Flexible and affordable online RN to BSN program

Our online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program is accredited by CCNE. The bachelor degree in nursing is ideal for nurses who want to expand their knowledge base, become more marketable and enjoy greater career stability and mobility. The RN to BSN program consists of 10 core online nursing courses, all other credits may be transferred in (and you receive 60 credits for your ASN/ADN and current RN license).


  • Our accredited online RN to BSN program has one of the lowest tuition rate among our peers with a total program cost of less than $12,000 (depending on transfer credits and # of courses to complete the degree).
  • Flexible payment options (including 0% interest financing) allow most of our students to graduate debt-free.


  • RN to BSN classes are 100% online and designed for working professionals, enabling you the convenience to participate around your busy schedule.
  • Courses for the RN to BSN degree are eight weeks in length and start monthly – giving you the option to finish faster (just 10 months with our transfer credit policy).

Personalized Student Support

  • Whether you haven’t taken courses in a while (and are new to online learning) or you consider yourself tech savvy, you will find our online courses easy to use and nurse friendly. We also offer MySentinel™ Student Support, our distinctive personal approach to helping you succeed. You’ll have a dedicated advisor to help guide you from admissions to graduation.

RN to BSN Program Overview

Our online RN to BSN program requires a total of 120 credit hours to graduate (60 will be automatically awarded for your ASN/ADN and RN license). As part of the application process, your official transcripts will be evaluated—up to 90 credits (with 60 from the ASN/ADN) can be transferred into our program.

The RN to BSN program curriculum follows the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) model which focuses on six competencies:

  • Patient centered care
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Evidence based practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Informatics
  • Safety

By following the QSEN model our online RN to BSN curriculum prepares you to improve the quality and safety of patient care in your healthcare organizations.

Our program includes community engagements, also known as practice experiences. These hours are embedded in three of the RN-BSN courses and they replace other required coursework activities such as reading and written assignments. Community engagement hours allow the student to complete activities that link directly to assignments and projects, allowing students to put their new skills and knowledge to use immediately. See RN to BSN Practice Experiences for more information.

To see a list of required courses, visit the RN to BSN program curriculum page.

Course Highlights

What You’ll Learn in Our RN to BSN Program

Graduates of our online RN to BSN program will be able to:

  • Assume leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams within health care organizations.
  • Enhance professional nursing practice through the use of research and evidence-based practice.
  • Integrate methods of research and scholarship to make and prioritize diagnoses.
  • Design care for individuals, groups and communities.
  • Incorporate methods of health promotion and education in nursing care of individuals, families and groups with simple to complex health care needs.
  • Accept accountability and responsibility for professional judgment and actions.
  • Integrate professional values and role behaviors.
  • Examine the problems of contemporary health and illness.
  • Demonstrate the role of the global citizen.
  • Collaborate with other groups to shape health policies that affect both individual and community health.

Program’s Mission

The mission of the RN to BSN program is to enhance the knowledge and practice of nurse generalists who are key members of an interdisciplinary team (professional lives) that can have a positive impact on health care outcomes (civic lives).

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BSN Open House:

Fri, June 10, 1-2 p.m. EDT

Thinking about earning your Bachelor of Science Nursing degree with American Sentinel University? Our VP of Admissions, Natalie Nixon, and Dr. Karen Whitham, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs, will be hosting a BSN-specific online open house.

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