RN to BSN

RN to BSN

Advance your nursing skills and expand your career opportunities

86 Credit Hours

Locations offered
100% Online

Course format
8-week terms

About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) RN to BSN Program

There is a growing need in the healthcare system for competent and well-trained nurses with a bachelor’s degree — and the communication, clinical reasoning, and leadership skills that go with it. Nurses who earn a BSN degree experience more career mobility, higher pay, and continuing opportunities for advancement in their profession.

The AOE RN to BSN program builds on previous learning, preparing nurses for a higher level of nursing practice, and providing RNs with the education necessary to move forward in their nursing careers.

The AOE online RN to BSN degree delivers excellence and flexibility for nursing professionals who are ready to take the next career step: 100% online classes, doable 8-week courses, small class sizes, a great reputation, a 96% pass rate, and connections at top NC hospitals. The RN to BSN program is committed to developing nursing professionals who are caring, ethical care providers with interprofessional healthcare team skills — nurses who can be leaders in the ever-expanding world of healthcare.

Campbell AOE’s 100% online RN to BSN degree program prepares nursing professionals to take the next career step.

RN-BSN Learning Outcomes

RN-BSN students are involved in experiential learning centered on professional practice, health promotion, leadership, health policy, population health, transitions, and healthcare for vulnerable populations. Learning outcomes include:

  • Developing a broader and deeper understanding of professional nursing practice. 
  • Collecting, analyzing and understanding data and research to make clinically reasoned decisions and apply evidence-based practice skills.
  • Developing nursing leadership skills.
  • Understanding health policy and how it impacts healthcare delivery and population health.
  • Developing a fundamental understanding of informatics and data collected at local, state, and national levels and how it ties back to patient care and the nursing profession.   
  • Assuming accountability for improving the quality and safety of care.
  • Developing communication, teamwork, and decision-making skills for interprofessional collaboration. 

Why Choose Campbell AOE for Your RN to BSN?

The AOE online RN to BSN program is designed to support your studies, champion your success, and guide you toward your BSN degree. As an RN to BSN student, you can:

  • Keep working while you earn your degree — leverage the flexibility of taking your RN to BSN 100% online in a program specifically designed for the needs of adult learners and working professionals.  
  • Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster. (If you take two courses per eight-week block, you will finish in under three semesters.)
  • Learn from faculty who are active nurses, many with doctoral preparation — and several of whom also graduated from RN to BSN programs.
  • Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes — 20 students or less, with your first class capped at 10 students — allowing greater connection and interaction with your instructors.
  • Start anytime you are ready with rolling admissions.
  • Manage your time and your education with asynchronous classes that are available whenever you are.
  • Move through your degree with regular monitoring and check-ins on your progress.
  • Join the tradition of excellence of the Campbell nursing program and gain from the great reputation of Campbell-educated nurses.

The RN-BSN Curriculum

AOE’s RN-BSN online nursing program consists of eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for working nursing professionals. The RN-BSN curriculum provides students with fundamental knowledge in a broad range of advanced nursing coursework. Please consult the academic catalog for the most up-to-date information. 

Courses You Will Take

Courses you will take include:

  • Professional Nursing Practice 
  • Health Promotion in the Older Adult 
  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
  • Research & Evidence Based Practice 
  • Nurse as Leader: Responding to Change
  • Health Policy 
  • Population Health (Practice Experience) 
  • Role Transitions: Trends & Issues
  • Managing Healthcare of Vulnerable Populations 
  • Nursing Informatics 
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Skills You Will Learn

  • Advocacy
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Care practices 
  • Policy issues
  • Leadership
  • Communication 
  • Nursing best practice 
  • Healthcare informatics and technology

Related Majors

Nursing Jobs

With the continuing high demand for healthcare services across patient populations, employment of highly skilled nursing professionals is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of growth. Nationally, there has been an increasing trend to boost the number of BSN nurses in healthcare; patient outcomes tend to be better the more BSNs there are in a healthcare environment. Most of our Campbell RN-BSN students continue to advance their careers in clinical settings and hospitals after completing the program.

Like most healthcare occupations, the nursing profession is characterized by the need for lifelong learning. Students who achieve their BSN often go back to get a graduate degree.  Nursing leadership roles may require a master’s degree, particularly in urban clinical areas.

RN-BSN Career Opportunities

Positions and nursing career opportunities available for the RN-BSN include: 

  • Nurse manager 
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Population health
  • Clinical research
  • Skills lab instructor
  • Nurse navigator
  • Quality improvement
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager

Admissions Requirements

  • Associate degree in nursing from a community college
  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • A grade of at least C on transferable courses
  • Hold an unencumbered registered nurse license
  • Provide a resume
  • Is currently practicing as a registered nurse
  • The applicant will be required to complete a background check and 12-panel drug screen (if not already required by current employer).
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