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RN to BSN Overview

RN to BSN Overview

Grow Your Career With the Heart of a Healer

Develop your nursing skills with the heart of a healer with Sacred Heart's RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program. This undergraduate degree program provides you with the knowledge required in today's nursing roles as well as the personal touch at the "sacred heart" of the profession, embodied in our signature core curriculum, the Human Journey.

A BSN is now the standard for most, if not all, entry-level nursing positions. In this undergraduate program, students gain the BSN they need to become an RN and can transfer up to 90 credits towards their degree. The six, flexible start dates for this program make it easy to align your education around your finances, whether it be tuition reimbursement, scholarship, or federal aid.

Interested in a Master of Science in Nursing? Where most MSN programs require a BSN in order to apply, our direct-entry MSN program does not. If you are looking for a more advanced degree, and already have a bachelor's degree in another area of study, consider Sacred Heart University's online MSN program.

Sacred Heart University is a known university in its home state of Connecticut that strives to go beyond what education is needed to become a nurse. We offer a journey into what it means to be human, helping you to create a framework to become a better nurse to your patients. The Human Journey core curriculum explores our common condition and values through the prism of literature, history, sociology, science, philosophy and religion throughout the ages.

Coursework in the online RN to BSN program also covers:

  • Health, wellness, and care across various cultures
  • Clinical leadership development
  • Qualitative and quantitative measures of care outcome
  • Bioethics
  • Information technology for nursing practice

Ranked Highest in the State

Hospital Newspaper, New England Edition, ranked Sacred Heart University’s online RN-BSN program the highest in the state.

Read the full article here.


Other features of Sacred Heart University's BSN online include:

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education Accredited

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Sacred Heart University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
  • Transfer up to 90 credits!
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the institutions with the best online bachelor’s programs.
  • Experience and vision: Our RN-BSN faculty has years of experience in the field and is well-grounded in developments in both health care and state-of-the-art educational methods.
  • Flexibility and convenience: This online format offers six start dates per year to make it easier to arrange your course load around your schedule.
  • Personal attention: Class sizes are kept small and faculty members are available for questions and discussion.

Sacred Heart University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of six regional association in the United States that accredit schools and colleges.

Since 1980, Sacred Heart has provided nursing students with a comprehensive and innovative professional education grounded in healing and humanity. Discover the Human Journey at the heart of our RN-BSN program.

Learn more about Sacred Heart’s online RN to BSN. Click here or call 877-791-7181 to speak to an admissions team member.