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RN to BSN Program Overview

The RN to BSN Program is designed for licensed RNs who wish to earn a Bachelor's Degree. It does not lead to licensure as a registered nurse. If you are interested in a career in nursing but are not licensed as a registered nurse or enrolled in a program leading to licensure, you should follow the program in Nursing Preparation described in the Undergraduate Catalog.

  • Convenience for working RNs
    Courses are offered in an online format to enable nurses to complete their degree requirements in as little as 16 months. Clinical hours are scheduled in sites close to students' homes.
  • Personal attention from caring faculty
    Small class sizes lead to individualized assistance from faculty whose main focus is your success.
  • Accessible and affordable
    Apply for admission, register for classes, and complete classwork online. Comparatively low tuition and information on scholarship assistance help to control program costs.
  • Knowledge you can use today
    Courses include learning activities to help students apply what they learn in their work sites.

The RN to BSN Program is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing proposed Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education. Students will come to the program with the strong liberal arts background required by Frostburg State University's General Education Program.

The RN to BSN curriculum is designed to increase the registered nurse's knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • leadership
  • quality improvement
  • evidence-based nursing practice
  • nursing informatics
  • population-focused health promotion and disease prevention
  • interdisciplinary collaboration
  • professionalism

The program prepares nurses to assume roles in leadership, complex clinical care coordination, and community/public health. The program also serves as an academic foundation for graduate study. It is open to all registered nurses who meet the admission criteria. Courses will be delivered periodically throughout each semester in a part-time plan of study. Courses will use an entirely online format with synchronous online classrooms  to maximize student flexibility and maintain the student-faculty connection that is essential to academic success.