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An Online Bachelor's in Nursing (RN to BSN) That's Affordable & Flexible

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Earn Your RN to BSN Online

It’s time to bring your compassion and commitment to delivering quality, patient-centered care to the next level by earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from American Public University (APU). Our RN to BSN online program is for nurses who have earned an associate degree in nursing and hold a current, active, and unencumbered license. In this program, your RN license automatically awards 30 credits toward your degree, helping accelerate your degree completion. Plus, with no waitlists, those meeting admission requirements are able to get started fast.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


APU is part of American Public University System. This Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) at American Public University System is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Learning

This program cultivates professional nurses through a focus on evidence-based practice, clinical decision-making, leadership development, and community health.

Advancing Your Knowledge

The nursing profession faces continual change and an aging workforce. APU’s BSN nursing program is designed to take your knowledge to the next level in the dynamic and evolving healthcare industry.

Our Military Legacy

APU has proud heritage rooted in the military. Your learning will be enriched by the unique insights of our active-duty and veteran student population.


The mission of the program is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education to professional registered nurses by fostering lifelong learning through a spirit of inquiry in order to prepare students for service and leadership roles in a diverse and global society.

Expert Faculty

You’ll be guided by faculty who share their real-world knowledge from hospitals and healthcare systems, public health departments, government agencies, and the military.

Getting Started

No entrance exams are required. But this BSN program has prerequisite admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

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