RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

nurse with seated patientIf you are a registered nurse (RN) looking to advance your leadership capabilities and advance your career in healthcare delivery settings, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Empire State University is a good choice for you. The RN to BSN will prepare you to deliver quality patient care, assume leadership roles, pursue graduate studies, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for optimal population health.

At Empire State University's School of Nursing, you can:

  • enroll part time or full-time
  • take nursing courses online
  • take general education courses online or face-to-face at one of the university's New York state locations.
  • complete your degree in as little as 10 months*
  • take 8-week or 15-week courses
  • earn credit for prior learning

*Subject to individual degree program credits

As a BSN student, you will:

  • have a supervised practice experience in a community health and leadership setting
  • work with a mentor who will guide you from registration to graduation in a program designed to meet your needs and goals as a professional nurse.

The 124-credit program includes 41 upper-division nursing credits. See the nursing course information ‌for more details.

BSN Program Outcomes:

  1. Integrate knowledge from the nursing, biological and social sciences, and the humanities to provide culturally competent care to individuals, families, and communities
  2. Apply a variety of communication strategies in establishing positive relationships with patients, families, and members of the health care team
  3. Use evidence and information technology to enhance patient safety and promote quality care outcomes
  4. Integrate principles of leadership in promoting collaboration with interdisciplinary teams
  5. Analyze how the baccalaureate-prepared nurse develops professional role identity, including consideration of values, and legal and ethical aspects to nursing practice


We’re here to help.

Connect with our Recruitment Specialist:

Jillian Johnis
800-847-3000 x6840
Schedule a virtual or phone appointment with Jillian

SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.