Online RN to BSN (BSN Completion)


For existing Registered Nurses (RN) wanting to earn their BSN.

Created by Nurses, for Nurses.

  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months (depending on transfer credit)
  • 8-week courses
  • Competitive and affordable tuition
  • Interactive content, 3D animation, and video presentations bring the material to life and facilitate learning
  • Accessible and engaged faculty who are experts in their field, and committed to their students
  • Mobile-friendly coursework so you can do a lot of your work anytime, anywhere

Online RN to BSN Transfer Credit

We’re happy to complete a no-obligation, preliminary transfer credit review with unofficial transcripts. Just call (844) 848-1515 and ask for a preliminary transfer credit review for the Online RN to BSN program.

The Institute of Medicine is calling for 80% of nurses to hold a BSN by 2020

View Course Samples

LDR 4400: Lee Cockerell: Management vs. Leadership

Laura Lane
(part 1)

Laura Lane
(part 2)

NSG 3200:

CLD 2100: History of Immigration Timeline

COM 2100: Group Communication Part II

NSG 4000 – Developing an EBP PICO Question

One of the Most Unique and Engaging Programs in Existence Today

The Online RN to BSN curriculum was developed by Galen’s Academic team in partnership with industry experts to create interactive, engaging course material with extensive 3D graphics, video presentations and interactive scenarios.

The combination of teaching expertise and translation of theory to real-world application from industry recognized subject matter experts will help students prepare for their evolving role in healthcare.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Quality Matters Certified

All core courses within the BSN Program, RN to BSN Option are Quality Matters™ certified. This certification represents that these courses are of high quality, and reflect the College’s commitment to our students, all of which are part of Galen’s mission.


*Discounted tuition rates available for Alumni, Veterans, Spouse of Veterans, and Partner Employers. Call 844-848-1515 to speak with an Enrollment Counselor directly for details.
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Students at Galen College of Nursing may be eligible for a wide range of funding to help pay for nursing degree programs, including Title IV funding programs provided by the United States Department of Education. Additionally, some students may be eligible for nursing student loans and grants for nursing school.

As part of the enrollment process, each nursing student will receive the information necessary to process their nursing school financial aid application. This information will usually be delivered via email.

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“They’ve done an amazing job making the Online RN to BSN program interesting and engaging.”


“When I was ready to get my BSN, it was a no-brainer to return to Galen.”


“The Online RN to BSN program is very accessible. They make it very easy, and even fun, to learn.”


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In the evaluation of transfer credit, Galen utilizes TES®, the Transfer Evaluation System from CollegeSource which is the premier interactive database of course data from institutions of higher education to track and display previously approved courses for transfer. The equivalencies shown are for information purposes only and are subject to change due to changes in curriculum. Galen does not transfer in developmental, pre-licensure, or nursing courses taken prior to achieving an RN license.

If you have college credit that you would like to compare to this listing, you can go here and follow instructions. If an equivalency is not listed, please contact one of our enrollment representatives at 844-848-1515. They’d be happy to take a look and work with you to submit your courses for a quick and easy evaluation.


Is this program available in my state?

Because distance education authorization requirements vary by state, the program may not be available in all states. In order to enroll and continue enrollment in the program, students in the Online RN to BSN program must remain a resident of a state in which Galen has all necessary approvals. Please contact our Admissions team for questions related to your specific state.

Are there any requirements to be on campus?

No, but you are welcome on campus any time you wish to use our resources in the pursuit of your nursing degree and of course, for graduation! Even testing is online, as well.

Are there any clinical requirements?

There is one practicum that will require on-ground work to complete your nursing degree program, but you can be set up for this coursework in the community where you live. It consists of 48 hours of planning and implementing a change project in a healthcare or community setting with your own preceptor.

Who finds the preceptor?

When the time comes, we will work with you to help identify the location in your community best suited for your needs, as well as the preceptor in that institution based on a professional project scope you will be required to develop with your faculty.

What kind of access will I have to my online faculty?

Our online faculty share the same commitment and dedication to student success as their on ground counterparts. Online nursing degree program faculty are required to respond to online education students’ requests within twenty-four (24) hours. While the online faculty is focused on academic questions raised by students, Galen maintains technical support twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, to ensure that students are able to log on and send messages to their instructors any time needed.

Are there any breaks between modules or semesters?

Yes, depending on timing and where it falls in a week, but could be between 2 – 5 days.

Is an RN license an admission requirement?

Students currently enrolled in an associate degree RN or diploma RN program, in the last semester of coursework, or RN program graduates who have not yet attained registered nurse licensure may be accepted conditionally and begin taking general education courses prior to graduating from the RN program and obtaining an RN license. Students accepted conditionally have up to 12 months to attain registered nurse licensure. To take any of the nursing classes, students must have RN licensure.

What are the computer requirements?

Will Galen accept any transfer credit?

Yes, transfer credit for RN to BSN students, including general education and nursing course credits, will be evaluated for transfer following the Transfer Credit Module in our transfer credit policy and is evaluated on an individual basis. Please refer to the full transfer credit section for details. A maximum of six (6) hours of core nursing credit may be transferred in from another approved BSN program given that 1) the hours are from equivalent courses and 2) the course was completed in the last five years and 3) the student earned a C or above in the course. Transfer credit will not be accepted for NUR 3050 or NUR 4850.

Can I apply for financial aid assistance if qualified?

Yes, but you are required to register for at least six (6) credit hours per semester to be eligible if qualified for Title IV loan programs.

Because distance education authorization requirements vary by state, the program may not be available in all states. In order to enroll and continue enrollment in the program, students in the Online RN to BSN program must remain a resident of a state in which Galen has all necessary approvals. Please contact our Admissions team for questions related to your specific state.

For complete information related to admission, progression, and graduation, please see the student catalog.