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Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

As a registered nurse, you see the increasing demand for nurses with a bachelor’s degree by hospitals and other medical facilities. In order to advance your career, you will need to earn a B.S.N. With a hectic schedule and demands outside of work, you may be asking yourself when and how can I accomplish this and how much will it cost? 

Cumberland University’s B.S.N. degree program requires only 36-39 credit hours to complete and there are no traditional clinical requirements — so you can complete course projects where you work or in the community. The classes are convenient as they are online and can be taken at any hour of the day, and our tuition is less than many other programs you will find, without sacrificing quality.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.  
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, 665 Mainstream Dr, Metro Center, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-532-5166.

Earn your R.N. to B.S.N. in as little as 12 months

  • Start your 100% online classes soon 
  • Learn at your own pace — there are no required login times
  • Network with other nurses — they are your classmates
  • Learn advanced skills through practical, targeted instruction that can be applied immediately on the job

The only difference with an online degree program is how you learn, not what you learn. You will earn the same, accredited R.N. to B.S.N. degree that employers want, but study when and where you want. In a nutshell, the program teaches: 

  • Foundations of nursing science
  • Improved clinical and assessment skills
  • Communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills
  • Leadership and management skills


Courses & Course Path
The R.N. to B.S.N. program requires a minimum of 122 credit hours, which is comprised of 12 hours of prerequisite courses, 33 hours of general education (GEC) courses, maximum 40 hours of credit for pre-licensure courses and 37 hours of R.N. to B.S.N. core courses.

Fall Semester (16 weeks)
1st 8 Weeks   2nd 8 Weeks
- ONL 212   - NUR 325
Plus NUR 323 OR NUR 327
Spring Semester (16 weeks)
1st 8 Weeks    2nd 8 Weeks
- NUR 400
- NUR 378        - NUR 433
- NUR 421
Plus NUR 316 
Summer Semester (16 weeks)
1st 8 Weeks    2nd 8 Weeks
- NUR 342
- NUR 346    - NUR 401
- NUR 420
Plus, NUR 426

Admission Requirements

  • Nursing diploma or A.S. degree in nursing from a regionally-accredited institution
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Current and valid registered nurse license without restriction in your state of residence
  • Be currently employed as an R.N. 
  • Completion of the following prerequisite: Statistics (but can be taken within the program if missing)
  • Application fee - $50


  • Total tuition cost as low as $16,650 ($465 per credit hour)
  • More than 60% of our online R.N. to B.S.N. students receive financial aid
  • Employer tuition assistance accepted

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