You’ve already got the experience as a registered nurse (RN). Now you can use that experience to open new doors in your career. Earn your degree on your terms with Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program by Tempo Learning®.

tempo logoAs an RN, you help shape positive patient experiences every day. By earning your BSN, you can make an even greater impact on quality of care while opening new doors in your career. Through Walden’s CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program now offered in our competency-based format, Tempo Learning®, you can pursue your degree anywhere, on any device, at any time—helping you build nursing skills that you can apply immediately on the job.

Tempo Learning’s competency-based approach lets you learn and advance at your own pace, allowing you to earn your BSN your way, with help from faculty when you need it. Use your firsthand knowledge and expertise to demonstrate what you already know by completing a series of competencies. With Tempo Learning, you benefit from the same high-quality education as your peers in Walden’s course-based BSN program—but on a schedule that works best for you.

Walden's RN-BSN Completion Program is designed for working professionals, allowing you to:

  • Customize your learning plan to accommodate your changing work shifts and meet the knowledge demands of the job.
  • Gain valuable skills through a practice learning experience and apply what you learn immediately in your career.
  • Prepare for positions such as head nurse, department manager, administrator, or other advanced nursing roles.1
  • Adjust how quickly you progress through the program, based on your time, knowledge, or skills.
  • Control your cost through a subscription-based model. 2

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.

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. 3

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.4 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.5

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

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 ( Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, 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.

1Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

2Cost and time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress. For information on estimating your time to degree completion with Tempo Learning®, call an enrollment advisor at 1-844-768-0534. No financial aid is currently available for this program.

3Source: 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.

4Source:, “11 Things to Know about New York’s BSN-in-10 Law

5Source:, “Military Nurse, Career Guide

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