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Bachelor of Science in Nursing



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Why This Program?

Advance your RN degree in two years - or less!

In today's health care system, most providers prefer you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) rather than an Associate's degree. Our online RN to BSN program is a great way to advance your career, maximize your earning potential, and become better at what you do best: helping people!

With eight-week courses and fall, spring, and summer start dates, Briar Cliff's RN- BSN program allows for a seamless transfer of credits allows you to complete your nursing pre-requisite and general education courses from a community college. You can transfer up to 90 credit hours from other institutions. Learn more about our articulation agreements with other colleges, where the curriculum is coordinated for easy transfer.

  • Tradition of Excellence: Briar Cliff has always been passionate about nursing. Earning your bachelor's degree from our renowned nursing program will also mean that you will be receiving an education from faculty members who are all active in clinical practice and connected to professional nursing organizations.
  • Easy Transition to Advance Your Career Briar Cliff is the first university in Western Iowa where you can start as an undergraduate or Registered Nurse (RN) and work all the way up Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) all at the same school! Bachelors of Nursing > Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or nurse practitioner > Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 

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