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An Accredited RN To BSN

Designed For Working Nurses

Being an RN is as rewarding as it is challenging. As the world of healthcare evolves, an RN to BSN from Strayer is a flexible, affordable way to stay competitive in this demanding field. Designed by nurses for nurses, our online bachelor's in nursing program offers you, the RN, the opportunity to forge an ethical, evidence-based, interdisciplinary and professional nursing practice. Prepare yourself to handle the challenges of 21st-century nursing – all while you keep doing the nursing job you love.

Our Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Strayer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

    Learn more about our program by attending a Virtual RN to BSN Info Session with one of our Nursing Advisors.

    Hear from those leading our program

    Designed by nurses, for nurses, is more than a description. It’s a commitment to both the creation and operation of our program that permeates every facet of its existence, from building curricula to the type of support we offer.

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    The path to your degree

    Our 125-year commitment to working adults makes more sense than ever when it comes to nurses, especially RNs now moving on to a BSN. See how we smooth the road to provide a great learning experience.

    Questions Answered

    We’ve created regular virtual information sessions so RNs can log on, get more details and ask questions in real time. Click the button below to see the time and date of the next session, and to register.

    Affordable Tuition

    With the Strayer Graduation Fund, RN to BSN students can save up to 25% of total tuition—that’s $14,500 on the cost of education. Enrollment is automatic, so you start earning tuition credits as soon as you complete your first class.

    Online flexibility

    Complete your degree on your schedule, not ours. Choose to learn full time or part time, with classes available completely online.

    Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses

    • NUR 300 - Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

      Equips students for the transition to the role of the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse (RN). Students examine how nursing and non-nursing theories, professional organizations, standards, and guidelines are applied to nursing practice to improve healthcare delivery. Introduces students to the program’s mission and philosophy and to the key concepts in the RN to BSN Program curriculum, including: caring, professionalism, evidence-based practice, and collaboration. Students begin development of an ePortfolio, which will be used throughout the program to describe their professional practice, growth and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.

    • NUR 310 - Quality and Safety in Healthcare

      Explores the concepts of evidence-based practice, teamwork, collaboration, patient-centered care, and the ethical, legal, and technological issues associated with promoting a culture of safety, quality improvement processes, and quality assurance. Students will plan, implement, and evaluate a quality and/or safety initiative consistent with caring concepts and the QSEN framework.

    • NUR 315 - Applied Healthcare Informatics

      Builds on previous knowledge of technology use in healthcare settings and facilitates development of connections among concepts related to research, evidence-based practice, and healthcare informatics and how they interface to impact healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and issues involved with technology use in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. It explores how technology and informatics are designed to enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care delivery, and strengthen the nurse-patient relationship.

    • NUR 325 - Application of Pathophysiology to Advanced Health Assessment

      Enables the registered nurse to develop as a baccalaureate generalist by applying pathophysiological concepts to advanced health assessment techniques. Learners use critical thinking and discovery skills to apply health assessment and health promotion concepts to the care of diverse clients across the lifespan and along the health and wellness continuum. As interdisciplinary team members, learners are prepared to make contributions to clients’ holistic health. Using Shadow Health©, a computerized simulated health assessment suite, and practical experiences, students learn to apply advanced health assessment techniques to improve current and future patients’ health outcomes.

    • NUR 400 - Contemporary Healthcare Issues

      Explores the baccalaureate generalist’s role in the dynamic healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on health care policy and politics, cost containment, and regulatory issues. Emerging topics are also discussed, including: accessibility and provision of healthcare to vulnerable and diverse populations; the effect of health information and literacy on consumer behavior; the emerging field of genetics and genomics; the evolving needs of the contemporary nursing and healthcare workforce, and complementary/alternative therapies and their influences on patient-centered healthcare.

    • NUR 410 - Interdisciplinary Leadership and Management

      Explores leadership and management concepts, principles, and theories associated with healthcare policy, advocacy, and regulation to advance leadership development. Building upon previous coursework focused on maintaining a culture of quality and safety, this course also emphasizes the related leadership and management contributions to quality and safety in healthcare environments. Learners explore formal and informal leadership roles and responsibilities at various levels within the healthcare system. Effective inter/intra-professional communication, collaboration, and application of professional values are emphasized.

    • NUR 425 - Population-Focused Nursing for Diverse Communities

      Explores population-focused nursing, community/public health concepts, and population health trends on the continuum of individuals, families, aggregates and communities. The course provides theoretical content essential to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of communities and aggregates and examines the effects of contemporary issues and health policy on the public’s health. In experiential learning, students will conduct a community assessment and use evidence-based research to develop a plan designed to improve or promote the health of a select population.

    • NUR 499 - RN-to-BSN Capstone Course

      Provides students an opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in the liberal arts and nursing discipline. Also, explores trends and issues that influence contemporary nursing practice and engages students in career advancement activities. The course focuses on the application of research and evidence-based practice principles. Career readiness within the context of nursing and healthcare, is emphasized, including socialization to the role of the professional nurse, the importance of professional identity, professional certification, professional organizations, and ongoing professional development. In addition to demonstrating competence in each of the nine <em>Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008)</em>, students culminate their learning by working with a preceptor to develop a research/evidence-based practice project focused on improving quality and/or safety within a healthcare setting. Students finalize the ePortfolio, which documents their professional practice, growth, and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.


    Nursing defines who you are. You are smart, strong, and tough. You thrive on the adrenaline rush and love the fact that every day you are helping people when they need it the most.

    You don’t have a lot of spare time, though. That’s why you want to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing online.

    Plan and promote safer workplaces. Discuss the most relevant issues in modern healthcare. Learn how to apply principles of technology and information engineering to your daily work.  Embrace your role as the leader tasked with addressing the new challenges every day presents.

    We know you’re busy. We won’t let that prevent you from reaching your full potential. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing online with the help of Strayer’s outstanding faculty and supportive staff.

    Making it all possible

    Financial Assistance & Tools

    We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

    The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

    • Federal financial aid programs
    • Military education benefits
    • Selected state grant programs
    • Tuition benefit programs
    Tuition Information Scholarships and Grants

    Admission to a Strayer Bachelor’s Program

    To qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalent, documentation of the completion of an associate's degree in nursing or a diploma program preparing the registered nursing licensure, and an active unencumbered RN license from a state where the program is currently offered and where the student is able to complete the clinical requirements of the program.

    Program Disclosure

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    Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when it’s convenient for you. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. How?

    • We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
    • We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.
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