Arizona State University RN to BSN

Basic Information:  Arizona State University’s (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation is located in Phoenix, Arizona; however, the RN to BSN option is offered solely through ASU Online. The RN to BSN program is designed for individuals with an active RN license in good standing who wish to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Steps to Apply:  Interested students apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission. On the application, students should select Nursing - RN/BSN, BSN as their major and the campus selected must be online. Once admitted to ASU, students will meet with a nursing advisor to enroll in classes.

Program Length:  Students can complete the upper division nursing courses in as little as 14 months. Time to completion may be affected by several factors including the need for prerequisites or university general studies courses and number of credit hours completed each semester. The RN to BSN program courses are offered 100% online in 7.5 sessions and include practice experiences, which integrate new knowledge into practice environment.


RN to BSN Prerequisites and Requirements:  Students who want to enroll in ASU’s online RN–BSN program must meet the following requirements:

  • Active RN license in good standing to practice in the state or country in which the student is working.
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduate coursework.
  • A “C” or better final grade for all mandatory prerequisite courses:
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 102
  • Statistics

Co-requisites:  Completion of 120 credit hours is required to earn a bachelor’s degree at ASU. Generally, incoming students may transfer up to 64 credits from regionally accredited two-year institutions  to ASU. ASU offers an RN to BSN Pathway Program in partnership with Arizona community colleges. Students enrolled in the pathway program may transfer up to 75 credits from their Arizona community college.

The following courses are often complete when students enter the RN to BSN; however, if any of these courses are not complete, students will take them as co-requisites alongside their upper division nursing coursework:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab
  • Introductory Chemistry with Lab
  • Introduction to Psychology or Human Development
  • College Mathematics or higher
  • 6 credits of Humanities/Fine Arts (HU)
  • 6 credits of Social Behavioral Science (SB)
  • Cultural Awareness (C) course  
  • Historical Awareness (H) course

 Application Information:  There are five starts dates per year: two in spring (Session A or Session B start), one in summer, and two in fall (Session A or Session B start). Refer to ASU Online’s RN to BSN website to see upcoming start dates.

Tuition:  The RN to BSN is offered at a reduced tuition rate of $435 per credit hour. Tuition information can be found here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships:  Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here.