RN to BSN Online Completion Program

100% Online RN to BSN

Marian University’s online RN to BSN program, values-based nursing and leadership education, can help you achieve the next step in your nursing career. The program builds on your current ADN or diploma knowledge and expertise and provides continued personal and professional growth with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, healthcare systems leadership, policy, and management skills that will prepare you to meet the changing needs of healthcare communities and organizations. While licensed RNs from all 50 states may apply, please review our accreditation webpage to see if your state accepts our RN to BSN online program.

Program Details:

  • MPath 7-Week Accelerated
  • 100% online coursework
  • No lab science course required
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Full-time students may graduate in as little as 12 months
  • Complete in 3, 5 or 8 semesters with full or part-time study
  • Applicants must be licensed RNs

Through partnerships with healthcare organizations, Marian University offers tuition discounts. Ask your admission counselor if you are eligible!

RNs, take the next step in your career. Earn your BSN in only 12 months!

A BSN Can Positively Impact Your Future

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  • Director of Nursing
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  • Home Health Manager

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Achieve Your Goal of a BSN and Beyond

Graduates of Marian’s RN to BSN program are committed to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. No matter your personal motivation for earning your bachelor’s, when you graduate, you are prepared with a deep understanding of society and healthcare issues along with the experience and skills to become a leader in the ever-changing healthcare environment. If you aspire to advance beyond a BSN to an MSN, join other Marian BSN graduates in our Family Nurse Practitioner track.

This program is right for you if:

  • You are a licensed registered nurse
  • You have an associate degree or nursing diploma
  • You want to advance your nursing education
  • You are interested in management or leadership
  • You need a bachelor’s for promotion or advancement at work
  • Your BSN is a steppingstone to an MSN

Graduates of the Marian University nursing program are prepared to advance into managerial/leadership positions in the fast-growing healthcare industry in settings including but not limited to:

Clinics | Emergency Rooms | Health Departments | Home Care | Hospice Programs | Hospitals | Long-term Care Facilities | Mental Health Agencies | Occupational Health Settings | Schools | Military

RN to BSN Population Health Component

At Marian University, online RN to BSN students complete two, 15-week, population health courses.  NUR 436 Population Health, is a 100% online course.   NUR 437 Population Health Clinical requires 90 hours of direct community clinical contact including onsite and online experiences.  These experiential requirements may be completed close to where you live as to help you balance school commitments with work and family.

In accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  “Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice,” students must complete a clinical.  In NUR 437,  the 90 hours will consist of direct and indirect experiences.

Clinical settings may include:

  • County health departments
  • School health departments
  • Infection control departments
  • Community-based management
  • Occupational health nursing

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

The online RN to BSN program is one of the Marian University MPath undergraduate programs offered in a 7-Week Accelerated format. With 100% online classes and 6 possible starts per year, the 7-Week Accelerated program provides a high-quality online degree with the flexibility that today’s adult learners are seeking. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom made for working RNs who are ready to take their ADN or diploma to the next level.  All courses in the completion program are 7-weeks with the exception of NUR 436 Population Health and NUR 437 Population Health Clinical, which are 15-weeks in length.

What State Do You Live In?

The Marian Nursing Department welcomes registered nurses from across the U.S. to apply. The Board of Nursing in the shaded blue states make applying to the online RN to BSN easy!

If your state is not shaded blue, submit your contact information and we will discuss your options and offer further guidance.

brenda sambeek

“When one of my managers told me about the reputation of Marian’s online RN to BSN program, and its seven week courses and possible 12 month completion time, I had a hard time saying no. Then to see just how responsive the professors were, and how what they taught came from personal experience, just created an amazing overall experience.”

Brenda Van Sambeek – RN to BSN Graduate, May 2021
We welcome you to read the full story of Brenda’s RN to BSN journey.

RN to BSN Completion Program Curriculum

BSN completion students are poised to complete their degree in as little as 12 months. 100% online courses with flexible schedules and a highly respected nursing program allow you to pursue a top-of-the-line nursing degree while you continue to work as an RN.  Marian University considers each applicant’s transcript individually when determining the awarding of transfer credits.

