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RN-BSN Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Online
The B.S. in RN-BSN Nursing at University of Nevada, Reno is fully online and is designed for those students that want to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing to advance their education, expand theirr skills, or open up new career opportunities.
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The RN-BSN Nursing program offered by University of Nevada, Renois designed to provide the graduate of associate degree and diploma nursing with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing. 

The RN to BSN degree program major is two to four semesters with admissions occurring both spring and fall semesters.

The baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


After completing the program, the graduate is qualified for nursing positions in public health agencies, schools, hospitals and other health-care providers. Baccalaureate graduates may also earn commissioned status in the military services, as well as admission to graduate education. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Research and Statistics
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Leadership Practicum
  • Dimensions of Health and Wellness
  • Population Health
  • Global Health
  • Gerontology
  • Information Systems and Quality Measurement
  • Healthcare Policy, Regulation, and Financing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) holding a diploma or an associate degree in nursing from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredited nursing school and licensed to practice nursing where clinical courses will be completed are eligible to apply to the RN-BSN completion program to earn a baccalaureate degree.  
  • Advanced placement credit may be earned by credit-by-exam evaluation. 
  • Earning advanced placement credit-by-exam is available only to nurses who have graduated from NLNAC accredited schools.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    22922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22922 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22922 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7268 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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