RN to BSN Program

Online advancement for current professionals

The RN to BSN Program is an online advancement program for current registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing.

Curriculum is presented through distance education, with courses available on demand, anytime, to fit your schedule. Some courses may occasionally require that you log-in for class at a specific time.

All clinical requirements may be satisfied in your local community or one nearby. UNMC has relationships with over 100 health care institutions across Nebraska to provide students a convenient, diverse range of clinical learning.

Important information for out-of-state students.


Some of this coursework may already be satisfied by your existing nursing degree. See prerequisite courses. Read the undergraduate admissions policy for details about prerequisites and admissions requirements.

Three program start dates per year are offered:  August, January and May. Required nursing coursework consists of six classes for 20 credits. As a plan of study, RN to BSN students may take one to three courses a semester, leading to degree completion in one to three years.
Clinical training  

For more information about satisfying clinical requirements in your local community or one nearby, contact a student services representative. UNMC has relationships with over 100 health care institutions across Nebraska.


Submit your application through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs. You may save and return to your application until you are ready to submit it. You will self-enter all college coursework, including prerequisites and any courses taken for credit during high school, courses completed through placement exam and all courses in progress.

After you submit your application, NursingCAS will add your references and transcripts to it as they are submitted. Monitor progress through your NursingCAS account and through your email.

Read more on how to apply.