The School of Nursing offers a program for licensed Registered Nurses who want to earn their BSN degree. The RN to BSN is offered 100% online.

The School of Nursing has been providing distance education since 1993 both locally and globally. The faculty are skilled in delivering quality courses using online technology including video lectures, asynchronous discussion groups and real-time face to face discussions between faculty and students.

The innovative program provides the preparation necessary for continued graduate education success. The curriculum is created to further develop students’ scholarly writing skills, leadership skills, research knowledge, and use of evidence-based practice to provide a growth experience for the actively practicing registered nurse.

Students have access to all campus resources including an online library with retrievable full text articles. Courses are provided Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions providing year-round learning opportunities.

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The School of Nursing awards a BSN degree after completion of 120 credits of prescribed coursework. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required of all previously attended colleges

  • 59 transferable non nursing credits
  • 34 credits of baccalaureate-level nursing (includes an 84 hour practicum)
  • 30 credits awarded for your current RN licensure

IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Delaware is required to comply with state and federal laws regarding the delivery of distance education.  Please see the University’s State Authorization page for more information.

Applicants who are in the UD AA/Beebe/RN-BSN partnership must have completed all the prerequisites for the RN-BSN program, have an Associates in Arts degree, completed Beebe’s RN Diploma program, have an overall 2.5 GPA from all institutions attended, and have an RN license to apply for the RN-BSN program.

Applicants from other institutions must have completed all the prerequisites for the RN-BSN program, have a Diploma degree or an Associates in Arts in Nursing degree, have an overall 2.5 GPA from all institutions attended, and have an RN license to apply for the RN-BSN program.

Science Prerequisites (22 cr)

Non-Nursing Prerequisites 

Biology English 110
Microbiology English Composition
Anatomy and Physiology Psychology
Chemistry Life Span Development
Nutrition Statistics 200
  * UD Breadth Requirements
  * Free Electives

You must submit your academic credentials for evaluation to one of the following organizations. We must receive ORIGINAL Credential Evaluations or files directly from the organization completing the evaluation on your behalf:

A Detail Report credential evaluation by the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) is required. See link below for more information on the process: 


Other required documentation may include

  • Official transcript (and certified literal English translation when necessary)
  • Official course syllabi or descriptions used by the institution (with certified literal English translations when necessary)

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Deferred tuition payment option is available for up to 30 days after grades are received. Click here for information on Nursing Deferred Tuition.

Nursing Courses (34 credits  / 120 total)
Curriculum starting Fall 2019 for incoming RN-BSN Students

NURS 320  Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3)
NURS 262 Healthcare Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
NURS 325 Critical Issues in Health Care (3)
NURS 350 Wellness and Health Assessment (3)
HLTH 241 Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (3)
NURS 411/412/414 Topics in Healthcare Delivery (3)-
(required a total of 9 credits; NURS 412 or NURS 414 will meet the multicultural requirement)
NURS 418 Public and Global Health (3)
NURS 438 Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice (3)
NURS 443 BRN Role Practicum and Portfolio (84 clinical hours)
NURS 411/412/414 Topics in Healthcare Delivery (3)
(required a total of 9 credits, one [3 cr] of which must be Healthcare Informatics; NURS 412 or NURS 414 will meet the multicultural requirement)

Q: Can I transfer credits for courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher education?
A: The University accepts baccalaureate credits from institutions that are fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. Credits completed with a grade of “C” or higher, must be applicable to a degree program offered by the University. Please see the link below for the online UD Transfer Matrix. Non-matriculated students can use this online tool to verify transfer ability of community college courses. If your course or school is not listed, please contact the School of Nursing at (302) 831-1253 for transfer credit advisement. Note: Transfer students are required to complete their last 30 credits through the University of Delaware. UD Transfer Credit Equivalency Search Website

Q: Can I obtain credit for life/work experience?
A: Yes. The University of Delaware allows 30 credits for all currently licensed RNs (in lieu of transferring individual nursing courses from previous schooling). UD does not allow college credits for nursing certifications.

Q:Does UD accept CLEP exam credits from other institutions?
A: No.

Q:What is the tuition for UD online?
A: A current fee schedule for courses (worksite and non-site individual rates) is available on the UD Online web site. Fees are subject to change.

Q:Is financial aid available for this program?
A: Yes. Please visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.

Q:Do I need to come to campus for classes ?
A: Not for the nursing courses. All nursing courses are completely online.

Deadlines for submitting application materials:

Fall admission: May 1

Spring admission: November 1