Bachelor of Science NURSING (RN TO BSN)



$2250 All You Can Learn
$1125 Single Course Option

Earn the BSN you need to stay competitive in a changing workplace.

You’re a busy nurse who is balancing your professional and personal life. You’ve thought about earning your BSN to stay competitive at work, but have struggled to find a respected online nursing degree program that fits your life rather than forcing you to change your life for the degree.

Until now. The competency-based, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing RN to BSN—offered through the UW Flexible Option—is designed to help you achieve your goals on your schedule, on your budget, while building on your existing nursing skills. The courses are developed and taught by UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing faculty who are all experienced nurses who understand the clinical practice you face every day.

In this award-winning, CCNE accredited program, you’ll study an evidence-based curriculum that focuses on how you can improve patient outcomes. To earn this 124-credit RN to BSN degree, you’ll need to complete 64 credits (approximately 21 courses) – or less with additional transfer credit. You will be given a minimum of 60 credits for your general education and nursing courses earned in your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or nursing diploma program. Plus, we’ll review your transcripts for all additional transfer credit from coursework you may have done outside your ADN.


Program Description

This online nursing degree builds on the skills and knowledge of your ADN curriculum, focusing on developing leadership, reflective and evidence-based practice. In this competency-based program, everything you learn and master is tied directly to program outcomes.

With the UW Flexible Option, you can:

  • Set your own pace. Start any month and take breaks when you need to. Complete an assignment when you are ready and then move on to the next. Take breaks when life gets busy.
  • Fit school into your life—not the other way around. Without traditional semester schedules, group work, class discussions, and scheduled log-on times, you can fulfill your education goals while working and balancing your life.
  • Build on your experience. The knowledge and skills you’ve gained in your nursing career can help you progress through the program faster.
  • Use your transfer credit. Your ADN transfers in so you’re already halfway to your bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn an affordable degree. The Flex Tuition Guarantee locks in your tuition rate while you are actively enrolled in the program.

Career Opportunities

Earning your BSN can help you on your nursing career path.

  • Move into management and leadership roles
  • Pursue advanced nursing degrees ,such as MSN, APRN, DNP



Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program may apply while licensed or pre-licensure.

Licensed applicants must possess:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or undergraduate nursing diploma*
  • Active, unencumbered state RN license
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from prior coursework*
  • Work experience as a nurse

Prelicensure Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students may enroll as a Special Student and request permission to take selected courses to satisfy requirements for BSN completion.

*Prior college transcripts from which you may transfer credit must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).

While there are no on-campus requirements in this program, students must find their own clinical project and a qualified preceptor in their own workplace or another setting in their community for their capstone course.

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