Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN

Accredited Online RN to BSN Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing | RN to BSN Program Highlights

Northern Michigan University’s online RN to BSN is built for nurses like you. Even with a busy RN career, you will be able to complete an advanced nursing education with support from application to graduation. As a matter of fact, your current nursing job will be an asset as you complete your project-based clinicals at your current place of employment.

Project-based, employment
relevant clinicals

Finish in as few as 4 semesters
with 7 and 8-week long courses

Fully online, convenient yet rigorous

90% full-time faculty dedicated to NMU,
on-campus and online

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What will you learn in NMU’s RN to BSN degree online?

NMU’s RN to BSN program will teach you valuable advanced nursing skills and training that can be immediately applied in your current workplace.

  • Leadership

  • Implement evidence-based practice

  • Understand nursing policy

  • Management skills

  • Population and global health concepts

How Much Does an Online
RN to BSN Cost at NMU?

With a 30% tuition discount, NMU’s online RN to BSN program is within reach for about $12,000 total. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. A financial aid representative can help you make decisions about paying for college. Contact: (906) 277-2327 or

RN to BSN Careers

Top Paying BSN Nursing Jobs according to Nurse Journal, March 2021.

Surgical Nurse


Pediatric Nurse


Obstetric and
Gynecological Nurse


ICU Nurse


Hospice Nurse



Online RN to BSN Admission Requirements

Apply to the RN to BSN program with NO FEE and personal support starting with the application and admission process.

  • Eligable applicants must complete an online application to NMU (NO fee to apply)
  • Have earned an associate of applied science degree in nursing from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher*
  • Hold a Registered Nursing license free of any restrictions or sanctions

*Conditional admission can be granted in final semester of AND program and pending RN licensure.

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN Curriculum

The RN to BSN curriculum consists of 16 core nursing credits and 16 optional leadership credits that lead to a certificate in Applied Workplace Leadership.

NU 311Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice2 credits
NU 411Nursing Care of Populations (Theory)4 credits
NU 414Nursing Care of Populations for the Practicing Nurse (Clinical)3 credits
NU 441Leadership and Management in Nursing (Theory)3 credits
NU 453Professional Nursing Practice (Theory)

1 credit

NU 454Professional Nursing Practice (Clinical)3 credits

In addition to the Nursing Core classes, students can choose courses that will lead to an optional LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE.

LDR 100Effective Communication in the Workplace4 credits
LDR 200Ethical Leadership in the Workplace4 credits
LDR 220Assessment in the Workplace4 credits
LDR 300Leadership in Diverse Workplaces4 credits

OR students can add a LEADERSHIP MINOR
LDR 100, 200, 220, 300 and
LDR 400 Systems Thinking in Workplace Leadership

*Prerequisite courses will be waived with a valid RN license
*Consult an advisor for a specific plan of study to ensure you will meet all of the nursing and 
General Education Program requirements
*NMU accepts the 
Michigan Transfer Agreement as satisfying requirements of the General Education Program

*See the NMU Transfer Equivalency page to see how your credits will transfer to NMU

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