Waldorf University’s RN to BSN program fosters a learning environment that prepares culturally competent nurses to lead and educate in a diverse and complex world.

The Waldorf University RN to BSN completion program gives registered nurses an opportunity to capitalize on their prior nursing experience in the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. With a focus on relevant topics in today's health care industry such as evidence-based practice, legal and ethical issues, leadership and management for nurses, community health and more, this degree program provides a well-rounded curriculum for RNs who are seeking more from their current career.

Waldorf's RN to BSN degree program is a post-licensure completion program that requires students to have a current RN license for admission. This program is not designed to lead to additional licensure or certification upon graduation. Please see additional information regarding professional licensure for this program below.

Waldorf's RN to BSN program is CCNE Accredited

The RN to BSN program at Waldorf University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Benefits of Earning Your BSN and taking courses online:

The RN to BSN completion program at Waldorf University can help you stand out from the crowd and elevate your practice.

Did you know?

Taking courses online allow:

  • 24/7 access to class content
  • Eliminates the need to schedule time off from work to attend face to face classes.
  • Facilitates self-paced learning
  • Allows for review of lessons material multiple times during the term at the student’s convenience

RN to BSN Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits. Students have the ability to transfer in up to 90 credit hours.
  • 2.50 cumulative grade point average for non-nursing courses completed at Waldorf University
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours

Available scholarship:

  • U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program
    The Navy offers a program for current or future student's pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Program participants receive a $1,000 monthly stipend and a $10,000 sign-on bonus ($5,000 up front and then another $5,000 six months later) and are guaranteed a job in the Navy Nurse Corps after graduation. 

This program is available online only.

Degree Requirements

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Prefix Number Course Credit
General Education and Core Requirements* 54
Waldorf Required RN-BSN Completion Program Courses 30
NUR 3010 Professional Concepts in Nursing** 3
NUR 3020 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 4030 Leadership and Management Principles for Nurses** 3
NUR 4040 Population Based Nursing 3
NUR 4050 Faculty Guided Wellness Experience** 3
NUR 4060 Teaching in Health Care** 3
NUR 4070 Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 4080 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing 3
NUR 4090 Nursing Capstone** 3
REL 4035 Life, Meaning, Vocation 3
Associate Degree/Diploma Program Transferred Nursing Credit 36
Grand Total Hours for Degree 120

Numbers in bold indicate total credits for each requirement.

Download a sample curriculum plan for the RN to BSN Completion Program.

*Additional courses may be required to satisfy specific Waldorf University general education and core requirements.

**Courses to be completed in combination with approved practicum experience in the community or place of employment. Students must comply with requirements of the healthcare organizations where their practicum experience will be completed. If the healthcare organization requires an affiliation agreement prior to conducting practicum experience, additional requirements may include (but are not limited to) criminal background checks and verification of licensure, drug testing, immunization records, health insurance, and medical malpractice insurance. Students are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of meeting these additional requirements. At Waldorf University, nursing courses with a practicum component cannot be taken by individuals with a denied, suspended, or revoked licensed in any United States jurisdiction or another country. Additionally a practicum component  cannot be taken if results from a background check report prohibits participation in a practicum location. If you have any questions about these requirements please contact the Program Director at tara.nichols@waldorf.edu.


Waldorf University RN-BSN Online Program is committed to complying with accreditation and individual state requirements. When online courses are offered to students who reside outside of the institution’s own state, the state in which the student resides may have its own regulations that nursing programs must meet to be in compliance with that state’s regulations. Compliance with state regulations allows Waldorf University to offer nursing courses to students that reside in that state. Below is a list of states for which Waldorf University is accepting applications for the RN to BSN completion program. States for which Waldorf University is not currently accepting applications is also provided.

Disclaimer: This information will be updated periodically and is subject to change without notice. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check with the home state’s Board of Nursing for additional or revised regulations. Information about each Board of Nursing can be found at National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

States From Which Waldorf University Online RN to BSN Program is Accepting Applications
Alabama** Louisiana North Carolina
Arizona Massachusetts** North Dakota**
Arkansas Maryland** Ohio
California* Maine** Oklahoma
Florida Michigan Oregon
Delaware** Mississippi** South Carolina
District of Columbia Minnesota South Dakota
Georgia Missouri Texas
Hawaii Montana Utah**
Illinois Nebraska Vermont
Indiana New Hampshire** Virginia
Idaho New Jersey** West Virginia
Iowa New Mexico Wisconsin**
Kansas New Mexico Wyoming**
Kentucky New York Washington**

*Does not participate in NC-SARA

**The Board of Nursing or state department of higher education in these states have additional steps to be completed. Please inform the Program Director if you live in one of these states for the additional steps to be completed. 


States From Which Waldorf University is Not Accepting Applications at This Time
Alaska Nevada Rhode Island
Colorado Tennessee  
Connecticut Pennsylvania  

Waldorf University is also not accepting applications from US territories at this time.