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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern University Online

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RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Designed for practicing nurses. Further your career and prepare for leadership or management positions in the healthcare industry.

A Quality Education

As a traditional nonprofit institution, Eastern University enjoys a long heritage of offering students a high quality education since 1925.

100% online

Convenient and non-residential model with no required class or login times allows for individualized planning.


Complete coursework anywhere, anytime without ever having to come to campus. Build upon core nursing skills while earning a degree to advance your career.

7-week Courses

There are six entry points each year. The next start date is 8/28/17.

Professional Connections

Caring faculty and small class sizes allow you to develop career advancing networks that last long after graduation.

14 Months

Attend full-time and complete the program in just over one year.


Or, attend part-time as needed for a healthy work/life balance.

Meet the Demand for a Highly Skilled Workforce

According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 555,000 nurses are expected to retire in the next 15 years. Hospitals will need experienced nurses with advanced skills to provide quality treatment. At Eastern University, we inspire you to Wake Up The World and acquire the core nursing skills you need to transform how healthcare is delivered.

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After reviewing multiple programs, Eastern University’s RN to BSN program grabbed my heart. The holistic approach to nursing was exactly what I was searching for to complete me as the best nurse and individual I could be”

– Linda Jan Lear Lofland (RN to BSN, Class of 2013)

Top 50

Eastern University has been ranked among the best U.S. Christian universities and colleges by Christian Universities Online.


National Recognition

Eastern University has been recognized by online resource, as one of the 50 best Colleges for Older Students.

Eastern University improved its position by 15 spots in the Top Tier of North Regional Universities in the 2016 edition of America’s Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report



Regional Accreditation

The RN to BSN program at Eastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. [267-284-5000] The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.



Program Requirements & Course Details

RN to BSN Curriculum
  • 121-124 total credits
  • 70 credits awarded for associate/diploma and valid RN license
  • 30 credits in nursing major
  • 9-12 credits for general education
  • 15 credits for professional development courses/credits (submitted as needed)

Program of Study

Nursing Core
NURS 301 Health Care Informatics (3cr)
NURS 215 Scholarly Writing in Nursing (3 cr)
NURS 210 Health Care Ethics and Christian Nursing (3 cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: Evidence of ANA Ethical Code in a Clinical Practice Setting (4 hours)
NURS 307 Holistic/Integrative Nursing and Health Promotion (3cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: Psychosocial/Spiritual/Cultural Assessment and Plan (6 hours)
  • Clinical Application Experience: Holistic Self-Care Assessment and Care Plan (6 hours)
NURS 305 Physical Assessment (3 cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: History, Review of Systems and Physical Assessment with Needs List (4 hours)
NURS 401 Population Focused Nursing: A Global Approach (3cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: Community Assessment (8 hours)
NURS 404 Nursing Research (3 cr)
NURS 402 Leadership in Nursing Practice (3 cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: Interview of Clinical Leader (4 hours)
NURS 405 Senior Seminar (3 cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: Evidence Based Practice Project (8 hours)
NURS 480 Nursing Capstone: The Art of Nursing (3 cr)

  • Clinical Application Experience: IHI Shadowing Experience (6 hours)
Total Clinical Hours Embedded throughout the RN-BSN Program = 46 hours
General Education
BIBL 100 Biblical Word in Contemporary Context 3cr (core)
MATH 220 Statistics for the Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 cr (if not previously taken)
INST 271 Justice in Caring for Vulnerable Populations 3cr (core)
HIST 160-161 Western Civilization 3 cr.(core)

Question: Why an online degree from Eastern University?
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Answer: Eastern University is a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution founded in 1925. Throughout our long history, we strive to WAKE UP THE WORLD to ethical business practices by training future leaders grounded in faith, reason, and justice.

Eastern University wants to help you WAKE UP THE WORLD. Get started today.