RN to BSN Program

Build on your RN credential and take the next step in your professional journey with App State's RN-BSN program. This online degree is designed for working nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing who want to leverage their experience and advance in their field.

You will develop skills in informatics, theory, leadership, research, older adult care, health assessment and community-based nursing. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Program Information


Non-traditional clinical requirements are built into each course. For example, you may be asked to perform a head to toe assessment on an adult, complete a community windshield survey or provide medication education to an older adult.

Admission Requirements

A comprehensive list of admission criteria is available through App State Online.

Students must complete all pre-requisite classes prior to admission in the RN to BSN program and will apply as transfer students (view specific requirements and course options here).  All courses in the RN to BSN program must be completed at App State.

Interested in what courses will transfer and if you are ready to apply to App State's nursing program? Complete the Program Entry Requirements Evaluation to get started.

Departmental Compliance

Students must attain and meet departmental compliance requirements throughout their program of study. There are set deadlines for attaining compliance and compliance must be maintained throughout the program to ensure continuance in coursework. Learn more about departmental compliance requirements and deadlines.

Wilkes Community College to App State BSN 3+1 pathway

Earn two degrees and save on tuition and fees. This 3+1 pathway allows you to complete your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Wilkes Community College (WCC) and then earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from App State Online in as little as one year.

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