Nursing BS Degree (RN to BS)

Affordable, Accredited Bachelor's Nursing Degree from a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education


If you want to stand out in the nursing profession, earn a degree from one of America's standout nursing schools: Excelsior College.

Excelsior's online nursing programs are tailored for highly motivated, hard-working professionals who are ready for new challenges and greater levels of responsibility. You can earn your RN to BS with no interruption to your current employment, while gaining the job security, professional fulfillment, and earning power that come with a nursing bachelor's degree.

Excelsior College was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2016-2021 by the National League for Nursing (NLN), the fourth time that we have received this honor. We've granted more than 45,000 nursing degrees since 1971, more than any other distance-learning college. We have a forward-thinking nursing program that integrates the most up-to-date theory and practice. You'll stay ahead of the curve in your profession while you:

  • Learn from exceptional faculty who are at the forefront of nursing.
  • Gain practical knowledge that you can use on the job immediately.
  • Develop intellectual focus and scientific rigor.
  • Interact online with a learning community of fellow students and advisors.

Get more details about the Excelsior College School of Nursing's superior quality, outstanding faculty, and national accolades.

A Nursing Program Specifically Designed for Working Nurses

Our nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and meet the highest academic standards. You'll get a well-rounded foundation of nursing skills, gaining a broad range of competencies.

We offer:

  • Online classes that you can easily coordinate with your work schedule.
  • Generous transfer policies that maximize the value of your previous transcripts and professional experience.
  • Academic support from an award-winning team of advisors.
  • Budget-friendly tuition and fees. (How much will it cost? Take a look at our fee structure today.)

Few other nursing programs can match Excelsior's combination of quality, convenience, and affordability.

Review Excelsior's RN to BS degree requirements.

  1. Promote holistic patient-centered care and population health supporting values, culture, right to self-fulfillment, and quality care outcomes.
  2. Integrate evidence, nursing theory, and knowledge from other disciplines to guide nursing practice.
  3. Formulate decisions based on nursing judgment and collaboration with the interprofessional team to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  4. Incorporate professional core values, guidelines, standards of practice, and lifelong learning as a basis for professional nursing practice,
  5. Apply principles of leadership to advocate for the unique role of the nursing profession within the health care system.
  6. Engage in the spirit of inquiry to purpose solutions that support nursing excellence.

All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Minimum of 121 credits: 61 in arts and sciences, 60 in nursing component.

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Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) for Nursing is a collaborative effort between select partners and Excelsior College. This program allows qualified students to earn an Associate of Applied Science in nursing at a partner school while completing defined degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in nursing at Excelsior College.

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