program curriculum & technical requirements

The RN to BSN Program is an online post-licensure program for the registered nurse who has a valid, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the United States. The program consists of a total of 120 credits, including:

  • 46 credits of general education. You may have already completed some or all of the general education courses. Transfer credits can be taken at any accredited college or university. Please check with BSMCON’s admitting staff to see if your previous coursework is transferable.
  • 41 credits of prior learning as a registered nurse, which you will be granted upon completion of the NUR 3205, “Advanced Nursing Practice,” in your first semester.
  • 33 credits of online nursing and BSMCON upper level general education courses. Stimulating coursework for the RN to BSN completion degree includes research papers, case studies and discussion boards to engage you in your studies. Assignments will include individual and group projects that you will apply to your work setting. On average, you should expect to spend six to nine hours a week for each three-credit course in which you are enrolled.

Students in the RN to BSN track will be completing their degree via distance learning. This requires basic computer and software skills using Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint, email, saving attachments, and transferring files. Internet access is required to participate in online components of your RN to BSN courses. Please click the links below to access the technical requirements for the program.

Sample Plan of Study: Remember the RN-BSN program is flexible, here one of the sample options available.

Sample Plan

Program Technical Requirements


RN-BSN Education Benefit Program 

If you were selected to particpate in the RN-BSN Education Benefit Program please complete the forms below.