With innovative virtual learning tools, 10 nursing classes, a practice learning experience with little or no travel, you can add to the skills you already have and earn your degree in as little as 15 months* in Walden’s online RN to BSN program.

The Institute of Medicine is calling for nurses to take the lead in improving the healthcare system, and RNs must enhance their education to meet this challenge.† As you work toward your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), you will exchange valuable perspectives and share insights with fellow RNs as you continue to hone your leadership skills and practice.

Why choose Walden’s RN to BSN online program?

Our CCNE-accredited RN-BSN online completion program is designed with your professional goals and busy lifestyle in mind:

  • Two program tracks, the RN- BSN and RN-BSN - MSN depending on your higher education goals.
  • Start taking nursing courses from day one. With 10 nursing courses required, you can complete this program in as little as 15 months.*
  • Gain valuable skills through a practice learning experience with little or no travel.
  • If eligible, transfer up to 75% of your credits, or 135 of the 181 quarter credits required.
  • Implement what you learn immediately to improve the health of your community and the reputation of your healthcare environment.
  • Hone your health assessment skills with Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®, an immersive virtual learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Apply leadership and informatics concepts in decision making to promote patient safety and quality care.
  • Use evidence based on the sciences, humanities, and research to guide nursing practice across the health-illness continuum in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Evaluate the implications of policy on issues of access, equity, affordability, and social justice in healthcare delivery, including the health of vulnerable populations and healthcare disparities.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills to improve patient outcomes.
  • Implement individual and population-focused interventions to promote health and to prevent and manage disease and injuries.
  • Exhibit accountability for personal and professional behaviors in accordance with standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct with a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Provide patient-centered nursing care based on a comprehensive and focused health assessment across the lifespan using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.

Walden’s BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).CCNE logo

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

†The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” on the Internet atwww.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health.aspx (viewed online October 12, 2015). Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.


Jonas Nguh

Jonas Nguh

PhD in Public Health / BSN Graduate
My experience at Walden was exceptional. After enrolling in and completing the BSN program, I learned that I have more than enough time to continue learning and developing in my profession.
Walden’s classes strengthened my leadership skills and supported me to help homeless people and veterans within my community.
I re-enrolled at Walden in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program as a result of the comfort and confidence I felt pursuing my first degree with Walden.
Tereasa A. Hughes BSN Completion Program Graduate and MSN Student
Tereasa Hughes
Alvin Mena Cantero MSN Graduate
Alvin Mena Centaro
Andrew Gross MSN Graduate / DNP Student
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