RN to BSN Program

Online RN to BSN Program Overview

The 100% online CCNE-accredited online RN to BSN degree program at Spring Arbor University is a bridge for you to learn the advanced clinical, analytical, and professional development skills necessary to advance in your career.

  • Our RN to BSN degree online courses fit the needs of busy nurses – with no mandatory log-in times.
  • Pursue your degree while working and stay involved in family activities with 100% of coursework online.
  • Ranked #7 online RN to BSN program in the US (2022) by RegisteredNursing.com

RN to BSN online courses take place in Blackboard, an interactive learning community that allows you access to your classes and curriculum on your schedule - get a glimpse of the experience here.


NUR321 Professionalism and Professional Values

This course further develops and strengthens core professional values by emphasizing the pursuit of practice excellence. The ANA Standards and Scope of Nursing Practice and Ethical Code for Nurses are examined as well as professional associations and practice regulating bodies.

The course explores the role of nursing theory to guide practice. The formal literature review process and the value of evidence-based practice (EBP) are introduced. E-portfolios are introduced as a method of documenting academic progress and professional development. The course provides foundational professional concepts in legal, ethical, and patient-centered care in preparation for future courses across the educational continuum and roles in advanced practice nursing.

RN to BSN Careers & Outcomes

In addition to bedside care, BSN grads can work as charge nurses and registered nurse supervisors.

*The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of jobs is expected to grow at a brisk 16% from 2014 to 2024, and stats show that an RN with an ADN or diploma is eligible for 51% of these jobs, while candidates that hold a BSN are going to be eligible for 88%.


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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

NUR341 Patient Centered Care I

This course has a gerontology focus that utilizes the principles and techniques of holistic nursing assessment and care planning guided by evidence-based interventions and nursing theory. How an aging population affects the health care system and nursing practice are explored. Nursing assessment incorporates review of systems, health promotion, preventative care need, and palliative care planning.

NUR422 Spiritual Dimensions of Healthcare

This course examines the increasing emphasis on spiritual well-being and healing environments as elements of health care. Techniques and emphases are examined from a Christian perspective.

NUR434 Quality Leadership

This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in applying the principles of leadership and management to navigate systems in health care organizations across the continuum of care. The course explores the nurse leader’s role in quality and safety, the regulatory environment, policy, and advocacy for EBP. The course provides opportunities to improve critical reasoning, interdisciplinary communication techniques, and conflict resolution. Change management and conflict resolution theories are utilized in practice situations.

Online RN to BSN Curriculum

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The Nursing Department reserves the right to change curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation recommendations.

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