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

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

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

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.

The Associate in Nursing program at the Columbia College campus, located in Columbia, MO and the Lake of the Ozarks campus, located in Osage Beach, MO is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Nursing program is initial accreditation.

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.
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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.

Cutout portrait of Faye Fairchild teaching nursing.

Dr. Faye Fairchild

"I have held numerous positions over the years that at first I wasn’t sure about. I was glad that I was willing to ‘give it a shot’ and try because I found out so much about myself and interests that I didn’t know I had."

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Your degree starts here Take these courses

Available program formats

  • General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
  • Core requirements 36 credit hours
  • Electives 40-43 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 0 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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