Total BSN Degree Credits 120
Nursing Course Credits 27
General Education 30
Remaining credits will come from general electives or transfer credits

A lab science course is not required for RN to BSN students.

Individuals who have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a Wisconsin Technical College can expect to complete the RN to BSN program with 30 credits (27 nursing courses and 3 general education credits).

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.*

*Typical RN-BSN students will not need to take all 30 General Education credits as transfer credits are accepted.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Core Courses

BSN completion students will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Professional Nursing Concepts
  • Leadership and Healthcare Systems
  • Management in Nursing
  • Population Health
  • Healthcare Economics and Policy

The Marian University online RN to BSN program uses the following professional standards and guidelines in the development, delivery, and assessment of the program:

  • Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs [Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 2018]
  • The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice [American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2008]

Program Outcomes

  1. Patient-Centered Care: The graduate will partner with the patient whether individual, family, community, or population, and across the lifespan to provide compassionate and coordinated care with respect for preferences, values and needs.
  2. Informatics: The graduate will integrate information technology for the purposes of communication, workflow efficiency, knowledge management and clinical decision support creating a safe environment.
  3. Quality Improvement: The graduate participates in Quality Improvement  to optimize achievement of patient outcomes with an emphasis on safety and organizational processes.
  4. Safety: The graduate integrates and analyzes aspects of safety to provide quality patient-centered, team, and organizational care to improve patient outcomes.
  5. Evidence-Based Practice: The graduate will use clinical judgment based on the exploration and integration of evidence from interprofessional perspectives to improve patient outcomes.
  6. Teamwork and Collaboration: The graduate will effectively collaborate and communicate with interprofessional team members, inclusive of the patient and system, while advocating for quality care across the lifespan.
  7. Clinical Judgment: The graduate utilizes clinical judgment to make evidence based decisions for safe and high quality individual, family, community, or population outcomes.
  8. Professionalism: The graduate incorporates leadership and system thinking skills by following the Code of Ethics in their professional practice.

The Bachelor of Science in nursing program in the Nursing Department consists of the traditional pre-licensure BSN program and an RN to BSN completion program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Goals

The mission and philosophy of the Nursing Programs serve as a foundation for the development of program goals.  The baccalaureate program goals are to provide a curriculum which:

  1. Combines the foundation of liberal arts and biopsychosocial sciences with baccalaureate level nursing concepts.
  2. Fosters professional growth, professional development, clinical judgment, and a commitment to life-long learning at the baccalaureate level.
  3. Fosters compassion and respect for people from diverse cultures and the belief that each person has the right to participate in the fullness of life to the greatest extent possible.

Mission Statement

The Nursing Department is an integral, dynamic, and innovative entity committed to the education and preparation of diverse health care professionals in a faith-based academic institution while improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities through the application of evidence-based practice in a global environment.

Program Philosophy

Provide state of the art undergraduate and graduate nursing education that endows nursing graduates with the knowledge, values, and skills to work within collaborative interdisciplinary teams to provide safe patient-centered care in any setting.  Through the use of research evidence, health informatics, and knowledge of quality improvement, graduates will have the skill set to lead change in individual patient care settings, the community, and the nursing profession.

The undergraduate and graduate programs will provide a curriculum which fosters personal growth, professional development, and a commitment of service to the profession, lifelong learning, a community of respect, a commitment to social justice, and the freedom to explore spiritual traditions.

The RN to BSN degree completion program is specifically designed for working nurses who either desire or are required to obtain their baccalaureate degree in nursing. Students enrolled in the RN to BSN program are employed either full time or part time as fully licensed Registered Nurses with an associate’s degree or technical diploma in nursing. The goal of these students is not employment but rather promotion or advancement as a BSN prepared nurse. In many cases, the BSN is a requirement of the students’ current supervisory or managerial position.

Requirements for progression to the nursing major:

  • Associate degree in nursing or diploma from an accredited school of nursing
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse license in state of residency
  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions