Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online
Meet the demand for BSN-prepared RNs and prepare for career advancement with this accredited online program designed to be flexible and affordable for working nurses.
Explore our 100% online RN to BSN program
The RN to BSN online program from Eastern Michigan University gives you the clinical reasoning and leadership skills to thrive in the evolving health care sector. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing - prepared Registered Nurses are in demand more than ever before, our experienced faculty prepares graduates to think differently about their roles in patient care.
Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to give you a fine-tuned understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery. In this RN to BSN online program at Eastern Michigan University, current nurses will expand their leadership and advocacy skills, learn how to apply evidence-based research, and gain a foundation for systems-thinking and quality improvement processes.
There are three components to your online RN to BSN degree–the required nursing courses, nursing foundation courses, and general education courses. You may have already taken nursing foundation and general education courses at your prior institution. These will be evaluated after you are admitted to EMU and an advisor assists you in developing your program of study. Since this is unique to every applicant, it is not possible to list every possible program of study, but we will work with you to create the best experience for you while meeting the standards for a BSN degree.
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In this RN to BSN online program, students will learn:
- Foundational elements of professional nursing
- Approaches to community health nursing, including ethical decision-making and cultural sensitivity
- Leadership and advocacy skills for the professional nurse
- How to apply evidence-based research and a foundation for systems-thinking and quality improvement processes
The EMU School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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Tuition and Fees
Discover the value of our affordable tuition
The RN to BSN online tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may also be available for eligible students.
Dates you need to know
This RN to BSN program is delivered in a convenient online format—featuring 7.5 week courses and 6 start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the best start date for you, along with corresponding deadlines for submitting your application and paying tuition.
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Follow our streamlined admission requirements
The RN to BSN online program admission process is streamlined and accessible to help you get started right away. Be sure to make note of all requirements for admission, what documents you need and where to send them.
- Valid RN license
- Full admission to EMU
- GPA of at least 2.5
You must meet the following requirements for admission to the RN to BSN online program:
- Complete an online application
- Be fully admitted to Eastern Michigan University
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Provide a copy of valid, unencumbered RN license.
- Submit all official transcripts to Eastern Michigan University
Documentation can be sent via email to:
If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:
Office of Admissions
Eastern Michigan University
P.O. Box 921
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Have a question? Call 844-351-9389
Take a look at our RN to BSN online classes
In order to earn the RN to BSN online at Eastern Michigan University, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), including seven nursing core courses (21 credit hours), two electives (6 credit hours) and a 3-hour capstone course. All courses are 7.5 weeks in length. As an online student you will take all your classes with EMU instructors, just like you would if you were here on campus.
General Education Courses
General Education courses may be needed for the completion of your degree. After admission to the University, your academic adviser will assist in determining which courses are required to ensure your degree completion. Required general education courses can be taken online at the same program rate. For the complete listing of these requirements, visit the EMU general education page.
Nursing Foundation Courses
All nursing students at EMU are required to have taken a 100-level chemistry course, general psychology, developmental psychology, sociology or anthropology, microbiology and dietetics. These courses will be evaluated from your prior institution. You may be required to take some of these courses at additional cost if you have never taken them.
See our online RN to BSN FAQ page for more information.
Ranked in the "Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs" by ValueColleges.com (2015)