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Earn Your RN to BSN Online Degree at the University of Saint Francis

In just 12 months, registered nurses can earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Prepare for leadership roles in nursing by caring for patients and their families across the lifespan. In addition, you will evaluate and apply evidence-based findings to improve health outcomes.

In your leadership immersion practicum, you’ll plan and lead an evidence-based project within a healthcare organization over two semesters.

Founded in 1890, the University of Saint Francis has always been guided by Franciscan Values. We believe that professional nursing is founded on service, lifelong learning, and caring.

We’ve structured the RN to BSN program to help you balance life and school obligations. This program has three start dates during the year, and courses are offered in short eight-week sessions.

Graduates of the RN to BSN program are prepared to:

  • Apply evidence-based principles to nursing practice
  • Improve policy and health outcomes in an evolving regulatory environment
  • Demonstrate leadership by directing nursing activities and initiating improvements
  • Integrate ethical, legal, and Franciscan principles in decision-making

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Why Choose USF for Your Online Nursing Degree?

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Regionally And Nationally Accredited

Indiana State Board of Nursing

CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Complete in One Year

12 months when attending full-time
(12–14 credits per semester)

24 months as a part-time student
(6–8 credits per semester)

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Values-Based Curriculum

Coursework is community-centric, promotes health, and advocates disease prevention

$475 per credit

(2018–2019 academic year)

Save time—and money—through transfer credits and financial aid.

Find out what you're eligible for.
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Potential Careers

  • ER nurse
  • K–12 school nurse
  • Surgery nurse
  • Psychiatric nurse
  • Charge nurse

National Median Salary

BSN-Educated RNs

$75,000

BSNedu.org

Average Job Growth

Surgical Nurse Occupations

16%

Projected growth from 2014–2024
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


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Meet Your Program Director

Sonia Strevy, Ph.D.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Sonia Strevy has strengthened thousands of patients and students by continuously honing her craft as a nurse and an educator. With clinical expertise in integrative health, mental health, and leadership, Dr. Strevy provides her students with multi-faceted preparation for advanced roles within nursing. Dr. Strevy holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University-Kokomo.


RN-to-BSN Program at a Glance

Core Courses

As part of the core 39-credit curriculum, you’ll take courses such as:

  • Applying Professional Nursing Concepts and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Community-Focused Professional Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Practice with Applied Statistics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Professional Nursing Concepts
  • Professional Communication

Nursing Practicum Requirements

The leadership immersion practicum puts you on a path to finding your deeper and more meaningful career. In it, you’ll actively engage with healthcare professionals to lead an evidence-based project. Your project mentor will work with the University of Saint Francis nursing faculty to guide you throughout the practicum in the state where you’re licensed as a registered nurse.


Support Services at the University of Saint Francis Help Online Students Like You

Dedicated Success Coach

Each online student at the University of Saint Francis is assigned an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.

SmarThinking Tutoring Service

Need a little extra help? SmarThinking is accessible online and offers video tutorials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live tutoring or writing sessions are available for any degree program every Sunday through Thursday.

USF Mentoring Program

Find and connect with a USF alumni and receive one-on-one mentoring in your career or program. Create your profile, get matched, schedule meeting times, and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.

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The online platform was much easier than I thought it would be to learn. I had never taken an online course before and I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed this method of learning.”

—Pamela Blasko, RN-to-BSN student at USF

Hear More About the RN-to-BSN Program at USF

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