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RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A quality BSN degree from a respected leader in health care education.

A quality education

A respected degree at an affordable price. Earn your degree for less than the cost of other online programs.

Fully online courses, flexible clinicals

Designed for busy working adults like you to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Founded in 1939

Traditional, not-for-profit institution where every student is supported by an advisor dedicated to his or her academic needs.

7-week courses

There are six start points each year and the next start date is 7/8/2019.


Complete coursework anywhere, anytime without ever having to visit campus.

Finish in as little as 1 year

Flexible transfer credit policies and credits awarded for nursing experience.

Professional connections

Successful alums are working in NJ’s leading healthcare systems.


The RN-BSN program at Caldwell University is great. I am so glad that I chose this program. It is actually designed for the working RN. I have already begun to see the rewards.”

Donna J. Penna, RN
Caldwell University, BSN Program
Graduating class of 2016

National Recognition

Ranked as a Tier 1 institution by the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018.”

Ranked #2 in the state for Best in State Online College 2016 by affordablecollegesonline.org

Named a Best Value College in New Jersey by bestvalueschools.com

Regional Accreditation

Caldwell University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284- 5000.

The Online RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

2017 United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA®) Non Profit Member.

Program Requirements & Course Details by Program

R.N. to B.S.N. Curriculum

Program Requirements & Course Details

120 Credit Program
Up to 60-66 credits awarded for AA/AAS Degree (Associate Degree Nursing)
Up to 30 Credits Awarded for RN license
With both an AA/AAS and RN license the program can be completed in as few as 40 Credits

RNs with an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution receive an award of up to 60-66 credits. In addition, RNs earn 30 credits for RN license

Nursing Pre-Requisite Courses Eligible for Transfer:

BI 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4)
BI 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4)
CH 110 Principles of Chemistry with Lab (4)
PS 150 General Psychology I (3)
SO 101 Introduction To Sociology (3)
BI 315N Microbiology with Lab (4)
MA 207, MA 208 or PS 208 Statistics (3)

Total Credits Required for RN to BSN Program: 40 Credits as follows:

Liberal Arts Core Requirement at Caldwell University (9 Credits)
Theology (3)
Philosophy (3)
Catholic & Dominican Tradition (3)
Required Nursing Courses (31 credits)
RN 219 Current Issues in Special Education: Theoretical Practice and Procedures
RN 303 Health and Cultural Assessment Across the Lifespan (5)
RN 305 Pathophysiology (4)
RN 308 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
RN 310 Pharmacology (3)
RN 415 Leadership, Finance and Healthcare Policy (4)
RN 418 Transition to Professional Nursing (3)
RN 419 Professional Nursing II Leadership Capstone (2)
RN 420 Community and Public Health
Community Health Capstone (5)

Discover Caldwell University. Challenge Yourself and Build Your Value-based Truth Through Education.

Question: Why an online degree from Caldwell University?

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Answer:  Caldwell University is a not-for-profit Catholic university founded in 1939. Inspired by St. Dominic and the Catholic heritage, it makes a difference in the lives of students and prepares them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth, and contribute to a just society.

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