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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

King University’s RN to BSN Program offers a unique alternative to the traditional method for obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Many individuals find this option to be the best fit for their personal lives and professional goals. As a cohort-based program, you will join others on the same journey in one of two fully online options to build on previous knowledge and expand your scope of practice. Both full-time and part-time options are available, with full-time students completing the program in as few as 12 months.

Why Choose the RN to BSN Program at King University?

Accelerated BSN Pathway

Our accelerated program features 7-week courses designed specifically for the ADN- or Diploma-prepared Registered Nurse, both new graduates and experienced nurses. Students can easily transfer credits from their previous college experiences to meet some of the degree completion requirements.

Flexible Learning Formats

We offer two choices for a BSN, both fully online: Online Synchronous and Online Asynchronous. The Online Synchronous option is the “New Face-to-Face” in contemporary nursing education, meeting one evening a week in a structured classroom setting, but with all the benefits of online learning! The Online Asynchronous option is the traditional, flexible, self-paced online learning option.

Learn more about the fully online RN to BSN program.

Guaranteed Admission to MSN

We encourage high-achieving nursing students to pursue graduate education and provide them the opportunity to enter our graduate nursing programs without competing in general admission. Students completing the BSN degree from King University may apply for guaranteed admission to an MSN program during the final semester of the RN to BSN program. In addition to standard MSN admission requirements, students applying for guaranteed admission must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation: Two academic and one professional
  • No academic sanctions during the BSN program

Please note that guaranteed admission is contingent on the time of application and seats available per semester.

RN to BSN Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants of the RN to BSN program must have completed an associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, we require applicants to hold a current American Heart Association CPR certification.

We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are interested in applying for the program, please submit:

  • A completed online application;
  • A $25 application fee;
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work;
  • A copy of an unrestricted RN license with the ability to practice in the state where clinical experiences will be completed.

New graduates from an associate degree or diploma program may be accepted on provisional status for one academic semester to obtain and submit an RN license to the School of Nursing.

Distinguished Accreditation and Recognition

King University’s School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Our programs are fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Program Outcomes

King’s RN to BSN program is designed to develop competent and compassionate nursing professionals who:

  • Assess patients’ conditions and identify actual and potential issues.
  • Use therapeutic techniques to establish a positive rapport with the client and their family.
  • Think critically and integrate pertinent data from multiple sources in planning care.
  • Create viable solutions to medical problems and provide diagnostic reasoning.
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals.
  • Promote and teach healthcare knowledge to individuals, families, and the community.
  • Manage, collaborate, and supervise other nursing staff.

RN to BSN Curriculum

King University’s RN to BSN program offers a robust curriculum covering topics from evidence-based practice, nursing leadership, ethics, and community/population health. The curriculum consists of a total of 124 semester hours of major courses, general education, and additional elective courses. For more information about the curriculum please view our RN to BSN Student Handbook.


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Guided by Christian values, our program prepares you for professional nursing practice to serve our society through the competent and compassionate delivery of health care to individuals, families, and communities. The RN to BSN program also provides the leadership and management skills necessary for your career development. Ready to take the next step to elevate your nursing career? Request for more information or apply to the program today!