates degree meets WSU's requirements.

What is Required for Admission?
  • 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-requisite course with at least a C

*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. Licensure is required within 8 weeks of program entry.

State Authorization

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

View: State Authorization


The School of Nursing has been accredited since 1973. Currently, the baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs at Wichita State University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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I felt that the assignments and structure of this course was a great improvement over the previous BSN program I was attending prior to switching to WSU...I am enjoying the pace and structure of these courses with WSU and hope the other classes I take are similar to this one.
Brock Phillips
RN to BSN Student