With innovative virtual learning tools, 10 nursing courses, and a practice learning experience with little or no travel, you can add to the skills you already have and earn your degree in Walden’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program.

The Institute of Medicine is calling for nurses to take the lead in improving the healthcare system, and RNs must enhance their education to meet this challenge.1 As you work toward your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, you will exchange valuable perspectives and share insights with fellow RNs as you continue to hone your leadership and practical skills.

Why choose Walden’s online RN to BSN degree program?

Our Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited RN-BSN online completion program is designed with your professional goals and busy lifestyle in mind:

  • Choose from two program tracks, the RN-BSN and RN-BSN-MSN, depending on your higher education goals.
  • Start taking nursing courses from day one.
  • Gain valuable skills through a practice learning experience with little or no travel.
  • Transfer up to 75% of your credits, or 135 of the 181 quarter credits required, if eligible.
  • Implement what you learn immediately to improve the health of your community and the reputation of your healthcare environment.
  • Hone your health assessment skills with Digital Learning Experience™ by Shadow Health®, an immersive virtual learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree 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 lifespan using sound clinical judgment as well as developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.

Career Impact

As an RN, you already are making a difference in the lives of patients and the health of your community. When you earn your BSN, you acquire additional skills in leadership, case management, and health promotion, which can boost your career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for registered nurses is expected to grow 15% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the national average for all occupations.2

Additionally, New York’s BSN-in-10 legislation was signed into law in December 2017, requiring RNs to obtain a BSN for relicensure within 10 years’ time. Rhode Island and New Jersey have proposed similar legislation.3 And, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force require that their members hold a bachelor’s degree in order to practice as an active-duty registered nurse.4

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

  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice care settings
  • Insurance companies
  • Hospital specialty units
  • Magnet hospitals
  • Healthcare foundations
  • Community organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • Military healthcare organizations
  • Nursing organizations
  • Minority nurse advocacy groups


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) – Tempo Learning®

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Tempo Learning® provides an innovative way for you to control how you work toward your degree.

  • Flexibility that fits your schedule
  • Control what you learn and when
  • Set your price by setting your pace
  • Let your experience work for you

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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 (www.ccneaccreditation.org). 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.

1Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine, “The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health”

2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. National job growth estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

3Source: Nurse.com, “11 Things to Know about New York’s BSN-in-10 Law

4Source: Nurse.org, “Military Nurse, Career Guide

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