Earn Your RN-BSN – 100% Online

Diversify Your Nursing Skills to Advance Your Career

Believe in the Greater You

Discover what it takes to provide extensive care to patients throughout the lifespan with a nursing degree from Notre Dame College Online. Designed to provide you with real-world skills, our online nursing program will help you become a stronger nurse and advance your career in just one to two years.

Designed for working nurses, NDC’s online RN to BSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. You will increases your capacity to improve patient outcomes, improve your leadership skills and prepare you to become an effective changemaker in your organization. You will also be better qualified for career advancement.

Notre Dame College Online offers you an exceptional experience in the digital classroom. Small class sizes, personalized attention and instruction from faculty with years of training in the field mean an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Designed for flexibility, our online programs make it easier to balance your life and work commitments while taking classes. We also offer a generous transfer credit policy so that eligible students can finish faster.

100% Online

$240 Cost Per Credit

CCNE Accredited*

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Develop the Skills You Need to Provide Better Care

Your course of study at Notre Dame College Online will help you earn the credential you need to take the next step in your career. Our online RN-BSN program requires completion of a minimum of 35 credits in fulfillment of degree requirements, with 29 of these credits in upper division nursing courses.

A registered nurse seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will meet degree requirements in two ways: through course transfer credits and by completing courses to satisfy remaining credit hour requirements. All previous coursework will be evaluated and applied toward degree requirements where applicable. Nursing program requirements build upon general education and core course requirements to meet the credit hour requirement of the bachelor’s degree. Students are awarded block credit for completion of prior nursing courses of 30–34 credit hours depending on credits completed in the pre-licensure associate degree or diploma program.

Courses you may take in this program include:

Didactic with three class hours/week. Introduction to the philosophy and curriculum framework for BSN completion program. Theoretical foundations of nursing practice are presented. Systems theory and complexity theory are introduced. Process of values clarification is introduced. Current nursing issues are discussed. Examines scope and standards for the nursing profession and ethical issues related to the practice of nursing. Law regulating the practice of nursing is reviewed. Current, valid license as a registered nurse and evidence of satisfactory completion of an accredited diploma or associate of science in nursing program are required.

This course assists the student in developing skills necessary to influence health behaviors in self and others. Determinants of health, wellness, illness and disability across the lifespan will be examined. Students will explore environmental, sociocultural, economic and political factors contributing to effective health behaviors. Theoretical models of health behavior and principles of teaching/learning will be utilized to address health education needs across the lifespan.

Didactic with three class hours/week. Analyses of economic, legal and social factors impacting health care policies. Discussion of relationship between emerging social issues/trends and health care disparities. Discussion of social justice and equity in access and delivery of health care services. Opportunities are provided to participate in political processes impacting nursing and health care policy. Service learning required in this course.

Didactic course with three class hours/week. Exploration of leadership and management theories/ concepts applied to the role of the nurse as a leader, manager and coordinator of care. Examines concepts and theories related to negotiation, conflict management and delegation. Legal implications of documentation and delegation are emphasized. Strategies to improve cost, safety and quality of care, based on evidence-based practice, are applied within complex adaptive health care systems.

The Right Support for Your Journey

Notre Dame College Online offers dedicated support for every step of your education. Our enrollment team makes it easier to continue your academic journey, and our advisors and exceptional faculty provide expert guidance to help you thrive when classes begin. With our career services center’s résumé and interview assistance, you can stand out for the job you want after graduation.

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Nursing Careers

The online RN to BSN from Notre Dame College prepares you for management and leadership roles, policy development and advanced academic study. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, resulting in some 194,500 openings for RNs projected each year.1

The 2020 average mean salary for registered nurses is $75,330.1 RNs typically work in settings that include:

Flexible Without Sacrificing Quality

When it comes to flexibility and quality, Notre Dame College raises the bar. Our online programs let you attend classes where you want, gaining practical experience in a highly convenient format. As a result, you can meet your personal commitments while building professional qualifications. Our online programs also offer the same academic excellence and access to exceptional faculty as our on-campus options.

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  1. “Registered Nurses,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved February 22, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Notre Dame College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).