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RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

Level up your resume and unlock more nursing career possibilities—faster. The RN to BSN Degree Completion program is designed for working registered nurses looking to turn their ADN into a BSN.

Expect More from UA Grantham

More transferability: ADN graduates with active RN licenses receive 81 credits toward a BSN degree. Plus, 9 additional credit hours can be transferred from another BSN program.

More affordability: UA Grantham has one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S.1 and we provide a new laptop to all new and returning degree-seeking students—at no additional cost.

More start dates: Most courses in this program start quarterly in January, April, July, and October, while others start monthly. It's easy to get started whenever you're ready.

More credibility: UA Grantham's College of Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)2.

CCNE Accredited

Admission Requirements

This degree completion program builds on the foundation of previous nursing education at the associate degree level. To be admitted into this program (which meets the Kansas Articulation Model), you need to satisfy general requirements for undergraduate admissions, as well as provide proof of:

  • High school graduation or its equivalent.
  • An earned associate degree in nursing (ADN/ASN/AAS) from an accredited nursing program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students that have earned a diploma in nursing in the U.S. or have an atypical transcript will be reviewed on a case by case basis in order to validate the equivalence to an (ADN/ASN) degree.
  • Current and unencumbered RN license as indicated by date of issue. If a student holds a current encumbered nursing license, the restriction will be reviewed by the College of Nursing review team. The decision of the review team will be communicated to the prospective student immediately upon the decision and will stand without appeal.
  • Nurses educated outside the United States who are eligible must have an earned degree in nursing that equates to a U.S. ADN/ASN Diploma.
  • Practicing nurses who are seeking admission to the nursing program and who hold a valid, unencumbered license in the United States but whose nursing transcript or transcript evaluation document does not show ADN/ASN equivalency must have their documentation reviewed by nursing administration for validation of equivalency and admission into appropriate nursing program.

Note: Certain states, such as Kansas, require CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) certification as part of the vetting process to earn a valid and current RN license. Please check with your state to determine requirements.


Program Outcomes

  • Assess effective communication in oral, written, interpersonal and electronic modes
  • Evaluate clinical judgments based on evidence-based practice standards and ethical practices
  • Ensure accountability when providing and ensuring safe, efficient, quality patient care
  • Synthesize available resources to apply critical thinking to complex clinical situations
  • Incorporate culturally competent care concepts for individuals and families across the lifespan
  • Critique proficiency when caring for communities and populations
  • Analyze opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Integrate clinical technologies and informatics in practice

Career and Employers

More Prepared — For More Opportunities
BSN-holders are eligible for more jobs than nurses with only an associate degree. With a bachelor's in nursing, you could work in positions such as:
  • Nurse manager
  • Clinical research nurse
  • Operating room nurse
  • School nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Telemedicine nurse

And employers could include:

  • Healthcare organizations
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community health agencies
  • Home care agencies
  • Government agencies

Need More Help?

Talk to a dedicated admissions representative and get answers to all your RN to BSN Degree Completion questions. Give us a call at 800-955-2527 or email us at admissions@grantham.edu.