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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing

School of Nursing & Health Sciences


Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

RN to BSN Online Program | Courses - Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Capella University

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Capstone Course

6 quarter credits

BSN4020 Nursing Capstone Project 6 quarter credits

Elective Courses - Choose 39 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

Additional Program Requirements - 30 quarter credits

Credits taken in foundation nursing courses and undergraduate nursing skills coursework totaling 30 quarter credits.

Total 180 quarter credits

Combined Option

Learners enrolled in the Combined BSN/MSN Nursing option complete the following master’s-level courses in lieu of BSN4006 and BSN4012.

Master’s-level courses - 12 quarter credits for GuidedPath or 6 program points for FlexPath

NHS5004 Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master’s Learners GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points
NHS6004 Health Care Law and Policy GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points
MSN6011 Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health GuidedPath - 4 quarter credits; FlexPath - 2 program points

These courses are taken in addition to the general education and remaining required courses.

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Admission to the Combined BSN/MSN option requires learners to have a current, unrestricted RN license.

Washington residents are not eligible to enroll in this program.

The BSN degree program requires learners to maintain a current, independently verifiable, and unrestricted RN license throughout their program.

FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to potentially save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath, available for this program in April 2017. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session—you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.

Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning

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RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option

Finish both your BSN and MSN in just over three years—while saving thousands in tuition costs. Learn more about our RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option.

RN to BSN Online Program | Courses - Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Capella University

What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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