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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Pursue Your Next-Level Degree with an Accelerated Online RN to BSN Program!

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program from American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Post University was designed to help RNs pursue the skills needed to make a difference in patient outcomes and their futures. This online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program focuses on essential areas of nursing, including management, public health, community health, strategic planning, nursing practice, patient care, and more.

Plus, with the RN to BSN online, you could be closer to completing your degree than you think. Your RN license plus an Associate of Science in Nursing or Associate Degree in Nursing could be considered for transfer credit—up to 90 credit hours—toward your degree.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

The Online RN to BSN Program at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

30 Nursing-Specific Credit Hours

12- to 24-Month Program

Individualized Practice Experiences

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Become a leader on multidisciplinary healthcare teams
  • Use research and scholarship to make and prioritize nursing diagnoses
  • Develop and design care for individuals, groups, and communities
  • Explore and examine issues involved in contemporary health and illness
  • Help shape health policies that affect both individual and community health

Your RN to BSN Online on Your Terms

To provide you with extra educational flexibility and choice, we offer two different tracks in our online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program: Term Based and SIMPath® (Competency Based).

Term Based (All Specializations)

  • 100% online classes
  • 8-week terms
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Consistent due dates
  • Take one class at a time

SIMPath® (Non-NP Specializations Only)

  • 100% online classes
  • 16-week semesters
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Self-paced format
  • Complete as many classes as you can*

* Start with two classes. Add in more as your schedule allows. You can register for additional classes up to the 13th week. Unfinished courses will need to be repeated.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online RN to BSN program’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

RN to BSN Online Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Nursing Admissions Requirements

Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the RN to BSN program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the online RN to BSN degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

“You can push yourself to complete the modules at your pace. Best of all, I feel the material is so applicable to what I do in my case management job at St. Luke’s Cornwall.”

Jeanne Icolaria

RN to BSN, Competency Based Track

Online RN to BSN Program FAQs

Pursuing your RN to BSN degree in nursing online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.

What is post-licensure nursing?

Post-licensure nursing refers to the phase of a nurse’s career after obtaining their nursing license. During this period, nurses apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired through education and training in healthcare settings. They actively engage in patient care, gaining experience and specialization while continuing their professional development through advanced certifications or higher degrees.

Post University’s RN to BSN program is a post-licensure nursing program. This means that students must already be licensed as an RN to be accepted for admission and must maintain an active and unencumbered RN license throughout their enrollment in the program


Do you have to be an RN before obtaining a BSN?

It depends on the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program you wish to pursue. Some BSN programs are designed for individuals who want to become registered nurses (RNs) and can be pursued directly after completing high school or obtaining an associate degree in nursing (ADN). After completing the BSN program and meeting the necessary licensure requirements, graduates can take the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed registered nurses.

Post University’s RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses that have already taken and passed the NCLEX-RN exam, received their license, and wish to further their education to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It offers an accelerated and flexible path for RNs to continue their training. A valid license as a registered nurse is a requirement for admission to Post’s RN to BSN online program.

How long are RN to BSN programs?

RN to BSN programs typically take around 1 to 2 years to complete, depending on various factors such as the student’s prior education, course load, and program format (full-time or part-time). These programs are specifically designed for registered nurses (RNs) who already hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a nursing diploma and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to advance their knowledge in the field.

What is a competency-based or self-paced RN to BSN program?

A competency-based or self-paced RN to BSN program is an educational approach that allows registered nurses (RNs) to progress through the program at their own speed based on their demonstrated skills and knowledge. Instead of adhering to a traditional semester- or term-based schedule, students advance by successfully completing assessments or demonstrating proficiency in specific competencies. This flexible learning model enables nurses to focus on areas where they need to build competence while accelerating through subjects they already understand, offering a personalized and efficient path to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.


Do you have to perform clinicals to earn an RN to BSN?

The requirement for clinical experiences in an RN to BSN program varies depending on the institution offering the program. While some RN to BSN programs may include clinical components to provide hands-on experience and practical application of concepts, others may not have such a requirement, especially for students who have already completed clinical hours during their initial RN education.

Post University’s RN to BSN program does not require clinical hours but does require practice experiences that are designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply concepts and knowledge taught in the nursing courses. These could include practice learning experiences (PLE) that occur at the workplace or other healthcare settings, and simulations (S) that involve participation in a variety of virtual settings.


Are all RN to BSN programs online?

Not all RN to BSN programs are exclusively online. Some institutions offer RN to BSN programs in various formats, including online, on-campus, or in a blended/hybrid format that combines both online and in-person instruction. The availability of online programs makes it convenient for working nurses to pursue their BSN degrees while accommodating their professional and personal responsibilities.

Post University’s online RN to BSN program offers flexible online classes available in two different tracks, and individualized practice experiences.

Is an RN to BSN hard?

The difficulty of an RN to BSN program can vary based on individual circumstances, such as the student’s prior experience, time management skills, and commitment to their studies. For registered nurses (RNs) already working in the field, balancing work and academic responsibilities can pose challenges. However, with proper dedication, support, and time management, many RNs successfully complete their RN to BSN programs and find the experience rewarding for their professional growth. Post University is focused on providing a personalized educational experience for our nursing students. We help you with a well-coordinated level of one-on-one support, including a faculty of industry professionals that truly care about your success in and out of class.

Pursue Your Online RN to BSN Program at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout the online RN to BSN program. We are here to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Looking for a way to make a bigger difference for your future and your patients? Let us help. Contact us to learn more about pursuing your RN to BSN online.

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This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Note: This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.