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RN to BSN – RN to MSN Online

Take your RN to the next level

Elevate your nursing practice with a BSN or MSN

If you are currently working as a licensed registered nurse, take a strategic step and advance your career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Spalding University. In just three words, our programs are convenient, affordable and reputable. You'll obtain valuable knowledge and skills in class that can be immediately applied to your nursing career.

Convenient

Continue working while you earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.

We offer four pathways for earning your degree:

RN to BSN (100% online)
The RN to BSN program can be completed entirely online at a pace that works for you.

    • 30 credit hours
    • 1 year for full-time study or 1.5 years for part-time study
    • Classes start every 6 weeks
    • 7 start dates throughout the year
    • Rolling admissions. Apply anytime.

For program information, including features, curriculum plan, benchmarks, etc., view our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program page.

RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (hybrid)
The RN to MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner track is offered in a hybrid format. You can complete all of your bachelor’s and many of your master’s level courses entirely online. The courses specific to the FNP track are in-person, on-campus.

  • 60 credit hours
  • Bachelor’s level classes every 6 weeks
  • Master’s level classes start in May each year
  • Rolling admissions. Apply anytime.

RN to MSN - Nurse Educator (100% online)
The RN to MSN – Nurse Educator track can be completed entirely online.

  • RN to MSN is 60 credit hours
  • RN to MSN Bridge is 43 credit hours
  • Classes start every 6-8 weeks
  • Rolling admissions. Apply anytime.

RN to MSN - Healthcare Leadership (100% online)
The RN to MSN – Healthcare Leadership track can be completed entirely online.

  • RN to MSN is 60 credit hours
  • RN to MSN Bridge is 43 credit hours
  • Classes start every 6-8 weeks
  • Rolling admissions. Apply anytime.

See our admission requirements.

Affordable

Enjoy the value of private education for a low, competitive tuition rate.


Low costs

No hidden fees and low or no book expenses


Small class sizes

Receive the attention you deserve


Personalized advising

Map out your academic and career goals with a dedicated advisor


Supportive, diverse faculty

Learn from working clinicians, scholars and healthcare advocates

Minimize your costs by maximizing your benefits. Learn more about tuition reimbursement.

Reputable


Top-5 Best Colleges for Nursing

in Kentucky (Niche 2021)

Our School of Nursing has history:

  • Our RN-BSN program was established in 1981.
  • Our BSN program, established in 1933, is the oldest baccalaureate program in Ky.
  • Our MSN program is the oldest in Louisville and the second oldest in Ky.

We’re accredited by:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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Other Features
  • Our bachelor’s level courses are offered in our unique block schedule format. You’ll take one to two classes at a time and enjoy a week-long break between blocks.
  • Our online classes are entirely online. There are no required on-campus obligations and access to online academic support services.
  • Our courses prepare you for graduate school. You can even gain preferred status for applying to Spalding’s MSN program.

Admissions

RN to BSN Admissions

Apply and enroll at any time. Our bachelor’s level nursing classes begin every six weeks with seven start dates throughout the year. Automatic admission to the RN to BSN program for students who meet the following requirements:

  • Admission to the university.
  • An active, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse (licensure is required to be maintained throughout the program.)
  • An associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. (All general education requirements are considered to be met if an appropriate associate’s degree has been earned.)

Learn more about transfer credits and our RN to BSN admission requirements.

Online RN to MSN Admissions

Apply and enroll at any time. Our master’s-level courses start every six to eight weeks. Admission to the RN to MSN or the RN to MSN bridge program is granted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

Please refer to the MSN admission requirements for specific information about how to apply.

Tuition Reimbursement & Program Partners

We’ll work with you to maximize how you use your employer’s tuition reimbursement benefits, so you can earn your nursing degree at little or no cost to you.

Partner discounts

We also offer tuition discounts to our program partners. If you are a registered nurse, working for one of our partners, you may be eligible for up to 15 percent off your tuition. Our partners:

  • Baptist Health Systems, Inc.
  • Humana, Inc.

For specific details about partnerships or to find out how your organization can become a partner, contact Jill Gaines, Director of Admissions & Community Partnerships at jgaines01@spalding.edu or (502) 500-2803.