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RN to BSN

Online Bachelor's in Nursing

Make A difference in your own life and the Lives of others

You’ve worked hard to become a Registered Nurse (RN) but don’t have your bachelor’s in nursing yet. At Concorde Career College, you can block transfer credits from your associate degree in nursing (ADN) toward earning your BSN degree online.


You’ve worked hard to become a Registered Nurse (RN) but don’t have your bachelor’s in nursing yet. At Concorde Career College, you can block transfer credits from your associate degree in nursing (ADN) toward earning your BSN degree online.

Concorde’s RN to BSN completion program is conveniently offered fully online with options for course load intensity.

  • You can opt to take 3, 2, or 1 courses per term.
  • Depending on your work/life balance and needs, you could earn your BSN online in as few as 15 months, 21 months, or even take a slower path*.

As an RN you deliver vital direct patient care. However, through Concorde’s online RN to BSN degree program you’ll improve your critical thinking, leadership, and nursing skills that Magnet Hospitals, trauma centers, and others are demanding.

There continues to be a need for RNs with BSN degrees, so get started now to further your professional nursing career fully-online with Concorde Career College.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to the current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

**Eligibility requirements include that students must hold an associate level degree and up-to-date licensure as a Registered Nurse.

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

The RN to BSN program is a degree completion program delivered completely through distance education. Applicants wishing to enroll in the must possess an Associate Degree in Nursing from a state Board of Nursing-approved program and an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license. Enrolled students will receive block transfer credit of 60 semester credit hours and complete an additional 60 semester credit hours in the program.


Program Overview

The mission of the Concorde RN to BSN program is to prepare healthcare professionals capable of providing care to individuals across the lifespan. Our graduates will be prepared to deliver superior healthcare to diverse communities using the art of discovery, teaching, and leadership.

The vision of the BSN program is to create an environment which fosters professional identity formation and a spirit of inquiry through:

  • Program- Deliver a creative and stimulating nursing program which equips the nurse to solve healthcare issues facing local and global populations.
  • Scholarship- Provide an educational experience that supports evidence based practice and innovative inquiry.
  • Transition into Healthcare- Shape nursing graduates capable of performing in variable settings while utilizing critical thinking and incorporating healthcare technology in patient care.
  • Professional Advancement -Prepare highly competent graduate for leadership positions within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the art and science of professional nursing.
  • Apply the nursing process to develop safe, compassionate and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Utilizing acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes into nursing practice incorporating ethical and legal principles to promote collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Integrate theories of nursing care and evidence based practice when planning care and making clinical judgements appropriate for diverse populations and communities.
  • Demonstrate accountability as an independent leader using concepts of leadership, inspiring life-long learning and teamwork in healthcare.

 

Career Outlook

The need for nurses with additional training and education is driven by healthcare providers, hospitals wishing to meet criteria set by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center - part of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Magnet status is viewed by providers and payers as a measure of quality care and patient safety. 

In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IoM) published a study titled "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" that suggested that hospitals with RNs who had bachelor's degrees, provided a level of patient care that positively affected outcomes. It was from this that one of the criteria for Magnet status should be that 80% of a hospital's nurses have earned a bachelor's degree by the year 2020.***

Concorde developed its RN to BSN online degree completion program to help RNs with associate degrees, pursue their bachelor's.  A bachelor's degree is the next step in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree. 

***Institute of Medicine. 2011. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12956.


Where Do Registered Nurses Work?

Following successful completion of the nursing degree program and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), graduates can seek employment in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Acute care facilities
  • Subacute care facilities
  • Surgical centers
  • Ambulatory care centers

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

FAQ

RN to BSN Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

15 Questions
The RN to BSN program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 15 months*. *The program consists of 17 courses and students can take 1, 2 or 3 courses per term. Taking 3 courses per term, the program can be completed in 15 months, taking 2 courses per term would take 21 months, and taking one at a time would take 41 months.
Call us to find out when the next online RN to BSN program starts. Program start dates for this program are also listed in the Kansas City campus's catalog, which can be found on our Kansas City campus page.
The RN to BSN program is strictly online. Students completed all their clinical training when completing their associate degree RN program.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
The entire RN to BSN program is offered on-line.
This program is designed for a registered nurse who has completed an associate's degree and now wants to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. Currently, our Jacksonville campus offers an LPN to RN bridge option on-ground.
While healthcare settings have independent criteria for nurses working in specialty areas, some specialty areas, such as ICU departments, may require a minimum BSN.
Yes, most acute care settings do not specify how the BSN must be earned. Hospitals seeking magnet status prefer BSN and advanced degree prepared nurses.
Online RN to BSN programs do not require clinical hours since the RN to BSN curriculum is designed for the registered nurse who completed clinical requirements as a part of their ASN degree plan.
Many healthcare facilities offer programs which include education benefits. If you are currently employed in a healthcare setting, be sure to reach out to your HR department to inquire about continuing education benefits.
Concorde's RN to BSN program requires completion of specific on-line activities and assignments to meet course and program objectives. Each term lasts 10 weeks with assigned modules every week.
The RN to BSN program can be completed in as few as 15 months or as long as 21 months. The length of the program depends on the number of courses taken each term.
Since this is a post-licensure Nursing Program, clinical site and hours are not required and are not a part of this curriculum.
Once the online BSN degree has been earned, it will be accepted by potential employers in the same manner that BSN degrees earned on-ground are accepted. However, we cannot guarantee that credits will transfer to another institution and encourage all students to check with the receiving institution regarding transfer credit requirements.
RN to BSN programs are ideal for any person seeking to further their education on their own terms. For instance, candidates who work, have families or other responsibilities will enjoy the flexibility the online RN to BSN experience offers.