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RN to BSN Program Information

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Linfield's flexible online RN to BSN program is designed for working nurses

The community-centered curriculum focuses on registered nurses becoming leaders in their community with an emphasis on social justice, diversity, multicultural awareness, collaboration, vulnerable populations and health promotion.

Program Overview

About the curriculum

To earn your BSN with Linfield, 125-semester credits are required.

  • You are required to complete all of the RN to BSN prerequisites and the majority of Linfield Curriculum (the University's general education requirements) before enrolling in the RN to BSN major courses.
  • You are awarded 31 credits for prior learning after successfully completing the first course in the major.
  • You will have the support of an Academic Advisor to assist in developing your academic plan.

Here's a breakdown of major courses taken by semester:

Semester One Transition to Professional Nursing 6 credits
Semester Two Professional Communication in Healthcare 3 credits
Evidence-based Nursing 3 credits
Semester Three Population-based Nursing 3 credits
Nursing Leadership 3 credits
Semester Four Integrated Experiential Learning 6 credits
  TOTAL 24 credits
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Clinical experience

In addition to your online course work, you will complete your clinical hours through a service-learning project during your last semester.
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Have you completed your prerequisites?

Review the required prerequisites for enrolling in this program.


Wondering what credits will transfer?

Take a peek at courses that have been reviewed for transfer to Linfield.


Take the next steps

Request more information, schedule a meeting with an admission counselor or ask to have an unofficial evaluation or your transcripts. We are here to help!

Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education