RN to BSN Online Degree Program
100% Online BSN Coursework for Working RNs
22 Nursing credit hours can
be completed in one year!
Pursue your BSN online while working as an RN and make your nursing career unstoppable! The RN to BSN degree program at Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles is the smart choice for today’s RNs seeking better pay and more responsibility in the workplace.
*Completion of the RN to BSN program is billed per unit. For 22 nursing courses, the tuition cost is $16,258. There are also 21 general education courses required, and these may transfer in from previous courses taken. Based on transferrable credit, total tuition will vary for each student.
Now is your time. Enroll for Fall 2022 and get your first class free. Submit the Contact Us form for more information.
Looking to take your nursing career to the next level?
Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles has been educating nursing professionals since our founding in 1925 – nearly one hundred years ago. That’s why we’re the trusted choice for California registered nurses who want more from their career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our RN to BSN program is designed with the working nurse professional in mind. Our degree program is fully online, making it easy for you to continue your education on your own schedule. And in as little as three semesters, you could be a proud graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from MSMU.
When you are admitted to the Mount’s RN to BSN program, you’ll attend classes on your computer, at your own pace. Programs begin in both fall and spring. Preceptorships are required in your second and third semesters; these are held on weekdays and scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. (Reliable transportation is required.) If you need to complete general study requirements, you may enroll in classes offered by our program.
As with all Mount nursing programs, our RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. We are also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the Western Association of Schools and College, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
If you DO NOT already have your RN license, you can consider applying to the Mount's Transfer BSN or Accelerated BSN degree programs.
Completion of the RN to BSN program requires 22 units (Nursing Courses) and is billed per unit. At $739 per unit, the tuition cost is $16,258.
There are also 21 units (General Education) required, and these may transfer in from previous courses taken. These courses taken through the Weekend/Evening & Online College is billed at $663 per credit hour.
Based on transferrable credits, total tuition will vary for each student.
Application Information and Deadlines
While applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for each term, we recommend applying by the priority deadline.
Priority deadline for Spring is November 1; the start date for the spring term is early January.
Priority deadline of Fall is April 1; the start date for the fall term is end of August.
Students may not apply to more than one of our nursing programs within the same start term.
Application Checklist for New Applicants
- Complete application ($50 application fee)
- Official Transcript(s)
- 2 references (academic or professional; official letterhead required)
- Personal Statement - Submit 2-3 typewritten and double-spaced pages addressing the following:
- Why do you want to attend the RN to BSN Completion Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University?
- What talents and qualities do you possess to make you a strong candidate for this program?
- What are your short and long-term goals?
- Have you encountered any educational challenges in the past?
- How have you planned financially and personally to be successful in the RN to BSN program?
- AP Scores (if relevant)
Application Checklist for Returning Applicants
- Complete application ($50 application fee)
- Official updated transcripts - Submit official transcripts for courses completed after you last applied to the program.
- Updated personal statement - Submit 1 typewritten and double-spaced page explaining what has changed since you last applied to the program.
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Program Prerequisites and Minimum Requirements+-
RN to BSN Minimum Requirements
Minimum requirements for consideration are as follows:
- 2.8 cumulative GPA
- 2.5 cumulative science GPA (Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology)
- Unencumbered, valid, active RN license in the state of California
- Completion of all prerequisite requirements with a grade of C or better
RN to BSN Prerequisites
Here are the prerequisite requirement courses that need to be completed prior to applying to the program.
Curriculum and Courses+-
The RN to BSN program curriculum requires the following Nursing courses (22 units).
||Transition to Professional Practice
||Alterations of Health and Wellness
||Leadership and Health Policy
||Leadership and Health Policy Practicum
||Integrative Nursing Practice
||Community Public Health
||Community Public Health Practicum
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses (21 units) are required in the RN to BSN curriculum. These credits may be transferred in from previous institutions attended, pending review by the Nursing faculty. These courses can be completed through the MSMU Weekend/Evening & Online Program.
||Biomedical Issues in Christian Ethics
Statistics for Social Science OR
Basic Statistical Methods
||Liberal Arts Core Education: Community
||Liberal Arts Core Education: Global Awareness
||Liberal Arts Core Education: Women & Gender
||Liberal Arts Core Education: Integrative Scholarship
Special RN to BSN Programs
Mt. SAC RN to BSN Program
Mount Saint Mary's University offers an innovative nursing degree program for Associate Degree in Nursing graduates of Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA.
The Mt. SAC RN to BSN program is taught 100% online and spans three semesters of full-time study. You'll complete 22 units of upper division nursing and 9 units of required General Studies (for a total of 31 MSMU units).
Mt. SAC student receive a special rate of $510 per unit for nursing courses and $620 per unit for general education courses.
With only 50 positions available each fall semester, you'll want to apply as soon as possible. You'll take your general education course from our Weekend/Evening & Online College, while your preceptorships will be held in local facilities nearby. As an admitted student to the Mt. SAC RN to BSN program, you will receive a complete class schedule before the semester begins.
Kaiser Permanente Rate
Current employees of Kaiser Permanente receive a 15% tuition discount.
MSMU ADN Graduate Rate
Graduates of Mount Saint Mary's University's retired Associate Degree in Nursing Program will receive a special rate of $500 per unit. Additionally, these graduates are NOT required to submit letters of recommendation or a personal essay.
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