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Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Earning a BSN after graduatin this Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing program from American College of Education means you’ll have advanced nursing knowledge and expanded professional skills to excel in a global and increasingly complex healthcare system. Nurses with a BSN qualify for more jobs and earn higher salaries than associate degree nurses.
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This designation means you can be confident you’re getting the highest-quality nursing education.

The Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing program from American College of Education is designed for RNs who want an accelerated track toward a bachelor’s degree. 

The online format allows you to plan your coursework around your busy schedule and home life. Courses are typically five weeks long with a week off in between, so you have regular breaks built in.

The ACE RN to BSN program is designed to expand competencies in practice, evidence-based decision making, informatics and technological communication skills. 

The program leverages technology for a compelling learning experience, including:

  • Interactive virtual simulation 
  • Virtual international community health experience 
  • Relevant clinical experiences in your location

Plus, the RN to BSN program includes two graduate-level courses, so you’ll already have two courses done if you choose to go on to ACE’s Master of Science in Nursing program.

Built-in Support

High tech doesn’t mean hands off. The nursing students have support at every step of their journey. A designated Student Success Coach is with you from enrollment to graduation. 

The College also offer small course sizes to engage with peers and faculty members and involved faculty who personalize their courses, share their expertise and collaborate with students in real time using online tools that create an engaging learning environment. Outside the classroom, you’ll experience a strong community of students and faculty, with opportunities to share experiences, collaborate and participate in meaningful ways.


CCNE Accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transition to Professional Nursing: Issues and Concepts
  • Health Assessment
  • Community Health and Vulnerable Populations
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Advanced Nursing Research and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

  • Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, including the enrollment agreement, and payment agreement.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts from an institution that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.
  • Associate degree or Diploma in Registered Nursing - 90 ​semester credits
  • Applicants for the above program must provide documentation of active unencumbered RN license
  • ​Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements
  • Proof of current employment as a RN or access to a practice environment 
  • ​Acknowledgement of the requirement to have a clinical/practicum setting to complete the program. 
  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7950 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7950 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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