RN-BSN online

RN-BSN Online

Educated to care, inspired for life.

You’ve dedicated your life to helping others. With this passion, you’re devoted to serving your patients and helping them get the best care possible. At Marian, we understand your commitment to the medical field and strive to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The Program
Your experience in Marian’s RN-BSN program will be characterized by the same academic excellence, hands-on learning, and personalized support and instruction that has earned Marian such an esteemed reputation for nearly 80 years. Marian’s RN-BSN program is offered in a 100% online format, allowing working nurses to complete their bachelor’s degree in a way that meets their needs.

The Possibilities
As a student in the RN-BSN program, you’ll be presented with numerous opportunities to perfect your skills and gain a broad understanding of the liberal arts. You’ll benefit from the 100% online RN-BSN program’s convenient and flexible format, and challenging coursework that will allow you to advance your career and inspire the healthcare field.

The Results
With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 19% increase in the need for registered nurses who have a bachelor’s degree by 2022, graduates of the RN-BSN program gain practical experience, increase job opportunities, and provide quality care that has inspired Marian throughout its history.

The Marian Difference
At Marian University, you’ll be inspired by our focus on personalized support and quality practical experiences. You’ll find faculty who are experts in the health care field, bringing with them decades of experience and a passion to serve others.

Program Information

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum: 24 credits
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.
HIS 114 World History Since 1900, 3 cr.
MAT 123 Introductory Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.
PHI 132 The Examined Life, 3 cr.
THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.
Literature Elective, 3 cr.
Music or Art Elective, 3 cr.
Science Elective, 3 cr.

33-34 credits:
NUR 309 Pharmacological Intervention of Disease Process, 4 cr.
NUR 312 Professional Nursing Concepts, 3 cr.
NUR 321 Research Essentials for Evidence-Based Practice, 3 cr.
NUR 328 Health Care Informatics, 2 cr.
NUR 405 Health Care Delivery Systems, 3 cr.
NUR 424 Nursing Leadership in Health Care, 3 cr.
NUR 435 Public Health Nursing, 4 cr.
NUR 458 Trends and Issues in Health Care, 2 cr.
NUR 467 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice, 3 cr.
SWK 422 Law and the Helping Professions, 3 cr.
Health Care Elective, 3-4 cr.

Requirements for progression into the nursing major the RN-BSN program include:

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, or Michigan.
  • RN License must be unencumbered and unrestricted, and have no limitations specified.
  • All but 15 credits of the liberal arts core curriculum (LACC) requirements met.
  • Prior credit earned must include ENG 105 and ENG 106, or ENG 230, and the math (MAT) common core course with a grade of C (2.00) or higher.

Fun Fact

The only collegiate indoor practice facility of its kind in Wisconsin, Lenz Field House includes full indoor sports turf flooring, three batting cages, and ample space for a 90’ baseball infield or 60’ softball infield (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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