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RN-BSN Degree 

Make your experience count with EKU’s accredited, accelerated online RN to BSN program for working nurses. Earn your BSN with just 29 credit hours. Graduate in as little as 18 months*!

Join a supportive, encouraging educational community and receive individualized attention and advising. Our team is devoted to your continued success. Learn from nursing practice experts. Our CCNE-accredited program prepares you to excel in the workplace or a graduate nursing program.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 29 hours (take only nursing courses)*
Tuition: $460 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Career Options:  Registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, critical care nurse, intensive care nurse, licensed vocational nurse, travel nurse, medical and health services manager, advanced practice through graduate study

* See curriculum page for details.

Notes:  Credit will be received for general education requirements based on your associate in nursing, NCLEX licensure and professional experience.


Choose the graduation plan that works for you:

The Traditional Path:

The traditional path is the best choice for most EKU Online RN-BSN students. It is designed for students who:

  • Want to focus on one course every 8 weeks, adding a second course occasionally to earn their BSN in about 2 years
  • Want the flexibility to start their degree in the fall (August), spring (January) or summer (May) term. 

Sample Course Plans

The Accelerated Path:

The accelerated path is available for students who:

  • Want to graduate in 18 months by taking two courses most terms
  • Meet EKU’s criteria for general education certification
  • Have completed a statistics course with a grade of "C" or better
  • Can begin taking nursing courses at EKU in the fall (August) or spring (January) term

Contact your enrollment advisor to find out if you are eligible for review.

Sample Course Plans

What sets our program apart?

Build on your professional expertise through useful interactive discussions and meaningful course assignments. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as health promotion and disease prevention, quality, performance improvement, coordination of services and population health.

  • Earn your BSN in just 29 credit hours*
  • Ranked the Best Online RN-BSN in Kentucky
  • No required campus visits, no cohorts to join, no testing centers to visit
  • Credit for general education requirements based on:
    • Associate in nursing
    • NCLEX licensure
    • Professional experience
  • Clinical projects that can be completed in your own community
  • Convenient 8-week terms and personalized advising
  • Accelerated Path to graduate in 18 months*
  • Traditional Path with more time to focus on your job and family
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

*See curriculum page for details.

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

Learn more with our downloadable RN to BSN Program Handbook 2020-2021.

**State authorization restrictions may apply, please visit EKU’s state authorization map for current information.**