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RN to BSN Program

  • The fully online program means that you can earn your degree while you work as an RN.
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). See below for accreditation information.
  • With six class sessions each year, you can earn your degree quickly. Each class lasts eight weeks and sessions start in August, October, January, February, May and June.
  • Most students are expected to complete the program in around two years, so you can enjoy the potential career benefits of your BSN as soon as possible.
  • Tuition is just $290 per credit hour.

BSN nurses are in increasingly high-demand in the health care industry, offering greater career opportunities to graduates in a range of settings.

The fully online RN to BSN program at Columbia College is designed to help working RNs obtain a baccalaureate degree without having to put their career on hold. You will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree on completion of the program.

Courses in the program are designed to enhance complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaborative skills, contributing to patient safety and quality processes. Graduates will be prepared to assume advanced roles in nursing management.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Admissions Criteria

  • Complete the online undergraduate application (CC graduates will still need to complete a new application for admission)
  • Completed associate degree in nursing
  • Successful completion of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses

Alabama Disclaimer: "Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice.

RN to BSN Disclaimer: The RN to BSN degree program is not available to residents in the District of Columbia and in the States of Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington.

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