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Nursing (RN to B.S.N.)

Bachelor of Science

Earning your B.S.N. isn’t just about advancing your career. It’s about expanding your impact.

Bethel’s RN to B.S.N. provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to take the next step in their nursing career. You’ll develop meaningful relationships with faculty and peers as you build on your education and previous experience. Our program is offered online, with degree completion in as few as 10 months. Through practical instruction and experience-based learning, you’ll be equipped to advance your career and expand your impact in healthcare.

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Nursing (RN to B.S.N)

Our nursing program will provide you with a top-notch education with hands-on experience so that you’re ready to give your patients excellent, evidence-based care.

This program requires you have an unencumbered US RN license. If you are not a registered nurse, check out our pre-licensure nursing program.

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Delivery Online
Location Online
Credits 39
Tuition per Credit $300
Estimated Total Tuition $12,480*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

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Upcoming Events

APR 20 2021

Nursing (RN to B.S.N.) Online Information Session

Noon CT Online

Learn more about our RN to B.S.N. program during our online info session!

APR 20 2021

Admissions Online Quick Connect Workshops

7 p.m. CT Online

Are you interested in our Adult Undergraduate, Graduate, or Seminary programs? Check out these online Quick Connect Workshops to learn more!

APR 27 2021

Admissions Online Quick Connect Workshops

Noon CT Online

Are you interested in our Adult Undergraduate, Graduate, or Seminary programs? Check out these online Quick Connect Workshops to learn more!

MAY 4 2021

Admissions Online Quick Connect Workshops

Noon CT Online

Are you interested in our Adult Undergraduate, Graduate, or Seminary programs? Check out these online Quick Connect Workshops to learn more!

Preparing Nurses for Holistic Practice

The healthcare field is constantly changing. That’s why evidence-based practice is a hallmark of Bethel’s nursing program. Our specialized faculty will help you combine your experience with the most current research so that your decisions will result in the best outcome for each patient. In doing so, you’ll gain critical thinking skills and competency to function in a variety of nursing professions.

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Program Highlights

Nursing leadership skills

Learn how to influence the quality of healthcare within changing local and global healthcare systems as a leader in your organization.

Flexible program options

Begin classes on any of our nine start dates throughout the year. Take courses online, and finish in as few as 10 months.

Personal approach

Develop meaningful relationships with highly-credentialed faculty who care not only about what you’re learning, but who you’re becoming. Bethel nursing professors have practical experience and will equip you with knowledge that will apply immediately to your work setting.

Christian worldview

Bethel professors teach their courses from a Christian perspective and help you to understand how to treat your patients holistically—body, mind, and spirit. This allows you to provide meaningful care that promotes the health of diverse individuals, families, communities, and systems.

Cultural competence

The world is more globalized than ever. That’s why the best nurses work sensitively with those from other cultures and backgrounds to ensure the best outcomes. Learn to care for persons from all walks of life so you know how to best serve individuals from our diverse society.

Lifelong learning

Become proficient in research skills to keep up with a changing healthcare system and provide the best care. You’ll become a resource in your healthcare setting as you learn how to follow trends and integrate them in your practice and career. You can also continue on to your M.S. in Nurse Midwifery degree at Bethel.

More Career Options

With a B.S. in Nursing, you’ll leave qualified for the many positions that require a bachelor’s degree. In addition to increased employment options, earning your B.S.N. can lead to higher pay, career advancement, and leadership opportunities in your workplace.


Learn how to:

  • Develop as a leader in healthcare
  • Apply research to nursing
  • Problem solve in a constantly changing context
  • Make informed clinical judgments
  • Become a life-long learner
  • Understand the role of professional nursing practice
  • Focus on underserved populations
  • Examine the impact of culture on health and illness
  • Understand nursing informatics as it relates to the nursing profession
  • Grow in effective communication skills
  • Think broadly about nursing issues


Our graduates become:

  • Public health nurses
  • School nurses
  • Nursing case managers
  • Nursing administrators
  • Patient educators
  • Home health nurses


Our graduates work in places like:

  • Regions Hospital
  • St. Paul Children’s Hospital
  • United Hospital
  • Unity Hospital
  • Fairview Medical Center
  • North Memorial Hospital
  • St. John’s Hospital and Clinics
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • HealthPartners

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