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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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We're proud to have been recognized by Nursing Schools Almanac as one of the top nursing schools in the Plains region as well as one of the top private nursing schools in the country.

Earn your RN to BS in Nursing degree online

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This 128 credit nursing program with transfer options offers:

  • No statistics requirement, focus on the career knowledge you need to make a difference in patient care
  • Earn credit for on-the-job knowledge with Nursing Portfolio credits. These credits are offered at a reduced tuition rate and are not eligible for federal financial aid or veteran's tuition reimbursement.
  • Our HLC and CCNE approved curriculum is designed to position you for a B.S. to DNP program
  • Population-Based Care class will allow you to get your Public Health in Nursing Certificate upon graduation
  • Flexible, 100 percent online format — study on your schedule with an individualized completion plan
  • Earn a degree in one year*, 42 total program credits

Tuition: Approximately $14,000/full program* ($435/credit)

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

An online bachelor of science in nursing degree to help you make a difference

At The College of St. Scholastica, our online RN to BS in Nursing degree program helps dedicated nurses get the education they need to advance their careers. Here you’ll gain a well-rounded liberal arts education founded in Benedictine values, informing your daily practice of professional nursing. 

Our RN to BS in Nursing curriculum is designed to help you:

  • Improve patient outcomes. For every 10 percent increase in the number of nurses with B.S. degrees, hospitals see a 4 percent decrease in the risk of death.
  • Enhance your skill set. A B.S. education improves your skills in health promotion, cultural competence, information technology and holistic nursing intervention.
  • Expand your career opportunities. Leadership training prepares you for greater responsibility and authority within your clinical setting.
  • Focus on the needs of vulnerable populations. Our program emphasizes advocacy for rural healthcare and other groups with greater healthcare needs.

Since 1908, our nursing department has helped to develop qualified and successful graduates. And today our nursing program is one of the largest in the state, recognized regionally for its excellence.

Join a community of dedicated nurses prepared to make a difference. Request more information about our RN to BS in Nursing program or apply now.

Program format and location

Starting a degree program can be daunting, particularly when you are already working in the field, and have a family and need to meet life’s daily obligations.

At The College of St. Scholastica, we’ve designed a rigorous, yet flexible, online Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Nursing. Our online advisors work closely with students to create an individualized program plan that builds upon each student’s previous education and professional experience.

This program is delivered 100% online, allowing students to earn a degree from anywhere while collaborating with peers and completing assignments on an individualized schedule. And if you need to take a semester off, our advisors will provide scheduling options to keep you on track for graduation.

Career outlook for RNs with a B.S. in Nursing

The nation’s population is living longer and more active lives, resulting in an increased demand for highly educated nurses. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 7% growth in the nursing field over the next decade. As a working RN, earning your B.S. in Nursing degree can position you to fill these new jobs and stay competitive in the workplace.

Use your career experience as an RN to make an impact in your healthcare organization and improve patient outcomes as a whole. Apply today

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  • Portrait of Kate Surbaugh, RN to BS

    “I wasn’t sure what I wanted from my career when I started the RN to BS program at St. Scholastica – I just knew I wanted to do more. The RN to BS curriculum and instructors gave me the confidence to take that next step and apply for the CEO position at my clinic.”

    – Kate Surbaugh, BSN, RN, PHN

  • Portrait of Heath Langston

    "The RN to BS program provided a wonderful environment to continue my education without impeding my career. Online courses provided efficient learning of all objectives accompanied by a low stress pace. Professors always provided me with availability, clear instructions and compassionate reasonability to aid in my success."

    – Heath Langston, RN, BSN, '18

  • Portrait of Brook Malek

    "The faculty have been great. As I complete the RN to BS program while working full time as a nurse, mothering four active teenagers and being a wife, they have helped me to find balance so I may pursue my degree while also participating in life."

    – Brooke Malek, '18