18 Month RN to BSN

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Open to women and men, Alverno’s RN to BSN program is personalized and flexible, providing all of the essentials: academic growth, positive cohort support and work-life balance.

In just 18 months, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from one of the most respected nursing schools in Wisconsin.

Why a BSN?

At a time when more employers are requiring a BSN, this is your chance to stay one step ahead of industry demands. In fact, the Future of Nursing report published by the Institute of Medicine set a bold goal of 80% of nurses having a BSN degree by the year 2020. A BSN also paves the way for advanced degrees and future growth in your career.

Why Alverno?

Alverno’s outcome-oriented curriculum is known nationally and internationally for focusing on you, the student. As part of our approach to learning, students learn the essential knowledge within each course subject while also developing the actual skills needed by nurses not just of today, but also tomorrow.

Program requirements

  • Associate degree in Nursing
  • Unencumbered RN license

Convenient class schedule

The program meets just one night a week, alternating between on campus and online – ensuring you’re able to balance work, family and an otherwise busy schedule. Courses last eight weeks, and you focus on one course at a time.

Hybrid learning

The RN to BSN program integrates the best of online learning with critical in-classroom instruction.

Start dates and cost

Choose to start the program in February or October.

Cost is $800 per credit, and is often reimbursed by employers.

RN to BSN Curriculum

  • Finding Meaning in Professional Practice
  • Professional Leadership Policy, Practice and Systems
  • Arts, Culture and Ethics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Nursing Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement
  • Sustainability and Technology in the Changing World
  • Nursing Process with Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Informed Decision-Making in Complex Societies
  • Nursing Theory and Practice with Vulnerable Populations

“I’ve held a leadership role for 4 years now, and I was hired for that based on experience. In earning my BSN from Alverno, I feel that I’ve gained the knowledge and experience I need to really soar as a leader.

The potential for career growth that comes with a BSN is amazing – and it really advances your skills in theory, research, and communication.

For anyone debating where to go to school, I can tell you that Alverno is the place to go and feel that everyone is batting for you as an individual.”