Nursing, RN - BSN
100% Online Bachelor of Science Degree
East Tennessee State University's CCNE-accredited online RN-BSN program is available full- or part-time and is designed to provide registered nurses holding an associate degree or hospital certificate opportunities for professional growth.
ETSU's online BSN degree completion program is the foundation for professional nursing practice, increased job security, and higher salaries. The professional nurse practices in collaboration with other health care providers and is responsible for assuming management and leadership positions in nursing practice and practicing comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
The RN-BSN option is designed for students who are already registered nurses but who are seeking a bachelors degree.
Program information including curriculum and graduation requirements can be found in the Nursing BSN entry of the ETSU Catalog.
Credits to complete this program: 120 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$422 per credit hour||$483 per credit hour||$1183 per credit hour|
|*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students
*This amount may not include program-specific fees
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Admission into the ETSU RN to BSN program requires applying to the university as well as the program.
Two-Part Application Process
1. Apply to the ETSU.
You can apply to ETSU and complete the RN to BSN Pre-Assessment Application in the same time frame. The College of Nursing will accept RN to BSN applications for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters (refer to deadlines). Admitted students will be classified as Pre-BSN students until they are accepted into the program.
To receive full consideration, students must be fully admitted to East Tennessee State University by the nursing application deadline dates. Since admission to the university can take several weeks, students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the nursing deadlines. Consideration for the nursing major cannot be guaranteed if full admission to the university has not been obtained.
Steps to Apply
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 Choose "Undergraduate," select your student type, select your start term, then choose Nursing, RN - BSN and complete the remainder of the form.