RN to B.S. in Nursing

Our flexible program is designed for licensed registered nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in nursing. Building on the foundation of students’ previous experiences, our program provides registered nurses with the educational and competitive edge needed to land top jobs in their field.

Our Program

Using a holistic approach to education, our program prepares students to address the future health needs of various populations. We seek to develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

Our courses are taught in a hybrid/blended format with a combination of online and in-class meetings. Created specifically for working adults, classes are conveniently offered in the evenings at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, Rhode Island.

The B.S. in nursing at Salve Regina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Program Spotlight: “2 Plus” Partnership

Salve Regina and St. Joseph School of Nursing have a long-standing partnership that allows eligible St. Joseph graduates to seamlessly earn their B.S. in nursing by completing additional coursework at the University.

The “2 Plus” academic progression model draws upon the strengths of the two institutions to produce the highly trained, highly professional baccalaureate-level nurses required by today’s continually evolving health care environment. The agreement between Salve Regina and St. Joseph outlines a shared curriculum design and a financial structure for tuition and fees.

Our Faculty

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.​


Meet Our Faculty

RN to B.S. in Nursing

131 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 to earn the bachelor's degree.

Required courses:

  • NUR148A: Transitioning into Professional Nursing
  • NUR216A: Healthcare Informatics
  • NUR332A: Holistic Health Assessment
  • NUR336A: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR436A: Aging and End-of-Life Care
  • NUR444A: Public Health and Disaster Response Planning
  • NUR446A: Leadership and Management
  • NUR475A: Service Learning

Students also complete the requirements of our Core Curriculum.

Registered nurses who hold a B.S. in a non-nursing major are admitted to the degree completion track as second-degree students and only need to fulfill two religion courses and the required nursing courses.