Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Transfer up to 90 credits and earn your degree in 16 months — no on-site clinicals required.

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CAROL GABRIELE: I think it's so important for nurses always to advance their education and always to be thinking about what they could be doing next, how can they contribute to the profession. Going from getting your registered nurse licensure to a more advanced degree has so many benefits. For example, it's important for nurses to be involved in leadership. It's important for nurses to be involved in research and community health, public health, political action. And these are all things that can happen when nurses advance their degrees.

Every nursing program that's credible should have national accreditation, and Anna Maria College does have national accreditation through ACEN. This program has been accredited since 1989. We have very carefully designed a curriculum that helps students to succeed.

I think it's wonderful that students who come into the program-- I want them to know that they're going to be taking classes with people that come from many walks of life, who come from all kinds of nursing experiences. And just being in the online format itself, you learn so much from your classmates, and they share their experiences.

They come from the ER. They come from public health. They come from correctional facilities. They come from pediatrics. They come from so many different areas. And they realize not only do they learn the content of the course, but they're learning so much more about nursing just by being together.

The clinical component is incorporated into the online courses. So students don't actually have to come on campus, and they do not actually have to go to a clinical facility to have clinical practice. They are going to receive maximum amount of credits and transfer.

They're going to be recognized for professional certification. They're going to be supported in their roles knowing that they're working. We understand that your diploma graduate, your associate degree graduate has accomplished a great deal already.

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You’ve committed yourself to a life of helping others to lead healthier lives, and now it is time to consider taking the next step in your nursing career by pursuing an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition to helping you provide a higher level of care, a BSN degree may soon be the minimum education requirement for nurses for entry in to practice. Earning your BSN now will ensure that you don’t get left behind or overlooked for job openings or advancement opportunities. Fortunately, Anna Maria College can help you take the next step in the most flexible and convenient way possible.

The online RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Anna Maria College is a convenient and cost-effective completion program to help you obtain the vital knowledge needed to provide excellence in health care. Completion of the RN-BSN program can help you open opportunities within the nursing field that could lead to leadership or administrative nursing positions.

Designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing or diploma, this program is built on a foundation of holistic care with a powerful emphasis on multicultural and community nursing. Our online RN to BSN degree is convenient, flexible and is designed to maximize your nursing career prospects within the health care marketplace. Accredited by the ACEN and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, Anna Maria’s RN-BSN program will prepare you to meet the demands of a changing health care landscape through an innovative online learning format.

We Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Anna Maria’s online RN to BSN program offers an abundance of sought-after benefits, including:

  • Generous Credit Transfer Policy
    Receive a minimum of 30 credits for your RN education and up to another 45 credits for your previous academic coursework or select professional nursing certifications. Anna Maria College values the time that you have spent in the classroom and in the field.
  • No On-Site Clinical Component Required
    Your real-world experience as an RN allows you to bypass the traditional clinical internship or practicum. You'll gain clinical experience in a more contemporary way.
  • Nursing-Centric Curriculum
    Anna Maria College’s online RN to BSN nursing program allows you to focus on your passion. You'll primarily learn what is applicable to your field and your nursing career goals. Review the nursing course curriculum here.

Accredited by the ACEN

Anna Maria College’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),* formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The ACEN is the entity responsible for specialized accreditation of nursing education programs, both postsecondary and higher degrees that meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Their goals include strengthening educational quality through a common core of standards and criteria, promoting peer review, and fostering educational equity, access, opportunity and mobility.

There are many benefits of earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an ACEN-accredited nursing program. Employers prefer nurses who have advanced nursing degrees from accredited nursing schools, and the credits you earn are transferable to other accredited nursing programs if you ever wish to continue your education and pursue advanced study. Nursing school accreditation also allows you to participate in federally funded and state entitlement programs, which can greatly help offset the cost of earning your BSN.

Get a high level of support from Anna Maria’s expert nursing faculty.

Designed and Taught by Nurse Leaders

Learn from – and network with – today’s top nursing professionals. Our online RN to BSN program is taught by expert nurse educators with experience in the high-pressure, high-stakes health care environment. Gain the most relevant nursing knowledge while expanding your professional circle.

Our level of excellence attracts top nursing talent. Anna Maria College is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau; International Honor Society of Nursing, Iota Phi Chapter-at-Large.

Learning Outcomes

Anna Maria College’s nursing program outcomes are intended to align with the outcomes recommended by various professional standards and guidelines, including the American Association of Colleges of Nursingritical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Graduates of Anna Maria College’s online BS in Nursing program successfully demonstrate nursing skills and competencies required of professional nurses and sought after by employers.

Read more about the educational objectives and outcomes of our RN to BSN program.

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Fulfill your commitment to providing extraordinary health care and advancing your career. Click here to request more information about the online RN to BSN from Anna Maria College or call 877-265-3201.

We are authorized to offer our online programs in most areas in the U.S., but are still awaiting full approval from a few select states. To determine if you are located in a state in which Anna Maria College is authorized to confer an online degree, please visit online.annamaria.edu/state-authorization.

* The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000. Fax: (404) 975-5020. Email: info@acenursing.org. Web: www.acenursing.org.