School of Nursing

Online RN to B.S. Nursing Degree Program (B.S.N.)

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Elevate your RN skills by completing your B.S. in nursing from OHSU School of Nursing in Oregon. This high-quality online degree program offers flexible options to fit your life. 

Earn your bachelor of science in nursing 100% online

As a registered nurse, getting your B.S. with a major in nursing from OHSU is an easy choice.  

  • High-quality nursing education. Learn from top leaders in the nursing field at Oregon’s only academic health center.
  • Support for success. Achieve your goals with a dedicated adviser.  
  • 100% online program. Complete all classes and clinical activities online, from anywhere. There’s no need to visit campus.
  • Low tuition and generous scholarships. Choose one of the lowest-cost online RN to B.S. degree programs nationally and explore scholarship options.  
  • Flexible pathways. Attend full-time and earn your degree in nine months—or go part-time and take up to five years. Take up to four leaves of absence. 
  • Year-round admissions. Apply online by August 1 for fall 2024, December 1 for winter 2025, January 31 for spring 2025 or April 30 for summer 2025. 

Nursing scholarships available

We have more nursing scholarships than ever. See if you qualify. 

Admission and application requirements

You’re on your way to earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Follow these steps to apply—and explore scholarships to help fund your education.  


Check these must-haves before applying for the online RN to B.S. degree program. 

  • Associate degree (ADN or ASN) from a community college 
  • RN certification within one term of starting the RN to B.S. program 
  • GPA of 3.0

How to apply

After you confirm you meet admission requirements, follow these steps to apply.  

Tuition and scholarships

Our online RN to B.S. program has one of the lowest per-credit rates nationally. If you need assistance, explore scholarships.

  • Cost: $309 per credit for Oregon residents and non-residents. Learn more about tuition and cost of attendance. 
  • Scholarships: OHSU offers many nursing scholarships to help you fund your education. See what’s available and if you qualify. 

Classes and degree requirements

You need 180 credits to complete the RN to B.S. in nursing degree program. That includes prerequisites plus 33 credits in online nursing classes you take at OHSU.  

Along the way, OHSU faculty mentors, advisers and tutors are here to guide your success. 

Why complete your RN to B.S. online at OHSU

This online program gives you freedom to set the pace while learning from leaders in the nursing field. You’ll also be a graduate of OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center.   

  • RNs with a B.S. are in high demand in Oregon. With your bachelor’s in nursing, you’re ready to earn a higher salary and advance your career. 
  • Learn in a flexible online program. The 100% online, asynchronous program fits into your schedule and supports work/life balance.  
  • Pursue high-quality education. Gain knowledge and experience to meet the complex health care needs of tomorrow. 

Still have questions? Contact an admission counselor to schedule a call.  

Online RN to B.S. frequently asked questions

Is OHSU’s RN to B.S. the same as an RN to BSN degree?

Yes, OHSU’s RN to B.S. with a major in nursing is the same as an RN to BSN degree. OHSU’s bachelor’s degree title differs for administrative reasons and won’t affect career opportunities or pay increases.

Why get a B.S. in nursing degree?

Having a B.S. in nursing gives you many advantages over RNs with just an associate degree (ADN/ASN). Nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing typically have greater health care skills and provide higher-quality patient care. Top hospitals seek out highly trained nurses with their B.S. in nursing to improve patient outcomes.

How do I apply for the RN to B.S. program?

Visit Nursing CAS to apply year-round before each application deadline for fall, winter, spring or summer term.

How long will this undergraduate program take?

Students can complete the RN to B.S. degree online in as little as nine months or up to five years. You set the pace.

Can I attend the program part-time?

Yes. Enroll in either the full- or part-time RN to B.S. program pathway. You can also take up to four leaves of absence if you need to.

Are all RN to B.S. classes online?

Yes. All RN to B.S. program classes and clinical activities are 100% online. There’s no need to come to campus. 

Can I live anywhere while completing this bachelor’s program?

Yes. If you have an Oregon RN license you can take RN to B.S. program classes online from anywhere.

Will the degree title include “online”?

No. The word “online” is not in the degree name. You’ll earn a bachelor of science with a major in nursing degree from OHSU.  

Still have questions? Contact an admission counselor. 

Hear from students

"I have been so impressed with...all my courses at OHSU. It's been absolutely top notch." 
—Anne Wright, RN 

“I feel so happy that I chose to get my BSN through this program, and often it doesn’t feel like school. I enjoy the learning material, and the help and knowledge all the instructors bring are impressive.” 
—Amanda Hickey, RN 

Quality Matters Certified

QM-certified online learning

OHSU RN to B.S. courses meet Quality Matters’ rigorous standards for quality, design and accessibility in online education.  

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