Online RN to BSN Program

The RN to BSN program is a part-time online program designed for registered nurses currently holding associate degrees or diplomas who wish to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).  You can earn your degree in as little as two years.

  Year 1   Year 2
Fall  NUR360A - Explorations of the Professional Nursing Role

NUR3601A - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
NUR444A - Art and Science of Nursing X: Management and Leadership in Nursing 

NUR445A - Art and Science of Nursing XI: Management and Leadership in Nursing Practicum (Clinical)
Spring NUR409 - Nursing Research

NUR439 - Health Care Issues, Policy, and Economics
NUR446 - Art and Science of Nursing XII: Public Health

NUR447 - Art and Science of Nursing XIII: Public Health Practicum (Clinical) 
Summer NUR450 - Nursing Informatics  

If needed, general education, science and support courses are offered year round.


Please complete an undergraduate admissions application

Required application materials include:

  • Admissions application
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • Legible copy of your RN license
  • Resume
  • Application fee

 Send all of the above information to the Salem State admissions office. 

 Transfer Credits

  • Receive 35 credits for your RN license
  • All other transfer credits are evaluated on an individual basis 

 Program Information

  • Two clinical practica are required: Nursing Management and Leadership and Public Health - each requires six hours a week for a semester
  • All nursing students must adhere to the School of Nursing Policies

 For More Information:

 Contact Theresa Jenkins at 978.542.6858 or RNtoBSN@salemstate.edu