Available program formats: Online: BS

Columbia College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Advance your nursing career by going from an RN to a BSN degree.


The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the states of District of Columbia, Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.

Enhance your skills and make a greater impact on patients

Continue to work as an RN while pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Columbia College’s fully online, accredited program prepares its graduates for advanced roles in nursing management, client care and education.

Students learn practical skills they can apply to their work right away, so they can make a greater impact on patient safety and quality processes. They also enhance their complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaboration.

The flexible program offers six sessions per year, each lasting eight weeks.

Opportunities to study:

  • Chemistry
  • Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Community health
  • Leadership

View RN to BSN admission requirements - View sample Plan of Study

RN to BSN Handbook

Work towards your BSN during your ASN course of study

If you are currently working on your Associate's of Science in Nursing, you can start taking courses to jumpstart your BSN journey! Speak to your academic advisor to use BSN Nursing classes to fill your elective education slots during your ASN program. 

Update your knowledge with this flexible online program

Improve patient outcomes and influence your community by expanding your knowledge of evidence-based practice, safety, technology integration and healthcare systems. You already have a grasp of the fundamentals of nursing. Adding a BSN to your resume expands your opportunities for advancement in the ever-changing healthcare field.

Your current employer benefits as well, because each course will give you additional skills in patient care, a better understanding of healthcare policies and a wider view of current trends.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing for Traditional and RN-BSN programs at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Department phone: 573-875-7220
Office: STC 243
Email: Nursing@CCIS.edu

Your degree starts here Take these courses

Available program formats

  • Core requirements 36 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

Some courses you may take