RN to BSN Completion

Ready for a BSN?

Diploma and associate degree registered nurses (RNs) are individually evaluated for placement in the program as space is available. Specified prerequisites must be completed before acceptance into the nursing program and may be taken at Union College

Associate degree or diploma RNs who have graduated from an accredited nursing program are eligible to transfer 46 hours of credit for Physical Assessment, Fundamentals, Gerontology, Pathophysiology I & II, Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical I, II, and III, Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, and Transition to Professional Practice from their previous nursing education after successfully completing nine semester hours of NURS courses at Union College.  


Non-US educated RNs not licensed in the US must pass standardized assessments* for Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical, Maternal Child Health, and Mental Health, and successfully validate their clinical performance in nursing courses to receive credit for previous nursing education.


The nursing program must be completed in 5 years. To achieve a bachelor’s degree, students must complete 128 credit hours of college courses which include 65 credit hours of nursing courses, 51 credit hours of required general education courses, and 12 credit hours of electives. Specific considerations for graduation include that 30 of the final 36 credit hours are completed at Union College which requires RN-BSN students to complete four additional credits to achieve the residency requirement for graduation. Academic programs are developed with the assistance of a nursing academic advisor.

*additional fee paid by student