School of Nursing

Online RN to BS Degree

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Program Announcement

The online RN to BS degree program now offers year-round admissions. We are ready when you are; choose to start our fall, winter, spring, or summer term.

Join us for the next stage of your professional nursing career

Lifelong learning is an essential part of the nursing profession. OHSU’s RN to BS fully-online program is flexible, supportive and high-quality. We teach you the skills required to meet the complex health care needs of today’s patients. 

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Why choose OHSU ’s RN to BS online degree program?

  • 100% online. No on-site clinicals or scheduled meeting times
  • Year-round enrollment options for fall, winter, spring and summer start dates
  • Designed for working nurses. Full- and part-time options available; complete in as little as nine months or as long as five years
  • 33 nursing credits for OCNE students, 39 nursing credits for traditional students 
  • Student-centered program, taught by award-winning nurse educators 
  • Innovative 100% online clinicals and learning activities
  • Dual admission for RN to BS to Master's in Nursing Education option
  • OHSU scholarships available 
  • Affordable, competitive tuition: $303 per credit for all applicants and $0 in book fees
    • OCNE students' total cost = $11,307
    • Non-OCNE students' total cost = $13,197   

Quick facts

Next start date: January 8, 2024
Apply by: December 1, 2023
Delivery method: 100% online
Program options: Full/part-time
Program completion: as little as 9 months
Cost per credit: $303

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Our RN to BS online program is flexible, supportive and high-quality

You will join recent nursing graduates and experienced licensed nurses in our virtual classroom. Students develop the skills necessary to make complex decisions that improve patient outcomes. We track industry trends and adapt to the rapidly changing health care environment. We provide you with the confidence and leadership expertise to deliver patient care in a range of settings and prepare you to address future challenges in health care.

Graduates from Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) partner schools

As an OCNE partner school graduate you can seamlessly transition with your associate's degree to the OHSU School of Nursing for your final year of nursing coursework to receive the Bachelor's of Science with a major in nursing degree.

Graduates from all other schools

OHSU welcomes all associate in nursing students or two-year RNs. Core nursing courses can be completed with 39 online credits in as little as 12 months and $13,197. Throughout this site, we refer to these students as "non-OCNE graduates". 

Quality Matters Certified

RN to BS courses are certified by Quality Matters, a national organization for hybrid and fully remote courses to meet rigorous standards for teaching and learning. Certified courses ensure alignment between objectives, assignments, and instructional materials as well as quality design in navigation and accessibility. QM certification serves as a commitment to creating and maintaining an environment of excellence and quality.