Online Degree Completion RN to BSN

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Why Stanbridge

We’ve created an online RN to BSN program built on critical areas of healthcare leadership. It’s a smart way for professionals to further their careers. 

  • Accredited program, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Flexible, 100% online program
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With the 100% online, easy-to-use Edverum platform, you can learn and further your career without putting your life on hold.

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Overview & Accreditation

Take your RN license further with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Discover the edge you need to further your high-demand nursing career. The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion program can help put you ahead of the curve so that you can achieve greater things and reach your fullest potential with nursing. With our exclusive online learning platform, Edverum™, you can earn a competitive Bachelor’s Degree without putting your career or life on hold.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN to BSN Degree Completion) at Stanbridge University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Take the first step for your future

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites, credit transfers and the application process itself. Applications are accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge University, please contact our Admissions office at 888-789-6208 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) program at Stanbridge University begins with having both a current RN licensure from the state in which you practice and associate’s degree (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) program from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended prior to Stanbridge University (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge University Catalog for more information.
  3. We also recommend you take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. Start filling out your online application form.
  5. If accepted, complete all remaining Admissions & Financial Aid Processes.
  6. Submit transfer of credit request by 14th day from acceptance date.
  7. Complete financial aid process, if eligible, by 14th day before class start.

To learn for about transfer credit information, please visit

Schedule & Courses

Schedule options that fit your life


The program is 180 quarter credit hours and takes approximately 23-24 months to complete, including federal holidays and any breaks between terms.* Completion times vary depending upon the start and end dates of a cohort and any individual circumstances that may impact progression.

*Note: Completion of the 90 total quarter hours of credit, when added to the 90 quarter hours of transferred credit from the required Associate’s Degree, will total the 180 quarters hours of credit required for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For more information, please read the Stanbridge University Catalog.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online Degree Completion) Courses

  • Role Transformation in Nursing
  • Health Promotion through the Life Cycle
  • Theoretical Models in Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Informatics
  • Business Communication in Healthcare
  • Cultural Identity and Diversity
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Pathopharmacology I
  • Pathopharmacology II
  • Ethics in the Life Sciences
  • Leadership, Economics and Management
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Community-Based Nursing
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Nursing Research
  • Capstone

* This course includes a clinical component of 75 hours.

All courses in this program are delivered online. Please take the Online Readiness Quiz to determine whether you can meet the hardware, software, and competency requirements for taking online courses.

Financial Aid

Finding the Right Fit for You

Furthering your education is both a commitment and an investment. A diploma or degree will open doors to greater career opportunities and increase your earning potential. We understand that funding this investment can feel overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a Financial Aid team that will walk you through your options and help you decide on the best financial aid package.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Direct Loans for Graduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Cal Grants

Stanbridge University also participates in Cal Grants. Cal Grants are awarded to those who qualify by the California Student Aid Commission. Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge University has partnered with various lending institutions that offer private loans to those who qualify. FASTChoice provides you with information about private loan options. Please visit their website to help you determine which is best for you. Learn more at

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you or your parents would like one-on-one support, please contact our FAFSA Help Desk at 833-924-1628.

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Campus School Code: E40465
Riverside Campus School Code: 038893

Missions & Goals

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Degree Completion) program develops the resources and knowledge of registered nurses as they transition into the professional nursing role. The program provides innovative, theoretical, and evidence-based education and incorporates knowledge from related disciplines. These experiences are facilitated by the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and expertise in each nursing course. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for positions where they will provide quality health care in diverse settings as well as leadership and education for patients, families, other staff members and the healthcare organization.

Program Goals

During the Bachelor of Science program, the student will:

  1. Utilize prior learning as a foundation for acquisition and application of knowledge during the nursing program.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and evidence-based practice models in research and practice applications.
  3. Identify and apply leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety principles during patient care and management situations.
  4. Develop the ability to integrate information management and patient care technology in patient care.
  5. Describe and formulate professional communication and collaboration in order to improve patient health outcomes.
  6. Describe and apply health promotion, injury, and disease prevention concepts across the lifespan and in the community.
  7. Define, develop, and understand the role and professionalism of the nurse in baccalaureate nursing practice, including professional values, leadership, management, and evidence-based patient care.

