RN to BSN Program Overview
Earn your BSN online
If you’re a Registered Nurse looking to advance their career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, then enrolling in the RN to BSN at Eagle Gate College is a great first step to your journey! Our RN to BSN program provides you with necessary knowledge and skills you’ll need to earn your degree and pursue a career as a BSN-trained Registered Nurse. Upon graduation, you’ll have the credentials you need to seek management positions, higher salaries, and leadership roles within the nursing field.
Our RN to BSN curriculum will provide you with an in-depth exploration of evidence-based practices that can be applied on the job. The program is ideal for busy healthcare professionals, as students have the flexibility of online coursework and a curriculum that matches their career goals.
In as little as 20 months you can earn your BSN degree and take your nursing career to the next level. Fill out the information form below and one of our helpful admissions representatives will contact you shortly about next steps!
Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know
What does RN to BSN mean?
If you are a Registered Nurse with an associate degree, and are looking to advance your career, you might want to pursue a BSN degree. Earning your BSN degree will allow you to further your studies, advance your career, find greater opportunities, and seek higher salaries. The RN to BSN program provides registered nurses the opportunity to earn their BSN in as little as 20 months.
Is there a pay increase for BSN-trained nurses?
In general, a Registered Nurse with a BSN degree can expect a higher salary than an RN with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). This is because a BSN degree is a higher field of study and requires more years of education and higher levels of training.
What courses are required to earn a BSN degree?
While it depends on the school, BSN students typically take anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, and adult, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. To give you a better idea, here are some other RN to BSN classes offered at Eagle Gate College: Foundations and Perspectives for BSN; Health Assessment of Individuals and Populations; Complex Nursing Care; Healthcare Ethics, Policy, and Regulation; Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice; Nursing Leadership; and more.
How long are RN to BSN programs?
RN to BSN programs can usually be completed in about two years. At Eagle Gate College, you can earn your BSN degree online in as little as 20 months.
How difficult is RN to BSN?
An RN to BSN is achievable with good time management and organizational skills. This is because RN to BSN programs often maximize flexibility, which means students need to hold themselves accountable. In short: it all depends on you.
Can you get your RN to BSN online?
Although it can vary by school, some programs offer online courses or hybrid options. For instance, Eagle Gate College provides students with a flexible RN to BSN program that is offered entirely online. This is because the curriculum was designed by nursing faculty to satisfy the busy schedules of working adults.
What is the job outlook for BSN-trained Registered Nurses?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the overall employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 9 percent by 2030. This rate is faster than the average for all occupations (4%). The BLS has predicted this growth due to the aging population, rise of chronic conditions, need for preventive medicine, etc.
What is the cost of the RN to BSN program?
The cost of RN to BSN programs might be influenced by numerous factors. These can include your state, career goals, and personal finances. Eagle Gate College offers various financial aid options for prospective students. To learn more, please contact a school representative.
RN to BSN Program Curriculum
Our RN to BSN online program prepares graduates for employment as a professional nurse. Our program teaches students how to synthesize information from various disciplines. It also focuses on critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. You can graduate from our RN to BSN program by completing 120 semester credit hours over the course of 75-instructional weeks.
Our RN to BSN curriculum incorporates concepts from nursing, related disciplines, and education to facilitate the development of caring and ethical nurses. Our ultimate goal is to produce empowered healthcare professionals who practice patient-centered, evidence-based care for diverse populations. Throughout the RN to BSN program, you will benefit from online instruction, virtual practice, and practicum experience.
Below are some of the courses you’ll take while enrolled in our RN to BSN program:
- Foundations and Perspectives for BSN
- Health Assessment of Individuals and Populations
- Healthcare Systems and Quality Outcomes
- Complex Nursing Care
- Healthcare Ethics, Policy, and Regulation
- Aging Populations
- Community Health
- Global Health
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- Nursing Leadership
- BSN Practicum
RN to BSN Admissions Requirements
If you would like to enroll in our RN to BSN program, you must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:
- Complete an advisory phone call with a BSN admissions representative.
- Complete the admissions application.
- Submit all of the following documentation:
- Proof of current, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse
- Proof of education
Other steps may be required for this program. To learn more, please contact us here.
RN to BSN Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition costs for the RN to BSN program can vary depending on your situation. However, we offer several financial aid options to qualifying students. In fact, many Eagle Gate students use some form of financial aid to help cover the cost of their education. This is why we offer personalized counseling from a student finance advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
As a potential Eagle Gate student, you might have many options for student financial aid. Our experienced representatives can help you determine eligibility and apply for the program. Loans can be used to help you cover many college expenses, such as:
- Room and Board
- Computer Equipment
- Living Expenses
Please reach out to a financial aid representative for more information.
Registered Nurse Career Overview
Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions . They also provide advice and emotional support to the patients and their families throughout treatment. Registered Nurses can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, ambulatory healthcare services, nursing and residential care facilities, government settings, and educational services. Registered nurses’ duties and responsibilities often depend on where they work as well as the patients they work with. BSN-trained nurses can pursue nursing specialties that will give them the opportunity to work with the specific patient groups that interest them the most.
There’s never been a better time to earn a BSN degree as Registered Nurses are in high Demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 9 percent by 2030. Earning your BSN will also lead to higher earning potential. According to the BLS, Registered Nurses earn an average salary of $80,010 per year, and RNs who earn salaries in the 90th percentile can make more than $116,000 per year.
Without a doubt, Registered Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare industry and are considered modern-day heroes.
Please note that wage data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) or other third-party sources may not be an accurate reflection of all areas of the country, may not account for the employees’ years of experience, and may not reflect the wages or outlook of entry-level employees, such as graduates of our program. (accessed on 11/15/2021)
BSN Program Acceditation
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is CCNE Accredited.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Eagle Gate College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).