RN to B.S. in Nursing

RN to B.S. in Nursing

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At Salve Regina University, our fully online Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is designed for licensed registered nurses who graduated from an accredited program awarding an associate degree or diploma in nursing. Through innovative learning opportunities, our students gain the competitive edge needed to land top jobs in their field.

Reach Your Personal and Professional Goals

With a focus on patient-centered care, Salve Regina's flexible, affordable nursing program prepares students to address the future health needs of various populations. We seek to develop compassionate, professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

Salve Regina's holistic approach provides the knowledge and skills necessary to positively impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities. In addition, graduates are well-equipped to pursue our Master of Science in nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

With six different start dates per year, Salve Regina's bachelor’s degree in nursing can be completed in as few as 12 months. We offer a preferred tuition rate for nurses at partner institutions, their spouses and family members, and members of the military, and financial aid is available.

The RN to B.S. in nursing program at Salve Regina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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Advance Your Career

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing suggests that 100% of nurses should have a bachelor’s degree by 2030. Salve Regina’s RN to B.S. in nursing program is ideal for licensed registered nurses who wish to secure advanced employment, leadership positions and higher salaries.

Flexible and Affordable

With preferred tuition rates for nurses from partner institutions, our program is offered fully online, with six different start dates per year. Coursework can be completed asynchronously and at your own pace – easily accommodating the busy schedules of professional nurses.

Dedicated Mentorship

Salve Regina offers an accredited, high-touch program with increased access to faculty who are subject-matter experts in their field. Students are provided both an academic advisor and a success coach to support them with course selection and progression to attain degree completion.

Program Spotlight: Graduate Degrees in Nursing

Salve Regina's Master of Science in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs provide the clinical preparation needed for advanced practice careers in a variety of settings. The flexibility of these online programs allows students to earn a graduate degree on their own time and in their own home.

The master's degree offers specializations in family nurse practitioner or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, while the doctoral program provides the education, evidence-based practice and systems thinking needed to become a leader and authoritative advocate in the field.

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Recognized for their expertise, compassion and vast knowledge, our nursing faculty encourage students to continue their development as health care providers and members of the global health partnership.​


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RN to B.S. in Nursing Course Requirements

To earn the B.S. in nursing, students complete 125 credits. Upon admission, students are awarded 58 credits for work completed in their educational preparation as a registered nurse. Other coursework taken during the licensing process or more recently may also be eligible for transfer. Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Salve Regina to earn the bachelor's degree.

Required nursing courses:

  • NUR148A: Transitioning into Professional Nursing
  • NUR216A: Healthcare Informatics
  • NUR335A: Holistic Health Assessment
  • NUR336A: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR436A: Aging and End-of-Life Care
  • NUR437A: Experiential Learning: Aging and End-of-Life Care
  • NUR444A: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning
  • NUR445A: Experiential Learning: Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
  • NUR446A: Leadership and Management
  • NUR452A: Nursing Capstone

Required Core Curriculum courses:

  • ENG216A: Literature and Medicine
  • HIS313A: American Immigrant Experience
  • PHL125A: Philosophy of the Human Person
  • PHL225A: Quest for the Good Life
  • RTS225A: Quest for the Ultimate
  • RTS337A: Biomedical Ethics
  • SOA249A: Global Health
  • STA173A: Statistical Methods
  • THE261A: Public Speaking
  • UNV102A: University Seminar II

Registered nurses who have completed an associate degree in nursing and hold an RN license along with a B.S. in a non-nursing major are admitted into the degree completion track as second-degree students and only need to fulfill two religion courses and the required nursing courses. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Salve Regina.