Fully Online. Flexible. Reputable.

Not all RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online programs are the same. The University of Cincinnati's reputation for quality online education and flexible options can make a world of difference.

Learn more about our nationally recognized RN to BSN Online program, designed to offer the flexibility working nurses need:

  • 100% online 
  • No clinicals required
  • Easy credit transfer from your previous programs 
  • Only 9 nursing courses
  • 6 start dates a year
  • Option to add a certificate in Public Health Nursing or follow the Nurse Educator track
  • CCNE accredited, allowing for graduate study
  • Curriculum focused on interprofessional evidence-based practice

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After obtaining several degrees from multiple colleges, I can officially say UC made it the least painful on a struggling single mother.

Michelle Lee, '21 Bryon, Ohio

I am proud to have completed my BSN at 22 — during a pandemic — and to being closer to reaching my goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. UC made it possible for me to work full time and complete my degree in three semesters.

Jessica Postlethwait, '21 Wellsburg, West Virginia

I am so proud of completing my BSN while taking care of my five children and working full-time. I never thought that I would be able to obtain my BSN this quickly.

Tina Lewis, '21 Cincinnati, Ohio

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals who have completed or are completing an associate degree program in nursing and have or will have an active RN license by the start of their first term are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit an online application and $50 application fee, along with transcripts from all post-secondary programs.


There are no courses required for admission. The program includes general education courses that can be taken along with core coursework. Individuals can begin the program without first completing the general education courses; however, it could prolong the time it takes to earn your bachelor's degree. Note: Many of the general education courses are satisfied in an associate degree program.


Nursing courses include:

  • Health Issues of Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations
  • Informatics for Professional Nurses
  • Transitions to Baccalaureate Education in Nursing
  • Scientific Basis for Evidence-based Practice
  • Nurse as Professional Leader & Manager
  • Gerontological Nursing Practice
  • Capstone Experiences
  • Learning with Technology
  • Focus on Community

The program is flexible with schemas that allow students to complete the program in two semesters (nine months), three semesters (12 months), or five semesters (18 months). Students can switch from full-time to part-time status, as needed.


Part-time students pay $564 per credit hour and full-time students pay $6,768 per semester (based on 2022-23 academic year tuition rates). The University of Cincinnati guarantees these tuition rates for four years upon the beginning of studies. For more information, visit Cincinnati Tuition Guarantee.

Yes, UC's baccalaureate, master's and practice-focused doctorate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Programs were accredited for the full 10 years in 2016 and will undergo reaccreditation in 2026.