Waldorf University’s RN to BSN completion program allows registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online. Our online RN to BSN program is designed for working RNs who are interested in elevating their professional nursing knowledge and skills. RNs holding a BSN degree are prepared for broader roles in nursing, including supervisory careers.

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, our RN to BSN 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.

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). 


Why earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Online at Waldorf?

In April 2023, results from the 2022 National Nursing Workforce Survey showed that the percentage of RNs with a BSN or higher degree in the U.S. workforce exceeded 70 percent. Most nurses (51.5 percent) now enter the workforce with a BSN or entry-level master’s degree. Earning your flexible, convenient BSN degree online from Waldorf can open up opportunities to increase your responsibilities, seek professional advancement and boost your professional nursing career.

Our BSN courses are offered in eight-week terms. You can earn your BSN degree from Waldorf in as little as one year and one term, depending on the number of credits transferred and your time available to complete your coursework. For our RN to BSN program applicants, we will conduct a full credit evaluation. We allow for up to 75 percent of your undergraduate credits to transfer to Waldorf.

Waldorf’s RN to BSN degree program is only offered as an accelerated degree track program. We accept students year-round.

An Online RN to BSN Degree with a Human Touch

Our online nursing degree program is designed to help you further your passion and enjoy a purpose-driven life in health care. Courses and assignments are not just academic exercises; they are meant to improve patient care. What you learn in class can be incorporated into your current job the next day. Waldorf’s online RN to BSN degree program also allows you to connect with faculty members one-to-one so you can ask questions, discuss assignments and gain deep insights into nursing. In addition, your in-person practicum experience can be developed at your current workplace or another local health care facility.

Earn your RN to BSN Degree Online Around Your Busy Schedule

Completing your courses online:

  • Offers you 24/7 access to class content
  • Eliminates the need to schedule time off from work to attend in-person classes
  • Facilitates self-paced learning
  • Allows you to review lesson materials multiple times at your convenience

You will access our highly regarded BSN degree course content through the latest interactive technology and remote course delivery systems. This format allows you to learn at your own pace while still feeling like you are part of the class, including interacting with your professors and classmates.

Learn from Supportive, Expert Faculty

Waldorf’s BSN degree faculty are experts and practicing professionals in their fields, offering extensive experience that will give you deep insights into nursing and health care. Our faculty members take the time to mentor and guide you as you progress through your coursework.

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 our RN to BSN degree 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.

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. 


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.