Program Outcomes

The program will assist students and faculty to:

  1. Analyze the concepts of risk management and HIPAA in relation to critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving.
  2. Describe the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication in leadership roles.
  3. Describe how communication can influence healthcare policy and shape perceptions related to health issues.
  4. Analyze the importance of health promotion and its impact on patients, families and the community.
  5. Analyze the issues surrounding provision of care, treatment, and services requiring decision-making skills using evidence-based practice.
  6. Identify and discuss the application of ethical principles as it relates to the professional practice of nursing.
  7. Identify key elements of successful diversity management, and culturally and linguistically appropriate care, based on research and evidence-based practice.
  8. Identify and describe the need for health promotion, health informatics, effective communication and cultural awareness in patient care.

Student Support Services

At Every Step of the Journey

Stanbridge University is committed to helping you achieve educational excellence through innovative, rigorous, and accessible programs with a student-centric, holistic support framework. From day one of orientation until well after graduation, our goal is to support each student, who will then go on to transform thousands of lives.

From the Very Start

Student support is woven into the very fabric of academic life from day one of your comprehensive, three-day orientation. At orientation, you will meet your support teams and fellow classmates who will join you as you journey towards your fullest potential.

Laying the Foundation for Success

Within your first year at Stanbridge®, you will have exclusive access to signature seminars designed to assist with goal setting, time management, academic discipline and integrity, positive communication, managing stress, and much more.

Support When You Need It Most

No matter how you learn, we offer tutoring solutions at no additional cost to help you succeed. Tutoring options include one-on-one and group tutoring with current students, alumni, and caring, dedicated faculty for your program. Additionally, you can access virtual tutoring from anywhere, conveniently integrating learning into every day life.

A Team You Can Count On

Student Services Officers

Your individual, dedicated Student Services Officer (SSO) is assigned to you from the first day of orientation. Your SSO is ready to provide highly individualized support with academic and personal development, offering assistance and guiding you through your program.

Academic Assistance

In the Learning Resource Center, you can hone your writing, research, and critical thinking skills with the expert assistance of our on-campus librarian and writing specialist. Meet and collaborate with fellow students and tutors in your go-to location for all things academia.

Stanbridge Student Assistance Program

We are committed to not only your success as a student, but also your personal well-being. Through the Stanbridge Student Assistance Program, you will have access to free counseling services in order to help with a wide variety of difficult situations, including stress, depression and anxiety, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, identity theft, daycare issues, and more.

Help at the Click of a Button

We strive to create an environment where you can pursue your passion to the fullest. To this end, we provide convenient online workshops to enhance and enrich your student experience. You can delve into both academic and personal development workshops on a schedule that works for you.

Become the Best You Can Be


We believe that every student has the power to change the world. You will have the opportunity to enrich your academic and personal development through rewarding community service projects. Learn, develop, and train for your future while you transform the local and global community for the greater good.

Student Organizations

Campus life at Stanbridge creates a lifelong community. By joining a student organization, you can practice, develop, and hone effective leadership skills and gain exclusive access to professional networking and leadership events that provide valuable career preparation.

Student Leadership Development

Become a new kind of leader, ready and able to meet the needs of a fast-paced, demanding industry. At the biannual two-day Stanbridge Student Leadership Summit, you will explore the values, skills and professional behaviors required as you learn alongside accomplished leaders.

Career Services

Your Future Starts Now

From your first day of orientation until long after your educational journey, our dedicated Career Services team is here to help. You will be paired with an individual Career Services Officer (CSO) who will offer one-on-one guidance with resume preparation, portfolio development, and practice interviews.

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge University Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge University and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, and community service activities are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Services

From a highly networked, vibrant Alumni Association to proven career services and exclusive alumni workshops, we are committed to your success as a graduate. You can network professionally, attend development workshops, and take part in fun community-building events. From the moment you cross the stage to every moment after, we’re there to help prep and propel you toward that next big thing.

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Online programs are offered in a smart, flexible environment. We provide the quality instruction – you drive your schedule, and most importantly, your success.

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