Not all RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online programs are the same. Reputation, quality and flexibility can make a world of difference.

Our fully online program offers:

  • Only nine required nursing courses, each lasting seven weeks (except for 14-week capstone)
  • An adjustable, flexible schedule with six start dates per year
  • Easy credit transfer from previous programs
  • Accredited program, allowing for graduate education

Admissions Changes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is offering early admission to the RN to BSN online program. Recent graduates of an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program within the past four months with a temporary license from their state can apply for admission. For more information, view our Admissions page.

RN-BSN Full- and Part-Time Options

Our RN-BSN program offers flexible scheduling options. Complete your degree with nine core nursing courses by choosing a full-time course load or one of two part-time options.

The full-time option lets you complete the program in nine months, or two semesters.

Complete the program part-time in either three semesters by taking three courses a semester, or five semesters at a less-intense pace of two courses per semester.

Note: These timelines do not include prerequisite courses. If you haven't completed those courses before entering the program, you must add them to their schedule, which could prolong the time it takes to earn your degree.

RN-BSN Application Deadlines

The RN-BSN program admits students each semester.

RN-BSN Online Deadlines by Semester Start
Spring Summer Fall
Nov. 1 March 1 July 1

RN-BSN Admission Requirements

  • A completed University of Cincinnati online application
  • Official transcripts of previous college coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 recommended. Competitive applications with a GPA below 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Documented completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN licenseĀ 
    • Graduates of an associate degree program within the past four months who have a temporary license from their state to practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for admission to the RN to BSN Online program.
  • Application fee

RN-BSN Program Overview

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