Complete the RN to BSN Online Program With Simmons University

Earn your RN to BSN in as few as 15 months


Expand your role as a compassionate, socially responsive nurse and patient advocate. As a student in Simmons’ online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program for registered nurses (RN), you will expand the clinical, scientific, evidence-based decision-making, and humanistic skills needed to advance in your profession — and grow your ability to provide lifesaving care for your patients.

In the online RN to BSN program, you’ll attend live, face-to-face online classes with expert Simmons faculty and participate in immersive clinical experiences, all of which will prepare you to:

  • gain greater confidence and capability as a nursing professional
  • design and manage comprehensive, evidence-based plans of patient care
  • ethically analyze systemic health care issues
  • educate patients and empower communities

Already have your BSN and an RN license? Continue to grow your nursing career in our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

Apply to the RN-BSN Online Program

Complete the RN to BSN online program with Simmons University and prepare to make a difference in patient and community health. Apply to join our next class of driven women.

Application Requirements

Our application process is intentionally personal and holistic. We want to get to know you as an individual, as well as your past academic endeavors and your future potential.

Learn about our application requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our RN to BSN online cost is designed to break down barriers and make a high-quality undergraduate education accessible for the next generation of women leaders.

Learn more about tuition and explore financial aid options.

The Online RN to BSN Program Curriculum

128 credits needed to graduate

Up to 94 transfer credits accepted

If you are an RN driven to take your career on a fast track, our RN to BSN online program curriculum will prepare you to rise as a nursing professional. You will start strong — up to 94 proficiency credits can be transferred in, which includes both academic credits and credits we offer for professional experience.

Qualified RN Applicants Automatically Receive 94 Transfer Credits

Earn your RN to BSN in as few as 15 months

Applicants who have completed an Associates Degree in Nursing program from a regionally accredited college or university and have passed the NCLEX Registered Nurse Examination will be awarded credit as a block of 72 credits. Applicants with an unencumbered/unrestricted active RN license will be awarded 22 credits. Totaling 94 transfer credits. 

Learn more about transfer credits and explore the RN to BSN online program curriculum.

In engaging online courses, you will explore areas such as contemporary issues in professional nursing, health assessment, and the health care system. You will also gain hands-on experience through 80 hours of clinical placements focused on community health and leadership. In a variety of clinical settings in or near your own community, you will put your new knowledge into practice — while keeping patient-centered care at the heart of all you do.

Learn more about transfer credits and explore the RN to BSN online program curriculum.

The Simmons Online Experience

Our immersive and engaging digital campus was developed based on years of research into effective online teaching and learning. Here, you’ll work closely with Simmons faculty mentors, collaborate with bright and motivated peers, and grow your understanding of marketing and other business topics through interactive coursework.

Discover the Simmons online experience.

Where Can an Online RN to BSN Take You?

As an RN with a BSN degree, you will be ready to advance from technical nursing practice to professional nursing practice. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 82 percent of health care employers expressed a strong preference for BSN program graduates as of August 2020.1

Simmons RN to BSN graduates excel in many health care settings beyond the hospital — including critical care, outpatient care, community neighborhood clinics, public health, nurse education, and more. Many graduates go on to earn their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The Next Phase of Your Nursing Education

Stay on track toward higher levels of nursing and leadership — once you complete your BSN, Simmons provides a streamlined process for continuing on into our online MSN and online DNP programs.

Ready to complete your BSN online with Simmons?

Complete the form below and prepare to expand your scope of practice — and make a positive impact on patients’ lives.

1 Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses (2020). American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Retrieved April 28, 2021, from arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference