2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    Aug 14, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RN-BSN Track - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Return to: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program  

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program provides current registered nurses (RNs) who have a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing with the opportunity to earn a BSN degree.

The program is specifically designed to provide students with the evidence-based practices that can be applied on the job immediately. At the same time, students will develop the skills of reflection, independent learning, and enhanced critical thinking that will enable them to stay current in their field throughout their career.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total credits
  • General education  courses
  • Upper-level nursing core courses (51 cr.)
  • Elective courses and prior nursing credit (80 cr.)


General Education Courses (50 cr.)

See the general education   section of this Walden University Catalog.

Elective Courses and Prior Nursing Credit (80 cr.)

Nurses admitted to the program may be awarded up to 50 quarter credits for meeting competencies required to achieve the nursing license through either a diploma program or an associate degree program.

Students with less than 80 transfer credits can choose elective courses from any of Walden’s bachelor degree programs.

Note on Field Experience and Relocating

Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their student success advisor prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program.  Advisors can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their student success advisor immediately when considering relocating.