Undergraduate College Catalog

RN to BSN Major



  RN students admitted to the University of Jamestown must meet the same criteria and adhere to the same policies as traditional students.  All students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must fulfill the same academic requirements for graduation.  In addition, the RN student’s current unencumbered license will be verified prior to granting full admission.

Prior to admission to the program, all official transcripts will be reviewed by the Director of the RN to BSN Program.  Through collaboration with the University Registrar and the Nursing Department Chair, placement within the nursing program is determined and the applicant is notified.

General education requirements can be met by:  1) approved transfer of previously earned college credit, 2) validation with CLEP written examinations as per university policy, 3) validation by approved departmental challenge examinations, and 4) enrollment in the courses at the University of Jamestown or another approved college/university.

Course Sequence for a RN to BSN Major
Nursing course cohorts begin in the summer.
Course Title (credits)
Nrsg 497 Nursing Research (2)
Summer Session A
8 weeks
Nrsg 427 Nursing as a Profession (2)
Summer Session B
8 weeks
Nrsg 425 Community Health Nursing (6)
Fall Session
16 weeks
(RN licensure is necessary)
Nrsg 426 Nursing Leadership/Management (7)
Spring Session
16 weeks
(RN licensure is necessary)

*These are the nursing specific courses that need to be completed by many RN to BSN candidates. Each applicant’s experience and varying RN program coursework is reviewed to determine if each nursing course is necessary and/or if partial credit may be awarded based on an experience portfolio. Some transfer students must complete certain general education courses in addition to these nursing courses. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all nursing courses.



  • RN to BSN
    • Students in UJ’s online BSN program pay $330 per credit hour in tuition (or $297 if they work for a UJ Business Partner). Students also pay $550 for their clinical fees, a $30 technology fee each semester, and $150 fee upon graduation to cover the costs of their diplomas, regalia, and the celebration, but will pay no other fees at UJ.
      Before you ever enroll at UJ, your admissions counselor and our Program Director will complete a transcript evaluation and plan of study and let you know what your degree will cost.