Take your nursing career to the next level through an online RN to BSN program.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is quickly becoming the standard for nurses. If you want your degree to stay up-to-date—and position yourself for promotions and raises—our RN to BSN degree program can help you reach your goals in less time and more conveniently than you might think possible. Transfer existing credits and complete your coursework completely online. There’s never been a more perfect moment to earn your bachelor’s degree and advance your career.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Percent of RNs who the Institute of Medicine wants to hold a BSN by the end of 2020

Program Length

As little as 1 year


  • Online

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • RNs desiring to advance their skills and career options by earning a BSN
  • RNs who want to take a step toward becoming a nurse practitioner
  • RNs looking to meet the increasing educational requirements of nursing employers

Career Paths

  • Nurse Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Occupational Health Nurse

What You’ll Learn

Through our RN to BSN program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to take on more responsibility in your workplace while providing better care for your patients. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Create healing environments by developing and maintaining respectful, caring, professional relationships based upon an understanding of person–environment interactions and the individual human experiences of health, illness, and healing.
  • Provide safe, quality, cost-effective care to patients, families, and populations.
  • Collaborate with patients, families, and communities as part of nursing and health care teams.
  • Integrate informatics and communication systems to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Take on leadership roles informed by a strong, ethical framework.

[My] RN-BSN education really engaged me in taking an interest in the environment in which I practice, to take more responsibility for ensuring quality and safety in patient care, to identify areas of improvement and take initiative to begin change, and to act as a servant leader to improve the care I provide to patients and my relationships within the care team.


Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

Evidence Based Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Explore research as it relates to nursing theory, clinical nursing practice, and the broader arena of health care. A focus is placed on identification of practice issues, appraisal and integration of evidence, evaluation of patient outcomes, and sharing best practices that occurs within the inter/intra professional health care team to enhance the quality of patient care. 

Leadership and Management (4 credits)

Enhance your skills as a health care leader and care manager. Examine concepts for care management processes, leadership theories, multiple care manager roles, and quality improvement processes. Emphasis is placed on the critical role of the nurse leader in promoting a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to delivery of high quality care to a diverse population.

NUR 402 - Community as Partner (3 credits)

Explore the practice of community health nursing and public health nursing; models of community assessment, data analysis, formulation of a health community nursing diagnosis; and planning, implementation, and evaluation of a community health promotion program. The diverse roles, strategies and interventions that community and public health nurses utilize to promote population health are analyzed.

View the student handbook for more information.

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

We welcome transfer students from regionally accredited community and junior colleges and four-year colleges and universities. The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the undergraduate program:

  • A non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Transcripts (official) from every college previously attended.
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu

A free preliminary transfer credit review can be completed with unofficial transcripts from any previous colleges or universities you attended.

For more information about our admission requirements, please visit the RN to BSN Admission Requirements page.

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