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.

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.

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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

The RN-BSN completion program for a BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING at Waldorf University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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 Community 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.

*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.


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 authorized to offer RN to BSN courses and applications are currently being accepted. States for which Waldorf University is not currently authorized to offer courses or compliance is currently under review 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
Arkansas Kansas Nebraska
Arizona Maine* New York
California Maryland* Ohio
Connecticut Michigan Oklahoma
Florida Minnesota* Oregon
Georgia Missouri South Carolina
Hawaii Montana South Dakota
Illinois New Hampshire* Texas
Indiana New Jersey* Virginia
Iowa North Dakota* West Virginia
Kentucky North Carolina  

*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 addition steps to be completed.

States From Which Waldorf University is Not Accepting Applications at This Time
Alabama Massachusetts Tennessee
Alaska Mississippi Utah
Colorado Nevada Vermont
District of Columbia New Mexico Washington
Louisiana Pennsylvania Wisconsin
  Rhode Island Wyoming

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