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Online and Continuing Education RN to BSN Degree Requirements

RN to BSN Degree Requirements

Students must complete 125 semester credits to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students may complete the majority of their additional course work prior to enrolling in NURS 308. For a clear breakdown of requirements for each semester, Linfield College has outlined a program of study based on expected start semester. The required courses for the RN to BSN major are:

Semester One:
NURS 308 Transition to Professional Nursing - 6 credits

Semester Two:
NURS 310 Professional Communication in Healthcare - 3 credits
NURS 321 Evidence-based Nursing - 3 credits

Semester Three:
NURS 462 Population-based Nursing - 3 credits
NURS 472 Nursing Leadership - 3 credits

Semester Four:
NURS 476 Integrated Experiential Learning - 6 credits

*in addition to the RN to BSN program courses, students will need to complete prerequisites for the RN to BSN program and bachelor of science degree requirements. Not all RN to BSN major requirements are required for admission to Linfield College, students can be admitted as pre-RN to BSN to finish any outstanding requirements prior to enrolling in their first RN to BSN course (NURS 308).

For additional information on how your transfer credits will be applied to your Linfield BSN, contact our admission office at 1.800.640.2287 or

This is information about the online RN to BSN degree program for those already licensed and working as RNs.  If you are interested in our pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (based on our Portland campus), you can find information here.

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