Nursing Degree Program FAQs

Q: Is the RN to BSN offered at Anna Maria College accredited?
A: Yes, our RN to BSN online program is fully accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Q: How long will it take to complete the online RN to BSN program?
A: The length of the program depends on how many transfer credits you are awarded toward the 120-credit program and how many classes you choose to take each term. A minimum of 45 credits must be taken through Anna Maria College.* If you take 2 courses every 8 weeks at a time, this can be completed in as little as 16 months. If you take 1 course every 8 weeks, this can be completed in two and a half years. For a detailed course listing, check out the RN to BSN course description page.

Q: Who is this nursing degree program designed for?
A: This program is designed for registered nurses with an ADN or diploma working toward obtaining their BSN.

Q: I already have a nursing diploma, associate's degree or bachelor's degree. How many credits can I transfer?
A: Up to 75 credits can be transferred from a qualifying associate’s degree or nursing diploma and up to 90 credits can be transferred from a qualifying bachelor’s degree. Our advisers will review your transcripts to make sure you get the most possible credit

Q: I've been a working, registered nurse for years. Do I get any credit for that?
A: A minimum of 30 transfer credits will be granted to students who are Registered Nurses. Non-traditional credit (up to 6 credit hours) may be granted for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or professional certification in a specialty practice area.

Q: Do I need to be licensed in Anna Maria College's home state to earn my BSN degree?
A: No, AMC accepts candidates with nursing licenses from most states with a few exceptions, please view our state restrictions page for details. Because no on-site clinical component is required to earn the BSN from Anna Maria College, it is not necessary to become licensed in our home state of Massachusetts.

Q: Are there scholarship opportunities available to online RN-BSN students?
A: Yes, while AMC encourages our students to research scholarships for financial assistance, we have outlined some scholarships that are available to use toward your RN-BSN degree.

*Fewer than 45 credits may be required if a nurse already has a conferred bachelor's degree in another field.

Admissions advisers are ready to answer any additional questions you may have. Call 877-265-3201 to speak with us right away, or request more information.

Q: Where can I find more information on the academic and clinical expectations for student nurses at Anna Maria College?
A: Please feel free to reference the RN to BSN student handbook.

Q: Where can I find out more about online student support, financial aid, and student resources?
A: Please feel free to reference the online student resource guide.

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