Nursing RN to BSN (BSN)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of Health Sciences: School of Nursing
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 39 credit hours from ODU (120 total)
Learning Environment: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework following a defined course schedule.

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You are a registered nurse. Now earn the degree to advance your career.

RN to BSNWhether you want to become more valuable in your current position or advance your career and lead other nursing professionals, Old Dominion's online RN to BSN program can help you get there.

With the flexibility you need and the support of ODU's faculty of nursing professionals and mentors, it is easier than ever to create an exciting new future in the profession you love.

Why ODU for a BSN?

Old Dominion’s RN to BSN students work with faculty mentors and build a polished professional portfolio – a key advantage in seeking career advancement or employment.

Our undergraduate program has been successfully delivering quality nursing education to RNs at a distance since 1987. 

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Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Map our your curriculum with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF).

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location using ODU's learning management system. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.


Partnerships  Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree online at Old Dominion.

You also may be able to get your associate’s degree online from John Tyler Community College or Northern Virginia Community College. Thanks to our partnerships, your entire undergraduate program could be completed online! Click to learn more.

BSN Careers

Earning a BSN gives your career greater mobility and can lead to new opprtunities in:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing (NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM)
  • Nursing Management and Administration
  • Community/Non-profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Equipment Sales/Consult

Admission Information

For this program, you must currently hold licensure as a Registered Nurse and be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student. An additional application to the School of Nursing is required. Full details and the Nursing application are on ODU's School of Nursing web site.

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.