The University of Providence RN-BSN program prepares graduates for a generalist nurse role that improves health care and advances the nursing profession through education, research, practice, and compassionate care. This program is offered to licensed, practicing Registered Nurses.

Program Format

In this part-time program, students complete no more than nine credits per semester for a total of four semesters. All students are required to attend a live online class one day every other week throughout the program, and all students must attend a face-to-face orientation at the beginning of the program. New cohorts begin in January and August each year.

Program Cost

Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and partner organization caregivers are eligible for special pricing for this program.  Caregivers who are eligible for the PSJH Scholarship pay a co-pay of $1,450 per semester.  PSJH caregivers not eligible for the scholarship pay $14,500 ($483 per credit for 30 credits).  All other students pay $24,000 ($800 per credit for 30 credits).

The core and prerequisite courses required for this program are offered at a discounted rate of $150/credit (no fees) for PSJH caregivers and partner organizations who are preparing to enroll in the RN to BSN Program.

The tuition rates for the core and prerequisite courses for PSJH caregivers is based on the 2017-18 academic year.  The tuition rate will increase to $275 per credit starting Fall 2018 for these courses.

How to Apply

  • Program Application: Applicants must complete an application via NursingCAS (www.nursingcas.org).
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts from each college or university attended leading to NursingCAS.
  • Personal Essay: Applicants are required to submit a personal essay.
  • RN License: Applicants are required to submit RN license information.

Apply Now  

The application for the August 2018 and January 2019 RN-BSN program is now open.  Please reference the Program Requirement section to see if you meet the application qualifications. Download the RN-BSN Application and Information Packet.


Mallory Morse, Nursing Program Coordinator
Email: nursing@uprovidence.edu
Phone: 406.791.5226