Nursing (RN to B.S.N.) Program

Bachelor of Science

With a B.S. in Nursing, you’ll learn how to leverage your passion and experience to take the next step in your nursing career.

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Finish in as few as

10 months

Cost per credit


Discover learning that fits your life. In Bethel’s RN to B.S.N. program, you’ll combine your nursing experience with the most current research, so that you’ll be able to level up—not only in your career, but in the care you provide your patients. Our online program is led by compassionate and experienced faculty, who will help you gain critical thinking skills, new competencies, and the ability to care for the whole patient—body, mind, and spirit.

Program Details

Through Bethel’s RN to B.S.N program, you’ll learn how to provide meaningful care that promotes the health of people from diverse families, communities, and systems. 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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At Bethel, your professional, life, military, and past educational experience could count as credits toward your degree. Save time and money. Find out more about how you could qualify for and earn college credits.

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Program Highlights

Nursing leadership skills

Become a leader in your workplace, able to influence the quality of care within the ever-changing local and global healthcare systems.

Cultural competence

At Bethel, you’ll learn to care for persons from all ages and backgrounds so you can best serve individuals from our diverse society.

Faith-based approach

Bethel professors teach their courses from a faith-based perspective, helping you to understand how to treat your patients holistically—body, mind, and spirit.

Flexible format

Our online format allows you to complete coursework without leaving your healthcare community. You can complete the program in as few as 10 months.

Compassionate faculty

Bethel nursing faculty care about their students. They love to serve as mentors and meet their students wherever they’re at in life, education, and career.

Lifelong learning

Become proficient in research skills so you can keep up with a changing healthcare system, become a resource in your healthcare setting, and provide the best care.

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Learning that Fits Your Life

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Now more than ever, our world needs compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare providers, and Bethel’s RN to B.S.N. program will increase your capacity to meet that need. Under the mentorship of experienced faculty and in collaboration with other nurses on similar journeys, you’ll further unlock your potential as a healthcare professional. 


10-year alumni who serve in leadership roles


of 5-year alumni are involved in leadership roles

- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a B.S. in Nursing?

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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