University of Nebraska Medical Center

Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gain new skills and career opportunities with UNMC's RN-to-BSN program.

Why Earn an RN-to-BSN?

With a BSN you'll have the training to offer quality patient care and make skilled nursing diagnosis. Research by the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing shows that higher nursing education makes a major positive difference in clinical outcomes.

As an RN-to-BSN student, you will build on your clinical skills and gain enhanced communication, critical thinking, evidence based practice and leadership skills. The BSN has become the required or preferred degree in many hospitals and medical facilities. If you plan to move into administration or teaching, a BSN, or higher, is essential. Four of the highest paying nursing jobs include nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist and clinical nurse specialist. In order to gain this level of education and specialization, it begins with a BSN.

Why Earn an RN-to-BSN at UNMC?


The College of Nursing is the largest and most far-reaching of UNMC's health colleges with five campuses spanning the state. We have divisions in Omaha, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, Kearney and Norfolk.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington D.C. 20001. Phone: (202)887-6791.

Competency-Based Education

Our comprehensive curriculum is centered on student learning, patient outcomes and best-practices care propelled by advanced nursing systems. We'll equip you to translate nursing research into forward-thinking, best-practices for clinical application.

Progression Flexibility

Students can choose from full or part-time options, completing their degree at a pace that suits their lifestyle.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Full- or part-time
Two to six semesters after completing prerequisites
Start Date
August, January, May

Program Highlights

Plan of Study

You'll study such areas as health promotion, leadership in health care delivery, evidence-based nursing practice, nursing interventions, health care outcomes and population-centered care.

Clinical Training

You'll do clinical rotations at area medical centers, hospitals and other health facilities. These experiences will provide opportunities to apply your training and care for people at all life stages: infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults.


Some of this coursework may already be satisfied by your existing nursing degree.



Careers and Outcomes

Nursing is a quickly growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of more than 438,000 new RN jobs by the year 2026. UNMC nursing graduates are in demand among employers throughout Nebraska and BSN graduates have the edge.

Job Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Doctor's offices
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Residential care facilities
  • Long-Term care facilities
  • Hospices
  • Schools
  • Educational services
  • Government services
  • And More...


  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Faith Regional
  • Western Regional
  • St. Elizabeth’s
  • Kearney Regional
  • Bryan Health
  • Good Samaritan
  • Nebraska Methodist
  • St. Francis
  • And More...

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