Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

The UMSL College of Nursing recognizes registered nurses as busy adult learners, often with years of professional experience. The RN to BSN program allows nurses the opportunity to continue their education through flexible and convenient programs, without repeating courses and experiences commonly completed as part of a basic associate degree or diploma nursing program.

The RN to BSN program is designed to be completed in five consecutive terms. Courses can be taken online, on the UMSL campus, or at select off-campus locations throughout the metro area.

General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component including studies beyond the sciences. The RN to BSN curriculum focuses on preparing nurses to care for the increasingly complex needs of patients and populations. Nursing courses explore such concepts as health assessment, population health, nursing research and evidence-based practice, and leadership, with community-based independent clinical activities.

Why choose UMSL|Nursing?


The RN to BSN Program consists of three primary options. Please contact the Office of Student Services for further information.

On Campus

Students may attend classes on UMSL's campus, one evening per week.


Students who choose the online option enjoy the convenience of attending classes via the internet. Nursing course materials, lectures, and assignments are available throughout the semester at any time, and in any place.

Off Campus

Students may attend classes one evening per week at an outreach site in the St. Louis area (the day of the week will depend upon the location). Courses are taught by UMSL faculty and students pay UMSL tuition and fees, even though class is attended at an outreach site. Current outreach locations include:
  • St. Charles Community College
  • Christian Hospital

For more information, visit the Off-Campus Degree Completion site.