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Online RN-to-BSN Program

Elevate your nursing career.

 

Have a greater impact on patients and expand your career options with Loyola University New Orleans’ CCNE-accredited online RN-BSN program. This bachelor’s completion program combines your RN experience with the expert knowledge, guidance, and support of our seasoned faculty, giving you the competitive edge needed to excel in your career as a BSN-educated nurse.

A BSN qualifies you for 88% of available nursing-related jobs, compared to 51% for RNs without a bachelor’s degree.*
This flexible online program is for RNs who have an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. With a BSN from Loyola, you can open doors to a more rewarding career and offer your patients a higher level of care.
Online BSN Program Topics
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Spirituality in Health and Illness
  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Information Management and Patient Care Technology
Transfer up to 90 credit hours for associate degree and nursing diploma graduates!
RN to MSN Options

Traditional RN to MSN

For active RNs with an associate’s degree but who have not earned a bachelor’s degree in any subject, the traditional RN to MSN option may be the right fit. This option designed to provide the undergraduate nursing education you need to be successful in a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. You can apply to any of the online MSN concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, or Nurse Educator.


Loyola’s RN-MSN curriculum is composed of undergraduate general education, undergraduate nursing, and graduate nursing coursework that leads to the conferral of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), followed by an MSN. Total credit hours required depend on how many you transfer in, and which MSN concentration you choose to pursue.

RN to MSN Bridge

Through our RN to MSN Bridge option, active RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees can become eligible to apply to one of the three MSN programs: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, or Nurse Educator. This unique six-credit program directly bridges your professional nursing experience with foundational knowledge of topics including population health and professional communication.
Here’s Why You’ll Love Loyola
  • 100% online: A regionally accredited traditional university with CCNE-accredited nursing programs—no campus visits required
  • Dedicated School of Nursing librarian ready to help you with research
  • Step-by-step support from a dedicated network of credentialed faculty and accomplished alumni who are ready to help you achieve your goals
  • Personal Support Center offers 24/7 technical support
  • A rich Jesuit history of academic excellence, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service
Elevate your nursing career at Loyola.
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*Ross, E. (January 20th, 2016). RN vs. BSN: What you should know. Retrieved from Shreiner University website: http://www.schreiner.edu/online/resources/rn-to-bsn-occupational-outlook.aspx In text reference:(Ross, E., Jan 20, 2016)

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