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Achieve your career goals with an online RN-to-BSN degree

Learn on a schedule that fits your personal and professional life and take your career to the next level with Capella University’s flexible online RN-to-BSN degree. This program builds on your professional nursing experience and allows you to enhance your knowledge, advance your career, and make an even bigger impact in patient safety and quality care.

Program Benefits:

  • Affordable: you can save time and money by applying prior learning for up to 75% of your program requirements.
  • Credible: Capella’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is CCNE accredited¹.
  • Expert faculty: our nursing faculty is on hand to provide support throughout your RN-to-BSN journey.
  • Flexible: enjoy an online curriculum with 24-hour access to courses.

Online courses with 24-hour access



FlexPath option available



*Total courses required depends upon prior coursework. Figures above assume student comes into the program with sufficient prior coursework to reduce remaining required courses to 11.

Two options. One affordable BSN program.

We value your nursing experience. This is why Capella provides two RN-to-BSN options designed for busy, experienced nurses who want to build upon what they already know in the most efficient way.

Standard online path option

You’ll have a more structured-learning approach with weekly coursework deadlines and assignments that allow you to move through each course with your classmates. Each course has a per-credit-tuition rate, and in any given quarter you can take 1–3 courses. This option allows you to complete your BSN degree online in as little as 18 months while still balancing work and life commitments.

FlexPath option²

With FlexPath, your pace is dictated by you—allowing you to use your expertise to move quickly through material you know, so you can spend time acquiring new knowledge and skills. Courses are self-paced with a flat tuition rate for every 12 weeks. The more courses you complete per session, the sooner you can finish your degree, and the more money you’ll save. This option allows you to complete your BSN degree online in as little as 12–18 months while continuing to balance work and life commitments.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning.

Accredited BSN program

Capella’s BSN degree is accredited² by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE), and will allow you to improve patient safety and enhance quality of care.

¹The BSN degree program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

²This program is currently not approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Inquire now to receive a copy of Capella’s BSN Program Guide and we’ll match you with a nursing enrollment counselor who has extensive ongoing training in your field of study to offer insight about courses, career path, and the skills in demand by employers.

Degree Outcomes

With your BSN from Capella, you'll have the ability to conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations. You'll also learn to incorporate safety and quality practices and evidence-based practice interventions as well as understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common career outcomes with an online BSN include registered nurse, home health nurse, community health nurse, school nurse, industrial health nurse, case management nurse, or licensed practical nurse (LPN) instructor. Potential workplaces include: hospital, long-term care facility, home health agency, school, public health clinic, or government agency.

To learn more, call 877.295.6782, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.