RN-BSN Program

RN-BSN Program

The RN-BSN Program is a completely online degree completion option for busy RNs who want to complete their education by earning a BSN. The program is designed to be flexible for each student, and may be completed in as little as 12 months. However, the program may be completed on a part-time basis. It is highly recommended that students complete a course in pathophysiology, statistics, and all general education courses prior to starting the RN-BSN Program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  • Graduation from an accredited Registered Nurse Associate Degree Program  (AAS or AS)
    • Nursing program must be fully accredited by ACEN at the time of graduation
  • Academic Excellence
  • Current RN licensure

Completion of all general education courses:

  • AA, AS, BA, BS degree, or a certificate of completion from one of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions
  • AA, AS, BA, or BS degree from a regionally accredited NON-USHE institution.  Utah Board of Regents requires the following if not included with the degree:  ENGL 1010, 2010, American Institutions, and GE math.
  • Show completion of all DSU general education requirements.

NOTE:  If your prior college courses or degrees are from a non-regionally accredited institution,  you must meet the general education requirements for DSU.  See advisor for more information. 

Academic Excellence

  • Nursing course GPA must be a 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants are recommended to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All nursing and support courses must be a “C” grade or higher

Current RN Licensure

  • Applicants must provide a copy of current RN license.
  • New graduates may register for first semester classes but must obtain licensure before registering for classes the second semester.


Applications must be submitted electronically. See application packet for instructions.

For degree questions, view the RN-BSN Degree Requirements in the current catalog or contact a nursing advisor.

 RN-BSN Application Packet 

OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD.  There is no deadline for RN-BSN Program application submission. However, priority consideration deadlines are established as follows:

  • Spring Admission 
    • Start dates in January or March
    • Priority Consideration Deadline is November 10th
  • Summer Admission 
    • Start dates in May or June
    • Priority Consideration Deadline is March 10th
  • Fall Admission 
    • Start dates in August or October
    • Priority Consideration Deadline is July 10th
  • Late applications will be considered on a “Space Available” basis; applications received near the beginning of any semester will be considered for 2nd block start dates.

Applicants will be admitted into the RN-BSN program without discrimination as to age, sex, creed, ethnic origin, religion, or marital status and must be able to demonstrate physical abilities sufficient to pass each nursing course.

Not Currently Enrolled at DSU? Apply now!

Complete and submit an application for DSU admission to the admissions office. Students are required to submit previous college or university transcripts, high school transcripts, or GED test scores.