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RN-BSN Program

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This program is for individuals who already hold a registered nurse license.

Registered nurse student (licensed)

This online RN-BSN program is designed for adult students who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. ACCEL courses are three credits and taught online asynchronously in eight-week sessions along with a flexible clinical component. We have three ways to earn your degree: three, four, and five semester plans.

RNs who desire to earn the BSN degree at St. Ambrose University need to fulfill additional general education and nursing courses. It is advisable to complete the majority of the remaining general education courses prior to completing the required 27 credits of nursing courses. The additional general education credits may be completed through several options. 

Please contact the nursing advisor at 563-333-6082 to help you with general education requirements and applying.

Program Highlights

Quality Education
Our nursing education roots go back to the 1930s, and we've been offering the RN to BSN degree since 2005. St. Ambrose nursing graduates work in health care settings all around the world, and are known for their skill and compassion. And, our program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. 

Fully Online
Courses are taught 100% online by professors who really know and support you. Take all of your classes on your schedule, whenever and wherever you want to connect with on-demand coursework. St. Ambrose also honors your experience as an RN and allows you to complete clinicals in a flexible format.

Accelerated Format
Designed for the convenience of working adults, most classes run for eight weeks (half of a regular semester). Enjoy learning with other non-traditional students with busy lives-it's a great way to expand your professional knowledge and network with others.

Inspiring Faculty
Learn from committed educators and experienced mentors who know you by name. Local instructors teach all classes so you can get answers and help as needed. You can even meet face-to-face with professors and build a valuable support and networking system.

Ambrosian Values
You'll get more than textbook learning at St. Ambrose University. Of course you'll get a top-notch professional foundation, but you'll also experience Ambrosian values such as community, service, leadership and social justice that may just give you a whole new outlook on your chosen profession and your future.

Save Time, Save Money
Take up to three classes per semester and complete your degree in as little as 15 months. SAU offers very affordable tuition with special discounts available.