Online/Blended Degree and Certificate Programs

RN to BS in Nursing

Advance your nursing career and stay competitive in the field with a program designed for working RNs.

Online coursework, only 35 hours of clinical work

CCNE-accredited

10:1 student-to-faculty ratio

$83K average salary for Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates – PayScale

Adelphi University’s RN to BS in Nursing program is centered around meeting current needs in the field. The program is competitively priced, including online coursework and 35 hours of clinical work. This allows RNs to work while they earn their degree. The RN to BS in Nursing features updated curriculum, the latest technology and a dynamic online learning environment. It is also an excellent foundation for graduate studies, both in nursing and in other fields.

The healthcare landscape is rapidly evolving, and that includes the scope of responsibilities and skills necessary for nurses.

  • Studies show that higher nursing education makes a big difference in improved patient outcomes.
  • Many states across the U.S. are considering, and New York has passed legislation requiring nurses to obtain a BSN within 10 years of completing their associate degree.
  • In order to qualify for American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition®, hospitals must provide proof of plans to increase their BSN workforce to 80% by 2020.
“BSN nurses are prized by employers for their critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion skills, and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.”
The Pressure Is On: Why You Should Get Your BSN

Program outcomes

  • Plan and/or provide patient-centered nursing care that contributes to safe and high-quality patient outcomes
  • Apply critical thinking skills while implementing the nursing process
  • Apply evidence-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences as the basis for practice
  • Integrate informatics and communication technologies to improve patient care outcomes
  • Exhibit professional role development
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with patients and families and as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team

With an average 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and exceptionally high academic quality, every student has access to excellent learning opportunities. Our belief in one-to-one learning is revolutionizing the university experience for thousands of students.

Adelphi is a national leader in diversity and inclusion. We welcome students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures including those working full or part time who require flexible schedules.


Employment of nurses is projected to grow 12%, from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduates of the RN to BS in Nursing program are ready to fulfill roles such as:

  • Case manager
  • Care coordinator
  • Nurse manager
  • School nurse, obstetrical or pediatrics nurse
  • Geriatrics nurse
  • Adult nurse
  • Quality coordinator
  • Health educator

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Who Can Benefit

The online RN to BS in Nursing program was created for working RNs who are interested in advancing their careers. There are many additional opportunities for nurses with their BS degrees, in settings including hospitals, outpatient settings and case management. Our graduates also find more opportunities for advancement at their current place of work.

“I do believe getting my Bachelor’s in Nursing has allowed me to practice nursing at a higher level. I developed key critical skills that are important in everyday practice.”
Arielle Gannon, Adelphi University BS in Nursing graduate

Program Benefits

  • Obtain the clinical, communication and technology skills necessary to become a leader in the field of nursing
  • Work while completing your degree
  • Learn from distinguished and highly experienced faculty members
  • Gain an advantage in the field by graduating from a nursing program with a national reputation for excellence, that ranks in the top 5% nationwide
  • Enjoy the benefits of a strong alumni network


About the College of Nursing and Public Health

The Adelphi College of Nursing and Public Health prepares students for careers as qualified caregivers and leaders who are ready to make an impact in their community. We began in 1943 as the School of Nursing and developed a new name in 2013 to support a new vision—combining our hallmark nursing programs with relevant healthcare programs to focus on population health. College of Nursing and Public Health students benefit from a holistic approach to health education that emphasizes community intervention, health maintenance and management, and environmental health.

The education we provide is grounded in practice, delivery, innovation and efficiency, and our students benefit from small class sizes and strong collaboration with faculty. The College’s alumni network is more than 12,000 members strong, and our graduates work as nurses, administrators, educators, researchers and advocates in a variety of public and private settings including hospitals, agencies and businesses of all sizes.