RN to BSN / Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online/Dual Enrollment Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Increase and enhance your registered nursing knowledge and skills to advance in your career.

With the increasing need for nurses with bachelor's degree, an RN to BSN degree will help you expand your career options! Created with your needs in mind, we've developed a flexible online program to allow you to learn on your schedule.

Our R.N. to B.S.N program has students enrolled from numerous counties across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia who work at many different facilities in varying capacities. This creates an inspired learning environment for a diverse group of individuals.

While most of the program is online, you will take part in a required 135-practicum hour that is completed within your community. FSU offers you multiple options for completing the practicum hours using both synchronous and asynchronous practices. You will be presented with sample progression plans to follow that allows you to finish the program in a timely manner. This can be completed in as little as 15 months or take up to 60 months (maximum time). If desired, in most semesters, you can take as few as one class.

Frostburg also offers an online RN to BSN dual enrollment program for students already enrolled in a community college nursing program. You can take Frostburg's courses online during the nursing program at their community college. Once you receive your associate's degree, you must take and pass the nursing licensure exam and then continue coursework at FSU to complete the BSN. 


Offered entirely online to fit your busy life, with hands-on learning through clinical hours at sites close to home. For the dual enrollment program, coursework occurs face-to-face at the community college and asynchronously online at Frostburg. Dual enrollment is available with the following schools:

  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Carroll Community College
  • Cecil Community College
  • Chesapeake
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Frederick Community College
  • Hagerstown Community College
  • Harford Community College
  • Prince George's Community College

RN to BSN Degree Highlights

  • Prepare to assume roles in leadership, complex clinical care coordination, and community/ public health, and serves as the academic foundation for graduate study.

  • Take part in our flexible delivery format over a traditional semester -- ideal for a working nurse. The program can be completed as quickly as one year or up to \five years to meet your individual schedule and needs.

  • Learn from knowledgeable and supportive faculty who understand the demands of adult working learners.

  • Discover the ethical, legal, political, and financial influences on the delivery of patient care.

What can I do with a RN to BSN degree?


Median pay for RN to BSN program graduates (BLS 2021)

This R.N. to B.S.N. program at FSU will prepare you to take on roles in leadership in the healthcare industry and will also serve as the academic foundation for graduate study. Our graduates work in a variety of settings including acute care, health policy, community health and informatics.

What You'll Learn

As a student of the R.N. to B.S.N. program, you will get the skills to think critically and creatively to address professional practice and patient care issues, as well as apply leadership concepts and collaborative strategies to the process of nursing care delivery. You will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes of professional nursing practice and learn to identify and understand basic elements of nursing research to integrate scientific evidence with clinical judgments. You will also get the fundamentals to safely use interpersonal communication and information technology to improve patient care, including those from vulnerable populations.

accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at Frostburg State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-679

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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