Cost is an important factor for nurses who are considering returning to school for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Eastern Michigan University’s online RN to BSN program was created for working nurses who need an affordable and flexible path to a bachelor’s degree. EMU’s RN to BSN may save you time, as you won’t have to repeat nursing courses you’ve already taken.

Affordable RN to BSN for Working Nurses

Many traditional BSN programs are difficult to complete unless you quit your job or go part time. With traditional, on-campus programs you need time away from work to complete assignments, attend classes and participate in labs. As such, participating in a traditional degree program may be difficult for some nurses, particularly for those who work full time or have extensive responsibilities outside of school. Giving up your salary to participate in classes and study for your degree can be difficult if not impossible.

Online RN to BSN programs are designed differently. Our nursing students have already completed fundamental nursing coursework and have real-world nursing experience. These RNs have either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a nursing diploma, which are the foundation of BSN degrees. An RN to BSN degree program can bridge your ADN education directly into a BSN, reducing your tuition by only requiring the additional classes necessary to reach a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Savings with EMU’s RN to BSN

The EMU online RN to BSN program allows you to complete your degree while you work. The online nature of the program allows you to avoid commuting costs and complete schoolwork whenever it is convenient for you. While some institutions charge over $700 dollars per credit, each credit hour at EMU costs $328, for a total of $9,840 for 30 hours. (Total cost varies depending on your previously earned credits). Fees are also part of the tuition cost, making the total cost of your degree more predictable. In-state and out-of-state students both pay the same rate. You can complete the 30 hours of required coursework in as few as 16 months, so you can advance your career quickly with your new BSN.

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable way to earn your BSN, consider EMU’s online RN to BSN program. You can complete this degree while you work, saving yourself time and money.

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