Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

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Find your degree of interest from one of our many programs of study offered 100% online.

Liberty University's online programs offer you the flexibility to study at your own pace, from your home or office, while retaining a level of structure that will help you stay on track toward achieving your educational goals. You'll receive a quality education - that is both flexible and affordable - from an accredited institution.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

What You Will Learn

Get Your RN-BSN in as Little as 12 Months for $330 Per Credit Hour, Both Full- And Part-Time!


As a registered nurse, you already have an incredible impact on the lives of your patients and their families. Nurses form the backbone of support for hospitals, clinics, and other clinical health service organizations by ministering to people when they are at their most vulnerable.

And as the push for BSN-educated nurses continues in hospitals across the country, Liberty University’s 100% online RN-to-BSN program can help you get your bachelor’s degree in nursing while remaining active in your job, with your family, and in your community — without the worry of taking courses on campus.

  • Earning your BSN will give you the skills and knowledge you need to help improve patient outcomes and meet the growing need for nurses who are trained to shape the future of healthcare.
  • If you want to go further faster, our RN-BSN-MSN program allows you to earn both your BSN and MSN degrees in as little as 24 months. Streamlining these programs means less coursework and overall savings for you. 
  • As a licensed RN, you can transfer in at least 39 hours toward your degree program.
  • Liberty’s academically excellent, flexible, and affordable RN-to-BSN programs make it possible for busy nursing professionals like you to earn your degree while staying connected to your family, community, and career. Your nursing degree from Liberty University will equip you to reach new professional heights and shape a better world by championing what matters to you. And that’s what matters to us.


Liberty University offers detailed information about the educational requirements for licensure programs. To see if this program aligns with your state, you can research requirements here:

What Will You Learn in the RN to BSN Degree Online Program?

  • The skills and competencies you need to further excel in nursing practice.  
  • Critical thinking and management skills to help build better healthcare systems.
  • How your foundational nursing skills translate into more advanced levels of nursing practice.
  • Organizational theory practices so you can move into management roles within the healthcare system.

Liberty’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and meet rigorous standards for academic quality.

Potential Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS*), careers in nursing are expected to grow significantly faster than the average of all professions through at least 2026. BLS reports that registered nurses with a BSN degree will generally have better career prospects than nurses without a BSN degree. Registered nurses seeking advancement in their careers should consider completing our online nursing program since a BSN degree is required for most promotions in the nursing profession:

  • Community agencies
  • Education
  • Government service
  • Independent practice

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at (visited October 07, 2019).

Liberty’s RN to BSN Online Degree Program Highlights

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online RN to BSN degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Our online RN-to-BSN degree ranked among the best online programs by due to our credentials, affordability, and level of career preparedness.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Nurses can complete this degree program in as little as 3 years.

Military Benefits for Our Online RN to BSN Degree Program

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training. 

Credit Hours

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Automatic minimum 39 credits for RN licensure and transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 19, 2024



Maximize Your Time

  • 100% online programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
  • Earn credit for prior learning.
  • Transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a master’s degree.

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Your goals on your time

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our admissions counselors is ready to assist you with starting the process.

Contact Us: (800) 424-9595

Why Choose Liberty University?

Prepare for a Career

Go from merely surviving in your current job to thriving in the career of your dreams.

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week.

Access Academic Support

Access our electronic and print resources through the Jerry Falwell Library, writing resources, study aids, and IT support.

Grow in Your Faith

Each of our programs is grounded in biblical principles, and our professors consider teaching to be more than a job – it’s their calling.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

Tuition Discounts

Available for military service members, including active duty, reserve, veterans, and their spouses, as well as emergency response personnel.

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

Other Payment Options are Available

Contact one of our admissions counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.


An Accredited Private Education Made for You

As a nonprofit university, we have been pioneering distance education since 1985 and offer a unique and proven approach to online education.

Along with our advanced accreditations, we also have been recognized by the following organizations for our excellence in education.

2021 Niche Best Colleges badge

Liberty University is proud to announce that we are recognized by multiple institutions for our affordability, accessibility, and academic quality. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America