At Dominican University, you’ll study with expert, full-time faculty on specialized academic tracks geared toward careers.  Along with our 100% online degree programs, you’ll get the benefits of a real campus, including career counseling, tutoring, advisement, and access to our library and our fitness center.

Nursing classes may be completed in 12 months, if you have general education credits it may take longer to obtain your degree.

Financial Aid Available

Financial Aid and TAP assistance is available to eligible students.

Campus Benefits

Online students have full access to the online library, tutoring services and career counseling services (as well as the fitness center at our Rockland County campus.)

Transfer up to 90 credits

Additional Information about the 100% Online RN to BSN Program

An applicant to the program must:

  • Possess a valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Have a 2.7 cumulative GPA from an Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program
  • Earned grades of B- or better in Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Pathophysiology
  • 67 general education credits completed (includes transfer credits)


The following courses must be completed: Science Courses*

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for Health Professionals
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology

*Credits can be transferred to Dominican University

General Education Courses*

  • College Writing and Research
  • Introduction to Literary Form
  • Introduction to Speech
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Classical-Period Course
  • Medieval-Period Course
  • Present-Period Course
  • Values Course
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Social Science Elective

*Credits can be transferred to Dominican University

Upper-Division Courses

  • NR 235
  • NR 331
  • NR 345
  • NR 353
  • NR 463
  • NR 465
  • NR 467

Completed as part of the program, course names are listed on back cover. Apply today at

Frequently Asked Questions

How many weeks is each course?

The general education classes can be completed in eight weeks. Nursing classes are either eight or 16 weeks depending on the course. How long will it take for me to complete the program? The upper-division nursing curriculum can be completed in 18 months. If you have additional prerequisite, general education or liberal arts courses to complete, you may need to devote additional time to earning your BSN.

How many courses can I take at one time?

You can take general education classes and nursing classes at the same time, allowing for completion of your general education requirements. Is your RN to BSN program accredited? Yes! The RN to BSN program is Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited and registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

How many of my credits will be accepted by Dominican University?

Dominican University accepts up to 70 credits from two-year institutions and up to 90 credits from four-year institutions. After you complete the second course in the upper-division nursing program, the College will award you 39 nursing credits from your RN license.

What is the tuition for the RN to BSN program?

A Dominican University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you will make. The tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $640 per credit for online courses. Financial Aid and TAP assistance is available to eligible students. Tuition deferment is available for students who receive employer tuition reimbursement.

Are there any on-campus requirements?

There are no on-campus requirements.

What is it like to be a student in the RN to BSN program?

You will take courses with other RNs and be able to complete this program while working full-time.

What additional opportunities can Dominican University offer me?

Dominican University offers many opportunities for advanced study: Master of Science—Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration.

RN to BSN Online Option Schedule

Session 1


NR 235
Health Assessment

Session 2


NR 345
Family Health

Session 3


NR 331
Practice Concepts and
NR 343
Nursing research

Session 4


NR 465
Community Health Nursing

Session 5


NR 467

Session 6


NR 465

A minimum of 131 credits is required for graduation. The program is 25 credits of upper-division nursing curriculum and the remaining credits will be liberal arts and science courses. A grade of B- (80.0) is required to pass all upper-division nursing and science courses. Dominican will evaluate tour Associate Degree liberal arts credits for transfer. 39 transfer nursing credits will be granted after successful completion of the 2nd upper-division nursing course. 

Additional Information

Please contact an Admissions Counselor with your admissions questions!

Michelle Wendt