OnlineRN to BSN

Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 8 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online


The RN to BSN online program courses are offered online with practice experiences in the student's community. It is designed for Registered Nurses who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the nursing profession and advancing their careers. As the practice of healthcare continues to grow and change, nurses who hold a BSN can use the valuable skills they learn to meet the challenges of the dynamic health care industry.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia University Saint Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Curriculum Overview


The 36-credit RN to BSN online program advances the knowledge and skills of nursing professionals through an integration of learning and experience. Using a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students gain insight into ethics in health care, professional and evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, leadership, management, care coordination and community health.

Coursework builds on previous nursing experience, and prepares students to be leaders and lifelong learners who can adapt to developments in health care delivery and the diverse patient population.

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NUR-330 - Ethics & Decision Making

This course examines the fundamental ethical theories, principles, Christian virtues, and models of decision-making designed, to support the complex issues nurses face today. At the completion of this course students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles applied to nursing practice and health care delivery settings. Basic ethical principles relating to research with human subjects will be explored. The Christian ethic of social justice is explored with the emphasis upon reducing health disparities. Students will begin to develop a personal model of decision making that is consistent with core personal values, legal and regulatory requirements, standards of care and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

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Elective Courses


  1. Apply Online
  2. Official College Transcripts from a regionally accredited institution with an Associate’s degree in Nursing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 based on a 4.0 system in previous nursing coursework. To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secured electronic delivery.
    If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas toward our general education requirements, in addition to the course-by-course review.
    If you have fewer than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit and essay, your official high school transcript, any college-level courses you have taken, and official ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Current/valid, unencumbered MN nursing license. Applicant should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board. If nursing license is from outside of MN or encumbered, please contact your enrollment counselor for additional information.
  4. Signed Field Experience and Program Requirements form.
  5. Personal Statement
    • The statement should fall between 400 and 700 words.
    • Statement must include introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements between topics.
    • Do not incorporate any other work requiring citation or referencing. Statement should be reflective of you and original.
      • Explain, in detail, what has led you to become a nurse.
      • State your professional nursing practice experience in your current role and discuss your professional goals, including your ideal position.
      • Share how you feel Concordia University, St. Paul will help you meet your professional goals.

120 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Field Experience

The RN to BSN program requires successful completion of course field experiences called practice experiences. These experiences entail taking the coursework out of the online classroom and into a practice setting where course concepts are applied and experience from a broader perspective is gained with the assistance of a qualified preceptor you identify. You and your preceptor collaborate on evidence-based practice issues in the practice setting as well as identified population needs within a community. Your practice experience is something to be proud of – it’s the culmination of what you have learned and developed to apply to a real-world situation. So, go ahead, show everyone what you can do!

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Proven Results

Concordia’s online and on-campus programs deliver relevant skill sets and real-world career outcomes for professionals in a variety of fields and industries.

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation.

*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul

$61,987Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation.

*salary data source:

44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average.

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Concordia’s online programs provide an affordable educational choice for adult learners to invest in their futures. Worried about how to fund your degree? Don’t be – follow these 3 simple steps to see how your degree is well within reach!


  1. Complete the FAFSA**to determine your federal aid & loan eligibility
  2. Consider applying for any scholarships that may reduce your funding need
  3. Explore private loan options and income share agreements

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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