Online Program

Nursing RN-BSN, BS

Program Overview

The RN-BSN Program is an online degree completion program for busy registered nurses who want to advance their career by earning a BSN.

Nurses with BSN degrees are in high demand, better prepared to manage the increasing complexity of 21st century healthcare, and better positioned for advancement in clinical and leadership roles.

Currently enrolling for Spring 2020.

degree at a glance


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Career Outlook

In 2016, the national median salary for an RN with a BS Nursing degree (BSN) was $68,450 per year. Furthermore, during the years of 2016-2026 the rate of job growth is expected to be 15%, which is much faster than the average job growth rate.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited Registered Nurse Associate Degree Program (AAS or AS)
  • Academic excellence
  • Current RN licensure

  • AA, AS, BA, BS degree, or a certificate of completion from one of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions
  • AA, AS, BA, or BS degree from a regionally accredited
  • NON-USHE institution. Utah Board of Regents requires the following if not included with the degree: ENGL 1010, 2010, American Institutions, and GE math.
  • Show completion of all DSU general education requirements.

NOTE: If your prior college courses or degrees are from a non-regionally accredited institution, you must meet the general education requirements for DSU. See advisor for more information.

  • Nursing course GPA must be a 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants are recommended to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All nursing and support courses must be a “C” grade or higher

Applicants must provide a copy of current RN license. New students may register for first semester classes, but must obtain licensure before registering for classes the second semester.

How To Apply

Open Application Period

There is no deadline for RN-BSN program application submission. However, priority consideration deadlines are established as follows:

  • Applications are accepted up to 4 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).
  • Late applications will be considered on a “space available” basis; applications received near the beginning of any semester will be considered for second block start dates.
  • Applicants will be admitted into the RN-BSN program without discrimination as to age, sex, creed, ethnic origin, religion, or marital status and must be able to demonstrate physical abilities sufficient to pass each nursing course.

Department Information

Faculty Program Coordinator
Dr. Michelle McDermott

The RN-BSN program is associated with the Nursing Department within the College of Health Sciences.

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