The Clarkson College online, part- or full-time RN to BSN degree option is designed to give licensed registered nurses the opportunity to advance their education and career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The RN to MSN program is also a viable option for RNs seeking career advancement.
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Formal Clinical Hours Required


Online Coursework


Semesters to obtain a degree


The Clarkson College online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides associate-degree or diploma-prepared RNs an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and advance in their professional nursing career.

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RN to BSN Overview


Application Deadlines: Rolling
Start Dates: August, January & May

Credit Hours

28 semester hours. See curriculum plan for details on transfer and validation credit.

Length of Program

Full-time: 3 semesters
Part-time: 6 semesters

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Median Salary

Payscale.com, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical Hospital Staff Nurse
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Physician offices
  • Non-Clinical Hospital Staff Nurse
    • Department managers
    • Lead nurses
    • Clinical staff recruiter
  • Non-Hospital Nurse
    • Nursing homes,
    • Hospice care settings
    • Insurance companies
    • Government organizations

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