Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Earn your accelerated, online Bachelor of Nursing degree from Ottawa University and gain the skills and education you need to serve on the front lines of health care. Many colleges offer a 16-week course semester, while Ottawa University offers a unique, accelerated environment with our eight-week course terms.
Our accelerated nursing program builds on real-world experiences in a 100% online learning setting to prepare registered nurses to take on new challenges in an ever-changing health care field. Many registered nurses who have graduated from Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or diploma programs are returning back to school to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in order to fulfill their personal and/or career goals, as well as to likely increase their overall earning potential. This nursing bachelor's degree (RN to BSN or ADN to BSN program) is designed for the current RN who is ready to advance his or her career in nursing and make a difference in the health care field.
Download a program overview.
Nursing Program Admissions Requirements
- Successful completion of a criminal background check.
- Negative 12-panel drug screen.
- Two professional or academic letters of recommendation.
- Career Statement of professional experience and goals in nursing.
- A degree from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (per 4.0 scale) on previous coursework, or acceptance and enrollment in an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing Program partner school.
*Students who meet the following criteria may qualify for the RN to MSN Bridge Option:
- Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)
- A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0
- Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University Undergraduate to Graduate RN to MSN Bridge Program
View detailed information about our RN-BSN online program.
Beyond the BSN
As you begin working towards your bachelor's degree in Nursing, consider what continuing on to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree could do for your nursing career and nursing salary. Ottawa University now offers a RN to MSN bridge program! Qualified students may participate in Ottawa University’s Bridge program, enrolling in three specified graduate-level courses in substitute of three specified undergraduate-level courses. Doing so gives students three courses completed toward their MSN while completing their RN-BSN. Your MSN program at Ottawa University is then shortened from 36 credit hours to 27 credit hours. Students pay undergraduate level tuition for graduate level courses, saving you time and money.
RN-MSN Bridge Program
RN students enroll in the following three graduate-level courses in substitute for the undergraduate-level courses:
MSN Courses to take for the RN-MSN Bridge
BSN Courses being replaced by the MSN Courses
NRSG 7100 Advanced Pathophysiology
NRSG 32006 Human Pathophysiology
NRSG 7300 Advanced Health Assessment
NRSG 32009 Health Assessment
NRSG 7500 Cultural Diversity, Policy and Advocacy within Population Health
NRSG 30007 Health Promotion and Teaching Culturally Diverse Populations in Nursing
Download the RN-MSN Bridge Curriculum Overview.
CCNE Accredited Nursing Program
The online RN-BSN and online RN-MSN at Ottawa University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is the leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs in the United States, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. Program accreditation was effective in March 2019 and extends through December 2024.
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