RN to BSN Program Designed with You in Mind

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RN to BSN Program Designed with You in Mind

100% Online

Exclusively online, busy nurses like you can now move ahead without ever making a campus visit!

Go at Your Own Pace

Choose from a full-time or part-time course load … whatever fits your lifestyle and career goals best.

Ultimate Flexibility

No live classes or set log-in times. Study whenever, wherever it’s most convenient for you.

Personal Guidance

Our friendly advisors are easily accessible and will work with you to create your ideal degree plan.

Graduate Faster

Graduate in less than 1 year with a full-time course load, or under 2 years with a part-time course load.

8-Week Sessions

Nursing courses are just 8 weeks long with 6 entry points a year, so you can get started right away.

Amazing Faculty

Our caring, close-knit group of instructors are dedicated to your success and academic achievement.

Highest Quality

OPSU’s nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Every instructor I had was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with any of my many questions. Please, if you are looking for a BSN bridge program, look no further. The cost is extremely reasonable. The education is excellent. I will always be proud to be an Oklahoma Panhandle State University alumni.

– Kimberly Pier, BSN

Accreditation Counts

  • Accreditation is the sign of a quality program and educational institution. When you choose Oklahoma Panhandle State University, you can feel confident in receiving an education held to the highest standards.
  • OPSU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604; (312) 263-0456.
  • The baccalaureate in nursing program at OPSU is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000.

8 Nursing Courses. 8-Week Sessions

Get a Closer Look at the RN to BSN Program

120 total credits
44 credits in general education – transferable from a regionally accredited institution
30 credits awarded for the associate’s or diploma in nursing and RN licensure
30 credits – Nursing Core
Any additional elective credits needed to reach 120 total credits

Nursing Core (30 Credits)

NURS 3113 The Science of Nursing* (3 credits)
NURS 3213 Pharmacotherapeutics* (3 credits)
NURS 3214 Health Assessment/Health Promotion (4 credits)
NURS 3333 Nursing in Rural America* (3 credits)
NURS 3344 Nursing Researchᶧ (3 credits)
NURS 4225 Community Health Nursing** (6 credits)
NURS 4335 Nursing Leadership** (6 credits)
NURS 4343 Professional Practice Seminar (2 credits)

*Statistics is a prerequisite
**Includes a practicum component: completed in your community, workplace, or clinical practice area near where you live – no campus visits!

Earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing is more convenient than ever before, thanks to OPSU’s 100% online courses.

Bachelor’s Degree = More Opportunity

More Opportunity to Advance

Today a bachelor’s degree is a necessity to be competitive in the nursing field. In fact, the Institute of Medicine is recommending that 80 percent of U.S. nurses have a bachelor’s degree by 2020, and many healthcare facilities won’t hire nurses without one. By making the time now to earn your BSN, you’ll have a lifetime of opportunity in the future.

More Opportunity to Serve

Our unique, 100% online RN to BSN program will grow your knowledge and strengthen your community care and leadership abilities, opening the door to opportunities in rural healthcare settings, large hospitals, management or wherever your dreams may take you.

More Opportunity to Design Your Life

According to PayScale, nurses with a bachelor’s degree earn almost 15 percent more than those without one. Better pay means more freedom to create the lifestyle you want, whether it’s travel, charitable works, a new home or saving for your child’s education.

Question: Is Financial Aid available for online students?

More Questions

Answer: Absolutely! One of our goals at OPSU is to make education accessible for everyone. Going to school is already a big decision. Why add financial pressures into the mix? To learn about scholarships and the aid you may quality for, check out our Tuition & Fees page.

Take the next step in your nursing career and apply to OPSU today.