Your gateway to opportunities in nursing
Part-time, full-time, and accelerated RN-MSN options
Your gateway to opportunities in nursing
Part-time, full-time, and accelerated RN-MSN options

2 semesters, 100% online, nothing standing in your way: Earn your RN-BSN degree online from OCU

Strengthen your nursing career with an online RN to BSN.

Meet the demand of 70 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations that prefer to hire BSN-prepared nurses1 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Online from Oklahoma City University.

OCU’s RN-to-BSN online curriculum will give you the edge you’re after as you consider how to advance your nursing career, whether you’re driven by the prospect of achieving a certain role or laying the groundwork for a rewarding nursing career. The BSN online provides you with a strong set of baccalaureate nursing skills that you can put into practice immediately in your current role and use to access advanced jobs in the future. You’ll learn from expert faculty with national networks who are invested in your success and connect with peers who are on similar academic and career journeys.

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Total credits
33 MSN, 46 RN-MSN
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Start Dates
Spring, fall, and summer
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Program Length
Full time: 12 month
Part time: 24 months
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100% online,
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Cost per credit

Why should nurses earn a BSN?

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Build confidence as a nurse

Baccalaureate-prepared RNs reported being significantly better prepared than associate degree nurses in 12 out of 16 areas related to quality and safety, including evidence-based practice, data analysis, and project implementation.2

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Improve patient outcomes

Research consistently shows that lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors, and positive outcomes are all linked to baccalaureate and higher levels of nurse education among care teams.2

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Enhance your career possibilities

Build a solid foundation for your nursing career and get closer to preferred and supervisory roles across health care settings sooner. Keep up with the latest developments and expand your comprehension of nursing as a profession.

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Considering a nursing degree to take your career to the next level? Your journey starts here. Complete the form to get a program brochure for the Oklahoma City University RN-BSN Online.

Get valuable insights into the OCU online experience, learn more about the curriculum, and see where this degree can take you.

RN-BSN Online FAQs

What is an RN-BSN?

An RN-BSN program helps aspiring nurses build a foundation for the rest of their nursing career.

Earning an RN equips nurses with the skills and competence to do entry-level nursing jobs, but a BSN will solidify those skills and expand knowledge in key areas like health assessments, research, community health nursing, leadership, and more. In other words, they’ll give nurses the confidence to do their job well.

A nurse’s role is much more than taking orders, and OCU’s online BSN will help you gain crucial knowledge to confidently advocate for your own decision-making as a nurse.

Review the Curriculum

Are there RN to BSN prerequisites or required years of experience for the program?

The only requirements for admission are:
  • An active, unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • Associate’s degree RN program approved by a state board of nursing
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or CPR certification

RN-BSN students do not need to take statistics before or during the program. However, most MSN programs, including OCU’s require completion of a statistics course.

Visit the Admissions page to learn more

How long does it take to get an RN to BSN online?

When you enroll at OCU, you can choose either a part-time or full-time schedule for earning your BSN. On a full-time schedule, you can complete the RN-BSN in just two semesters, or in about 12 months. With a part-time schedule, you can complete the RN-BSN in four semesters or about 24 months.

What does the RN to BSN cost?

At $390 per credit*, Oklahoma City University’s online program makes it possible for you to earn a prestigious degree at an affordable price. In addition, contrary to popular belief, both online and private school students are eligible for financial aid, scholarships, and other financial support options.

Check out the Tuition page for more information

*Rate subject to change

What jobs can you get with an RN to BSN online?

When you earn your RN to BSN degree online you could find a new or advanced role in:

  • Acute care leadership
  • Home health nursing
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Staff nursing
  • Flight nursing
  • Legal nurse consulting
  • Perioperative nursing

You can also use it as a stepping stone to begin your ascent to earn an MSN and qualify for further educational and leadership opportunities.

Have more questions about Oklahoma City University or online nursing degrees? Online Nursing FAQs

Extensive support for RN-BSN online students

Admission outreach advisors are a phone call, email, or chat message away to help you navigate the application process and answer questions about the program. Upon admission to the program, you’ll be connected with a student success coordinator who can help you manage credit requirements, find new studying techniques, troubleshoot technical issues with the learning management system, and even guide you through future semesters of enrollment.

Plus, OCU’s nursing faculty are known for their attentive support and are sincerely invested in your success. You’ll be able to rely on them for scholarly support, advice, and mentorship.

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“We’re here to help you succeed. Let us know what your needs are, and what your concerns are, and I promise you that this is very, very doable.”
Dr. Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, Director of Research and Scholarship & Professor at OCU
“We’re here to help you succeed. Let us know what your needs are, and what your concerns are, and I promise you that this is very, very doable.”
Dr. Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, Director of Research and Scholarship & Professor at OCU

RN to BSN online program curriculum

Online RN to BSN graduates from Oklahoma City University will gain critical competencies and knowledge on topics like ethical and legal nursing care, critical thinking for problem solving and making effective clinical judgements, promoting holistic health (physical, mental, and spiritual) for patients of all ages and cultures, care coordination and management across the health care system, exemplifying acceptance and respect for patients.

NURS 4202 Professional Nursing (2 credit hours)

This theory course provides an overview of professional nursing practice. Theories of nursing, concepts of caring, self-care, health, wellness, and illness are presented as a basis for nursing practice.

NURS 4403 Health Assessment (3 credit hours)

This theory and laboratory course focuses on the role of the professional nurse in assessing the health status of clients.

NURS 4605 Community Health Nursing (5 credit hours)

This theory and field study course focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the promotion of self-care and the delivery of nursing care within community-based health care systems.

NURS 4503 Nursing Research (3 credit hours)

This theory course focuses on the application of research to professional nursing practice.

NURS 4805 Nursing Leadership (5 credit hours)

This capstone theory and practicum course focuses on synthesis of all aspects of the professional nurse’s role related to managing, coordinating, collaborating, and delegating nursing care of clients.

RN to BSN Online Elective Courses

Arts and Science faculty outside of the Kramer School of Nursing teach elective courses. All courses are 8-week online courses. Each adult degree completion program (ADCP) course offers a diversity of topic options and may be repeated with a change in topic. Students who do not meet the 22 credits of portfolio experiences upon admittance to the BSN online may meet the requirement by enrolling in additional electives courses.

Elective options

  • ADCP 1113 Topics in Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1123 Topics in Written Communication (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1133 Topics in Math (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1143 Topics in Science (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1153 Topics in Social Science (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1163 Topics in Culture and Language (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1173 Topics in Humanities (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1183 Topics in Film (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1193 Topics in Art (3 credit hours)
  • ADCP 1103 Topics in Wellness (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 2303 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)

The gateway to opportunity is through Oklahoma City University’s RN to BSN online

One of the most compelling reasons to earn a BSN is that the degree’s value is continuously compounded. Consider, for example, that one study found that increasing the amount of care within an organization provided by BSNs to 80% would result in significantly lower readmission rates and shorter lengths of stay.3 Not only are these outcomes good for patients and better for the emotional resilience of nursing staff, but these outcomes also translate into cost savings for the entire organization.

Earn your BSN online to watch the domino effect of positive outcomes add up.


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