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Choose an accredited online BSN program with the flexibility to fit your busy schedule.

You touch patients’ lives every day with your care and compassion. Continue your journey to nursing excellence with Walden’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited RN to BSN online completion program. A BSN prepares registered nurses with additional skills in leadership, case management, and health promotion as outlined in the Future of Nursing movement.

Why Complete Your RN to BSN Online With Walden?

  • Earn your BSN your way. With three degree completion options, you can choose a bachelor’s in nursing path that makes sense for your busy, unpredictable schedule.
  • Develop skills that set you apart: Walden’s CCNE-accredited RN to BSN curriculum is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials. Get the nursing credentials required in many hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
  • Gain hands-on experience to help you excel: Practice health assessment skills through Digital Clinical Experiences™ by Shadow Health—a realistic, interactive simulation. Collaborate with other RNs in the field during integrated practice experiences.
  • Take nursing courses from day one: While other RN to BSN programs may require you to take non-nursing courses first, Walden’s program includes nursing courses as soon as you begin. Apply what you learn immediately on the job.
  • School of Nursing teaching faculty all hold doctorates. Benefit from practical coursework developed by leading healthcare experts, taught by faculty with the highest academic credentials and real-world nursing expertise.

You’ve Got Options

The best path is forging your own path. Pick the BSN completion option that works for you.

  • Course-Based: Earn your BSN degree by focusing on one class at a time through guided instruction and pay-per-credit/course.
  • Competency-Based: Earn your degree at your own pace and pay an all-you-can-learn subscription fee.
  • RN to BSN Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM): Earn up to 15 master’s-level credits as an undergraduate, saving you time and money on a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

Walden Facts

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Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 12% through 2028—much faster than the national average.1
According to a 2018 AACN survey, 88.4% of employers at hospitals and healthcare settings said they strongly prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor's degree.2

Position Yourself for Career Growth

A BSN can lay a strong foundation for your future, preparing you for more responsibilities, higher earnings, and advanced degrees. Exchange valuable perspectives and insights with other RNs as you continue to hone your leadership and practical skills. Implement what you learn immediately to improve the health of your community and the reputation of your healthcare environment.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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 life span using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.
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You want more out of your nursing career. We have the resources to help you get there. From dedicated faculty to exceptional student support, you’re never alone—Walden is with you at every step. Find out what makes our online BSN experience different.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Gain a Career Edge

As the population ages and baby boomers retire, nurses are more in demand than ever before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses will grow by 12% through 2028—much faster than the national average.1

In nursing, education matters. With an influx of graduates entering the field, a BSN can give you a competitive edge. According to a 2018 AACN survey, 88.4% of employers at hospitals and healthcare settings said they strongly prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree.2

What Can I Do With a BSN?

A BSN may qualify you for more nursing jobs or even help you advance into a leadership role. A bachelor’s in nursing also serves as a bridge to an advanced degree, whether you intend to pursue your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or go all the way to a doctorate.

Registered nurses who hold a BSN are prepared to pursue a variety of roles in inpatient and outpatient settings, including the ones below.

  • Insurance companies
  • Magnet hospitals
  • Healthcare foundations
  • Community organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • Military healthcare organizations
  • Nursing organizations
  • Minority nurse advocacy groups

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this BSN program.

Increase Your Earning Potential

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a BSN holder is $82,000.3


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
Andrew Gross

1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

2Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses.

3Source: PayScale, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (September 2019). National salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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