Nursing RN to BSN Online

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • School of Nursing

Program Overview

  • For licensed RNs with some college credits
  • Concurrent enrollment available
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Become more valuable in your current nursing position or advance your career and take on a leadership role. ODU's RN to BSN online program can help you meet your goals. We've been delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987.

We have the flexibility you need and a supportive faculty of nursing professionals and mentors. ODU's RN to BSN online students work with faculty mentors and build a polished professional portfolio. Your portfolio will be a key advantage in seeking career advancement or employment.

Concurrent Enrollment Program 
We've partnered with several colleges to help new nurses complete this bachelor's program in their own community. Students apply to enroll at both their community college and ODU's online nursing program, and take classes from both schools at the same time. Click here to learn more about the concurrent enrollment nursing program.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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RN to BSN online students may start in the fall, spring and summer semesters. You can complete the RN to BSN online nursing program on a full-time or part-time basis. While a two-year, part-time completion of nursing courses is typical, you may proceed at a slower pace, if desired. This allows you to work towards your degree while meeting the demands of work and family responsibilities.

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  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process from these institutions to the RN to BSN online at Old Dominion University.

  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheet can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • Our BSN alumni are working at:

    • Sentara Healthcare
    • U.S. Navy
    • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
    • Bon Secours Health System
    • Old Dominion University
    • Inova Health Care Services
  • Earning a BSN gives your career greater mobility and can lead to new opportunities in:

    • Advanced practice nursing (NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM)
    • Nursing management and administration
    • Community and non-profit organizations
    • Pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales and consultation

    Keep in mind that nursing board/licensing requirements may vary by state.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $393 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $426 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

  • This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

    If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

    Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • For regular admission to this online degree completion program, you must currently hold licensure as a Registered Nurse and be accepted as a degree-seeking student. Our enrollment team will evaluate credits you've already earned from other colleges to determine how they can transfer to ODU.

    Interested in the Concurrent Enrollment Program? You may be able to pursue an Associate of Applied Science from your local college and this online Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ODU at the same time. Learn more about this option here.

  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU