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Online Nursing Degree

Registered Nurse to BSN


The Registered Nurse to BSN Online Program is tailored for working nurses that are looking to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.

The program consists of 33 credit hours through the articulation agreement, 57 credit hours of prerequisite or co-requisite courses, and 30 credit hours of nursing courses for a total of 120 credit hours. Graduates are prepared for entry-level baccalaureate nursing or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community.

At a Glance
  • Next Start Date June 10
  • Credits 27 credits
  • Length Term: 8 weeks
  • Format Online
  • Tuition $400 per credit hour
  • Complete In 1- 2 years

”The online program has allowed me to further my education while working full-time and caring for my family. Without this program I would have have been able to advance my career as fast as I have.

Aimee Hill '22

Program Details

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires a total of 120 credits, including a
mix of core courses and general education courses.

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Upon completion of your RN- BSN degree, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate caring through advocacy for patients by providing compassionate care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. 
  • Collaborate effectively within the health care team, to achieve safe, quality patient care in a variety of health care settings. 
  • Use nursing judgment based on best current evidence to ensure optimal outcomes for patients and families. 
  • Demonstrate professional identity, integrity, and leadership as the coordinator of patient care.

Skills you will gain:

  • Empathy
  • Confidence
  • Compassion
  • Resourcefulness


As a public and non-profit university, CSU Pueblo partners with you to make your education affordable. CSU Pueblo offers one affordable tuition rate, regardless of residency. 

Registered Nurse to BSN Tuition Rate: $400 per credit hour



Everyone deserves affordable education. That is why we offer a number of scholarships to help you achieve your education goals.


Financial Aid:

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Learning can lead to earning. Discover where a Registered Nurse to BSN degree might take you and make informed choices about your future in education.


Diverse Industries:

  • Health care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Home care

Job Titles:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Health Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Traveling Nurse
  • Nurse Educator

Applications for the RN-BSN degree are accepted year-round. The admission requirements are the following:


Prospective Freshman: As a prospective freshman, you are evaluated on the content and rigor of your high school
coursework, grades or high school rank, and standardized test scores. You must successfully graduate from high
school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. You must complete and submit the undergraduate appli-
caption and send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Students: Transfer applicants are degree-seeking students who, at the time of application, have completed
a minimum of 24 credits of college-level coursework. Remedial courses and concurrent enrollment courses (courses
taken while in high school) do not count toward the total credit count.

Admission Standards: CSU Pueblo is a moderately selective institution, and we are committed to providing access
to a 4-year college degree to any student is who academically prepared. We look at several factors to determine your
preparation, including your cumulative college GPA and the courses you have taken at your previous institutions. In
general, students with at least a 2.3 cumulative transfer GPA who have successfully completed all basic skill course-
work will be admitted to CSU Pueblo. Students who have not yet completed their basic skills courses or who have a
GPA below a 2.3 are still encouraged to apply, and may be admitted on a probationary status.


How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges which
the student has attended. Once the application and transcripts have been received, students will receive an admission
decision. Send official transcripts:


By mail at Colorado State University Pueblo:
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO, 81001


CSU Pueblo Online offers quality higher education instruction to students across the nation. With years of
combined faculty experience, you will learn from experts in the field who will help you take your career to new heights.
Lisa smiling Lisa Persons RN, MSN, DNP Assistant Professor/Interim Undergraduate Program Coordinator


The RN-BSN online program at CSU Peueblo is accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Frequently Asked Questions



    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.


    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at, and take walk-ins.


    Students will apply using the online application. Once all required documents have been received and an applicant is deemed eligible for admission, an applicant will be accepted to both the University and to the School of Nursing simultaneously.

    Visit Admissions for further information.

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