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RN to BSN Online

This program is designed for intellectually curious, compassionate, globally aware nurses seeking to advance their education, practice, and career.

10/04/21 Next Apply Date
10/11/21 Start Class


Get to know the online RN to BSN track at Nevada State

$7,650 In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Our online RN to BSN track at Nevada State College will prepare you to better support the whole patient, families, communities, and societies through a caring-healing nursing practice.

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

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

24 to 48 hours

Admission decisions within 24 to 48 hours

Block transfer

Block transfer of 38 General Education credits*

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37 Prior Learning Credits for the NCLEX*

90 percent Certified

90% of our faculty are certified as online instructors

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.

Enhanced nursing career opportunities

Through this track, 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.

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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 track.

CCNE accredited nursing

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Nevada State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Find out how and when to pay

Nevada State College offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for both in- and out-of-state students. The RN to BSN online track has an in-state tuition of $7,650 (including fees) and an out-of-state tuition of $8,900 (including fees), plus a one-time $30 application fee.

Tuition breakdown:

$7,650 In-State Tuition

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

Online RN to BSN Track Tuition and Fees

In-State Students: $7,650
Out-of-State Students: $8,900

Note: Price does not include cost of general education courses and is subject to change annually.

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

Students who wish to apply for Federal & State financial aid must complete a FAFSA application as early as possible, 4-6 weeks before the intended Start Date if at all possible.

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 [email protected].

Learn more about our financial aid programs.


See milestones to guide your student journey

Nevada State College offers multiple start dates throughout the year so you can begin coursework at a time that is best for you. See the chart below for upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Now Enrolling:

10/04/21 Next Apply Date
10/11/21 Start Class

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Application Available Document Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall B October 11, 2021 October 4, 2021 April 1, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 8, 2021 December 4, 2021
Spring A January 18, 2022 January 11, 2022 August 1, 2021 January 11, 2022 January 14, 2022 March 5, 2022
Spring B March 7, 2022 February 28, 2022 August 1, 2021 February 28, 2022 March 4, 2022 April 30, 2022
Summer A May 9, 2022 May 2, 2022 September 1, 2022 May 2, 2022 May 6, 2022 June 25, 2022
Summer B June 27, 2022 June 20, 2022 September 1, 2022 June 20, 2022 June 24, 2022 August 13, 2022

Discover what sets us apart

Our reputation, flexibility, and affordability are designed to foster your success.

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Nevada State College?


Check requirements for this online nursing track

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at Nevada State College. Please review the admission guidelines carefully.

Current RN license Within seven weeks of acceptance
Associate degree or diploma From a regionally accredited nursing program
Minimum 2.0 GPA On previous coursework

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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 track.
    • Recent graduates must obtain RN license within seven weeks of acceptance.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Copy of government issued identification.

Applicants to the RN to BSN track will receive admission decisions within 24 to 48 hours.

Nevada State College is authorized to offer online education to students in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Students are required to hold an active, unencumbered license in the state in which they reside and/or in the state where the student's practice experiences will occur. These states must be listed as approved above.


Your success is our priority

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Read about our online RN to BSN track curriculum

The RN to BSN online curriculum includes 12 courses totaling 36 credit hours, including an online practice experience for program synthesis. All courses are in either a 7-week or 8-week format.

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. If applicable, students may block transfer ADN credits.*

*Students may block transfer in 38 credits earned at the completion of an associate degree in nursing from an accredited community college or four-year university. A maximum of nine credit hours (MATH 120, ENG 102 and CH 203) may be needed to satisfy the general education requirement. Students will also receive 37 Prior Learning Credits for prior nursing coursework and successful completion of the NCLEX.

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Students must take the following courses:

This self-paced course is designed to help you become a successful online learner and acclimate to the online learning environment. The orientation will provide you with an introduction to your online courses and help you become familiar with the necessary tools to access course components, resources, and other information you need to succeed. Upon completion of this orientation course, you will be better prepared to participate in the online learning environment. Once completed, a digital badge is assigned to your personal account indicating completion.

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. This course includes assignments that require direct clinical practice. Pre-requisite(s): Admission to the RN to BSN track.

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a foundational knowledge of nursing theories, and historical trends in nursing education and practice that leads to growth in 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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409 - May take concurrently with NURS 409

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. This course includes assignments that require direct clinical practice. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409 - May take concurrently with NURS 409

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 formational knowledge base will enable nurses to understand and reflect, within a Caring Science framework, on the current state of global health. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409; MATH 120 or equivalent

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. This course includes assignments that require direct clinical practice. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409; NURS 330; ENG 102 or equivalent

Credit Hours: 3

The focus of this course is on the theoretical basis for the practices 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. This course includes assignments that require direct clinical practice. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

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. Pre-requisite(s): NURS 409

Credit Hours: 3

The final nursing course provides the RN to BSN nursing student the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge from previous coursework in the development of an evidence-based practice change project. With the help of a Registered Nurse facilitator, you will initiate a proposal that may influence a practice change in a healthcare agency that has the potential for future implementation. This course includes assignments that require direct clinical practice. Pre-requisite(s): All core RN to BSN NURS coursework. - May take concurrently with NURS 451 or NURS 462


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