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New RN-BSN Learning Path Available Starting Spring 2024

A new RN-BSN learning path is now available.

Starting for the spring 2024 enrollment cycle, incoming students for the Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (Online RN-BSN) will have the opportunity to select whether they want to complete the program through an asynchronous or synchronous learning model.

Students who choose to enroll in the program under the fully asynchronous model will complete all required coursework on their own time through recorded lectures, posted readings, and assignments, while the synchronous options will offer bi-weekly live virtual learning sessions. In both cases, students will be required to complete all coursework by the stated course deadlines.

“We understand that everyone learns differently, and after much thought and consideration, the Department of Nursing has decided to offer instruction for the RN-BSN program that caters to your unique learning style,” said Crystal Marsh, Assistant Director of Admissions Operations for the University’s School of Health Professions Program’s.

The Online RN-BSN program, the university’s only 100% online nursing program, is designed for currently licensed registered nurses with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) who are seeking to earn their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing to expand their nursing career opportunities.

While the RN-BSN program has sat alongside other School of Health Professions programs as being catered to working professionals, this decision will allow for additional program flexibility, especially for those with atypical schedules, long working hours, third shift workers, and those who are unable to attend live sessions. Learn more about whether a synchronous or asynchronous learning path is right for you:


Asynchronous learning

In this path, students learn on their own schedule, while still abiding by course and program completion deadlines. Asynchronous students will be able to access and complete all lectures, readings, homework, and other learning materials 100% online, anytime during a one- or two-week period. This option is best for those who want complete flexibility within those periods or have a schedule that prevents them from attending class on a regular scheduled basis.

Synchronous learning

In this path, students will still complete program materials 100% online, but will be required to virtually attend select class session on a bi-weekly basis, synchronous to the course instructor and alongside fellow classmates. Much like an on-campus class, students will have reading and assignments to complete outside of class time that will be due at a designated due date. Courses for the program will meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays throughout the duration of the program. The synchronous option is best for students who can manage the designated times into their schedule, who value real-time classroom interactions, or have reservations on distance learning.


Students who are interested in applying to the Online RN-BSN program can fill out their application using the NursingCAS portal found on the admissions webpage. Those with additional questions can contact an admissions counselor or request more information through our undergraduate admissions page.