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RN to BSN Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $7,300 In-State, $8,900 Out-of-State
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Program Overview

Our online RN to BSN program is designed for intellectually curious, compassionate, globally aware nurses seeking to advance their education, practice, and career. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to better support the whole patient, families, communities, and societies through a caring-healing practice.

Uniquely grounded in the principles of Dr. Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring, the online RN to BSN program at Nevada State College includes application of both the art and science of nursing.

Caring practice incorporates cultural sensitivity and humility, professionalism, leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, and expert clinical reasoning in the context of evidence-based practice to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care.

Caring Science serves as the foundation for each nursing course to guide you to a more mindful, authentic healing-caring practice.

Enhanced Nursing Career Opportunities

Through this program, you will learn to be a collaborative leader and emerge as a more confident nursing professional. Because of the School of Nursing's emphasis on compassion, equanimity, and holistic practice, graduates can lead patients and colleagues into the contemporary practice of authentic healing-caring practice.

Giving you a platform to advance

Our goal is to prepare you for a career, not just a job. Learn more about our quality nursing program.


In order to complete your RN to BSN degree online at Nevada State College, you will complete 12 core nursing (NURS) courses totaling 36 credit hours*. Our flexible, 7-week online course structure allows you to complete your coursework on a full-time or part-time basis. These courses will establish essential nursing theory, philosophy, and application to emphasize the significance of Caring Science within your practice.

*General education and NURS prerequisites will be reviewed for completion.

To see the full list of our RN to BSN online courses, view courses.


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at Nevada State College. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. Applicants to the RN to BSN online program must hold a current RN license, along with an associate degree from a regionally accredited nursing program and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Diploma nurses are encouraged to inquire about admission specifics.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online admission requirements, view admissions.


Nevada State College is known for having affordable tuition for both in- and out-of-state students. The RN to BSN online program has an in-state tuition of $7,300 (including fees) and an out-of-state tuition of $8,900 (including fees). To help make the cost more manageable, students can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a one-time $30 application fee.

To learn more about our RN to BSN online tuition, view tuition.


Nevada State College offers multiple start dates throughout the year so students can begin coursework at a time that is best for them. Students should consider all relevant deadlines, such as the application date and required documents deadline, for admission. After those steps are completed, students must register for classes and pay for tuition by the payment due date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the RN to BSN online, view calendar.



The RN to BSN online curriculum includes 12 courses totaling 36 credit hours, including an online practice experience for program synthesis.

In addition to the nursing courses, some general education courses may be required for completion. These courses include CH 203, ENG 102, and MATH 120.

Program Courses

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is to introduce the learner to Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring with emphasis on the application of the Caritas to personal and professional environments. This course will take the learner through a personal journey of self-reflection and self-exploration, all the while laying a foundation for theory-in-practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a foundational knowledge of nursing theories and historical trends in nursing education and practice that impact the role of the professional nurse. Identification of current issues in nursing and healthcare will enhance the basis of the learner’s professional nursing practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the theory and practice of holistic health assessment across the lifespan utilizing a developmental model and theory of human caring based on focused case studies of children, adults, and the geriatric patient.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide a foundational understanding of global health issues from a multidisciplinary perspective regarding public health challenges as they are shaped by political, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of globalization. This foundational knowledge base will enable nurses to understand and reflect, within the Caring Sciences framework, on the current state of global health.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for effective, ethical, and compassionate delivery of patient care through application of clinical information systems and bioethical principles. Emerging trends in information technology and current issues in bioethics will be explored.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an understanding, through a holistic perspective, of the theory and practice of conscious dying. Students will gain knowledge through self-reflection about their own beliefs surrounding death and dying. Students will enhance their ability to provide sensitive, loving, equanimous, and individualized care to patients and their families as they navigate the sacred passage from life to death.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to biostatistics for nursing and allied health professionals. The course covers descriptive statistics, basic probability concepts and distributions, classic estimation and hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, sampling and survey construction, analysis of frequency and count data, and measures of validity and reliability. This advanced statistical knowledge allows nurses to understand and use healthcare research. Prerequisite: MATH 120

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course uses a wellness approach to holistically explore the care of aging populations. Students identify the complexity of aging through examination of geriatric syndromes, and understand that aging is an individualized process involving a vulnerable, yet thriving population.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focus on the community as the client, including community assessment and assessment of the needs within populations. Understand the relationship between health, disease, and the environment, with emphasis on the role of community health agencies and programs for communities in need of health care support, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is on the theoretical basis for the processes used in leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings for the purpose of providing and improving patient care that is developmentally and culturally appropriate. Analyzes the roles of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling resources in a changing healthcare delivery system. Learners critically analyze a variety of societal, economic, political, and professional issues that influence contemporary nursing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the philosophical basis for the development of nursing science and the inquiry of knowledge. The relationships between nursing theory, science, research, and evidence in practice will be explored. Students analyze nursing theories, concepts, research methodologies, and Ways of Knowing within the perceived worldview. Prerequisite: NURS 330

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The final nursing course provides the RN to BSN nursing student with an experiential learning practicum. The setting, where health care is delivered or health issues are explored, will be designated learning sites. The student will integrate new practice related knowledge and skills to a focused project. Students will integrate knowledge of nursing researching, leadership/management, and nursing theories to design, implement, and lead a project that will improve client outcomes under the direction of the site mentor. The practicum is designed collaboratively with the didactic faculty member and carried out in an appropriate health care or community based care setting.


Admission Requirements

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Associate degree or diploma from a regionally accredited nursing program.
  • Current, unencumbered RN license. The license must be maintained and unencumbered throughout the course of the program.
  • Recent graduates must obtain RN license within seven weeks of acceptance.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Copy of government issued identification.

Your success is our priority

Online doesn't mean on your own. At Nevada State, we're here to help.

Nevada State College is authorized to offer online education to students in Nevada, California, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Oklahoma and Oregon and North Carolina through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Arizona, Montana and Oklahoma residents must be licensed by their state.

We are adding states every day, so please fill out the inquiry form, and we will contact you as the program becomes available in your state.



Nevada State College is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education.

RN to BSN Online Program Tuition and Fees

In-State Students: $7,300
Out-of-State Students: $8,900

Note: Price does not include cost of general education courses that may be required.

Financial Aid

Nevada State College is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility. With access to numerous federal and school-based financial aid resources, don't let finances be a barrier to your education and career goals.

Our RN to BSN online program is financial aid eligible. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester and meet any other financial aid requirements

To apply for financial aid, including grants and federal loans, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 041143. Find additional information and deadlines.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nevada State College Financial Aid Services at 702-992-2150 or email

Learn more about our financial aid programs.



Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II October 16, 2017 October 9, 2017 October 9, 2017 October 13, 2017 December 9, 2017
Spring I January 16, 2018 January 9, 2018 January 9, 2018 January 12, 2018 March 3, 2018
Spring II March 5, 2018 February 26, 2018 February 26, 2018 March 2, 2018 April 28, 2018
Summer I May 7, 2018 April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 4, 2018 June 23, 2018
Summer II June 25, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 22, 2018 August 11, 2018
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