RN-to-BSN Online

Prerequisite Courses

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  • Humanities electives 6 hrs.
  • Music, art, or theatre 3 hrs.
  • General Psychology 3 hrs.  (CLEP option available)
  • General Sociology 3 hrs.  (CLEP option available)
  • Social science elective 3 hrs.
  • Biology/Lab 4-5 hours (CLEP option available)
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Lab 4-5 hrs.
  • Microbiology/Lab 3-4 hrs.
  • Chemistry/Lab 4-5 hrs. (CLEP option available)
  • Statistics 3 hrs.
  • Freshman Composition 3 hrs.
  • College Algebra 3 hrs.  (CLEP option available)
  • Unrestricted electives 2-6 hrs.

Transfer Credits

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for a bachelor's degree. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 92 credit hours of college level courses into the program. A total of 32 credit hours will be earned through the online RN to BSN program through Washburn University.

Second Degree Students

Students who have earned an Associate or Diploma degree from a nursing program and have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education may complete the online RN to BSN as a second bachelor's degree at by completing the required 32 credit hours at Washburn University. Second degree students are exempt from general education and prerequisite requirements if the bachelor's degree includes 3 credit hours of statistics.

Transfer Guides

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Transfer Guides
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Let us evaluate your transcript with a complimentary review! Send your unofficial transcripts via fax to 785-670-1113 - Attention: RNBSN Director, or send them via email to:

RNBSN@washburn.eduTranscript Evaluation Request Form