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Nursing Career Advancement — In as Little as 12 Months

Online RN-BSN Program

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Accelerated eight-week courses

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$445 per credit hour, textbooks included

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Up to 90 transfer credits*

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Elevate Your Career. Revitalize Patient Care.

Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career? The University of Tulsa can prepare you to rise in the ranks of nursing leadership. Our online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed for registered nurses who want to build on their existing experience and focus on developing new, transformative nursing skills.

To support you on the path to degree completion, TU allows you to transfer up to 90 credit hours*; 72 of these credit hours are general education and foundational nursing courses. You may also be eligible for up to 18 additional transfer credits upon submission and review of a professional portfolio. With only 35 core credits required* for the RN to BSN, you can advance your career in as few as 12 months.

If you're not already a licensed RN and you have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, TU's online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) can expedite your path to a nursing career.

Graduates of TU’s online RN to BSN program are automatically accepted into the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a 30-credit hour program designed for working nurses who want to continue advancing their professional skill set. By taking advantage of this seamless RN to MSN pathway, you can earn both your BSN and MSN degree in as little as 24 months.

If you want to increase your impact as a nurse leader, we’ll provide the unmatched support you need to shape the future of nursing. Start your journey at TU today.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations and professional portfolio credit worksheet.

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Earn Your RN to BSN Online at TU

Our online RN to BSN program is the perfect fit for registered nurses looking to advance into leadership roles. You'll learn new concepts to help deliver effective care and develop the soft skills that make for well-rounded nurse leaders. Our dedicated faculty offer individualized student guidance to set you on the right course to achieve your goals.

Here are some topics you'll encounter in the RN to BSN online program's coursework:

  • The nursing process as a way to help individuals and families adapt to acute disruptions of health
  • Social determinants of health and correlations between socioeconomic status and health outcomes
  • Skills development in written and oral communication for relevant aspects of nursing

Explore Your Career Potential With an RN to BSN Online

Take a look at some potential careers you can reach with an RN-BSN degree*:

Nursing Manager

Median Annual Salary: $91,682

Utilization Management Nurse

Median Annual Salary: $77,580

Nurse Case Manager

Median Annual Salary: $77,054

Unit Manager

Median Annual Salary: $73,512

Hospice Nurse

Median Annual Salary: $73,353

*Salary data from Payscale

Curriculum & Courses

Designed for active registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing, the the RN to BSN online program is built on 35 core credits* and offered in an accelerated eight-week format to allow for multiple starts each year.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations and professional portfolio credit worksheet.

Online RN to BSN Courses

NSG 3053 Health Assessment (3 credits)

NSG 3063 Theoretical Frameworks of Nursing (3 credits)

NSG 4013 Nursing Care of the Family (3 credits)

ENGL 3003 Writing for the Professions (3 credits)

NSG 4543 Quality Across Health Care Systems (3 credits)

NSG 4023 Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)

HCDS 2013 In Sickness and in Health: Analyzing the U.S. Health Care System (3 credits)

NSG 4263 Nursing Science V (3 credits)

AHS 4045 Introduction to Applied Health Care Research (5 credits)

NSG 3073 Population Health (3 credits)

NSG 4643 Capstone (3 credits)

View full course details in The University of Tulsa course catalog.

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“The faculty really helped me to push myself and drive me to be one of the best nurses I can be — a future leader in the health care field.”
— Nikita Burgess, BSN Alum


Quality Nursing Education at an Unbeatable Value

At just $445 per credit hour with textbooks included, our online RN to BSN degree delivers an elite, private nursing education at a competitive price. We accept up to 90 transfer credits* so you can focus on the courses that teach skills for meaningful career advancement.

*Please note that the total credit hours required may vary based on your individual official transcript evaluations and professional portfolio credit worksheet.

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Community of Care

TU is home to compassionate educators who provide individualized guidance and one-on-one support. We take the time to understand your goals, matching and mentoring you to promote career readiness and foster professional development.

Why Choose Tu?

An experienced faculty dedicated to helping you advance your career

An up-to-date curriculum designed to prepare future-ready nurses

A reputation for training confident and competent nursing leaders since 1973

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About The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is known for its long-standing legacy of producing skilled and hard-working nurses, dating back to its first graduating class from the School of Nursing in 1973. TU's online programs are sharing this reputation of academic excellence with a cohort of learners across the United States, preparing a new generation of future-ready nurses, compassionate caregivers, and nursing leaders to thrive in their field.
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